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Deployed to Haiti: CSC’s Bruno Jean Shares His Experience

By: Jack Seymour

As they rolled down the rough, dusty road lined with makeshift housing, CSC employee Bruno Jean began to realize that their driver had made a very wrong turn.

A Visit to the National Monitoring Centre

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Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.

History project about penitentiaries wins award

An oral history project documenting the links between the city of Kingston and the region’s correctional facilities has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.

Lookout Garden at Mission Institution

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It was a long, hot summer. Usually this type of statement in a correctional facility is an indicator that things are not going well and trouble is brewing, but at Mission Minimum, it was a sign that good deeds were on the horizon.

Recognizing Mark Yantzi

A Look Back on Over 40 Years in Restorative Justice

Mark Yantzi was a young probation officer in Elmira, Ontario in 1974 when he took on a case that would put

Workplace Mental Health at CSC - Employee Stories

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In October of 2015, CSC Commissioner Don Head announced the creation of a Steering Committee for Workplace Mental Health Injuries; a committee he would lead.

Dale's Story

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At CSC, we use a unique approach for Indigenous corrections called the Aboriginal Continuum of Care.

How the Correctional Officer Uniform Has Changed Throughout Canada’s History

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What is the significance of a uniform? For community agents like police, firefighters or paramedics, a uniform is not a frivolously designed garment: It’s a visually distinct identifier that signifies a social purpose. After all, having an easily recognizable signifier allows citizens to determine the community agent’s purpose.

What makes CSC employees happy at work?

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Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.

CSC Honoured in Kingston and Dorchester

This summer, CSC was honoured in both Kingston, Ontario and Dorchester, New Brunswick for its service.

On Sunday, May 31, we were granted “Freedom of the City” by the City of Kingston and on Sunday, July 26, we were granted “Freedom of the Villa

Nominees for Taylor Award 2017

National Volunteer Week offers an opportunity for CSC to celebrate the contributions of the thousands of dedicated volunteers that work with us across Canada to change lives.

Writing for Personal Growth

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In order to encourage Donnacona Institution students to write beyond the scholastic context, I invited them to participate in the Ma plus belle histoire writing contest for adult students in Quebec.

Kingston Penitentiary – Watch the Legacy Video!

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In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.

Spending a Week on Parliament Hill with Forum for Young Canadians

By: Allison Burton, Developmental Analyst, Offender Redress

The Forum for Young Canadians, or “forum”, as it is more affectionately known, is promoted as “an amazing and life changing experience” for young

CSC’s first Turbaned Sikh warden

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When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.

Training for Emergency Response Team in the Quebec Region

An effective forum for exchange!

From June 20 to 22, 2017 a training session for leaders and assistant leaders of the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) in the Quebec Region was held at the Correctional Learning an

How Offenders in the Pacific Region are Giving Back

CSC’s Work to Give Program

It’s a heartbreaking occurrence on Aboriginal reserves in Williams Lake, British Columbia.

Interim Commissioner Anne Kelly celebrates International Women’s Day

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Interim Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Commissioner Anne Kelly is pleased to see that women are increasingly emerging as leaders both at work and in society at large.

Honouring the fallen: Attending the 42nd annual National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial

On September 29, police and peace officers marched their way to Parliament Hill in honour of those who could not. Each year, the memorial gives officers and representatives from across Canada an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties. Speeches were said and prayers were made as the sound of bagpipes and bugles captivated all who attended.

Buffalo Sage Wellness House: Relationships Between All Things

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Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.

Recycling for a good cause

Teenagers in Springhill are benefiting from the generosity of the Inmate Committee at Springhill Institution. Inmate committee members were trying to figure out what to do with some old weight lifting equipment in the gymnasium that was no longer useable.

Top 10 things you didn’t know about women in corrections

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1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.

For CSC’s Employment Coordinators, helping offenders find jobs is just the beginning

Ask someone what the term “employment services” encompasses, and typical responses might include simple tasks like resume-building, interview preparation or providing access to a job board. When it comes to employment services for federal offenders, however, the complexity level increases rapidly.

Meet a REAC member: Sherman Chan

Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of CSC’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. REACs provide advice to CSC about programs, services and interventions designed to meet the needs of ethnocultural offenders and help CSC staff, volunteers and the community learn about their unique needs and cultural interests.