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Josée Gagné’s story

By: Michael Geisterfer

 

*A note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Dale's Story

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

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

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.

Positive Space

#Wearecollaborative

CSC is committed to building an inclusive, respectful and welcoming work environment for all.

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.

Douyon Award winner brings cultural events to offenders

When Donna Myskiw, a social program officer at Stony Mountain Institution, was informed she’d won the 2017-2018 Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award, her first reaction was surprise.

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

Members of the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region pay tribute to Pennsylvania officer killed in the line of duty

Following the sad events that rocked the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Somerset, Pennsylvania, a group of correctional officers from the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region decided to proudly represent Correctional Service Canada at the funeral of Sergeant Mark Baserman.

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.

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

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.

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.

Horticulture program builds skills at Nova Institution for Women

Horticulture is more than simply growing plants. Any avid gardener will likely tell you that horticultural activities build self-confidence, encourage perseverance and promote a calm, relaxed environment. It’s these qualities that make the Horticulture Skills Training Program extremely popular amongst the women at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro.

CSC Employees Recognized for Excellence

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Two of CSC’s very own received the 2015 Public Service Award of Excellence (PSAE) at a ceremony held on Wednesday, September 16 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Buffalo Sage Wellness House: Relationships Between All Things

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Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet a REAC member: Sophia Brown Ramsay

Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of the Correctional Service of Canada’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. Sophia Brown Ramsay is Vice-Chair of the Ontario REAC, and like all REAC members, she takes on this important advisory role as a volunteer.

A Wonderful Journey

How one training course changed two CSC employees’ lives

When Kenny Goulet and Eric Michael first signed up to participate in the Aboriginal Leadership Development Initiative (ALDI) in 2014, they were expecting a valuable but typical

A Q&A with Charles Hawes, CX at Joyceville Institution

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Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.

Freedom of the City, Village, and Town

#Weareproud

Over the course of the past six months, CSC has been honoured in Kingston, Ontario, Dorchester, New Brunswick, and Grande Cache, Alberta for its service.
 

Life as a CX at Grande Cache

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By Brandon Hamilton, Prairie Region