By: Michael Geisterfer
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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.
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
As CSC works to address cases of harassment and bullying within the organization, senior managers are encouraging employees to use the assortment of tools at their disposal to report inappropriate behaviour as soon as it happens.
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.
Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.
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
When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.
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.
Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May has been another busy month; a month during which we had the opportunity to mark some important dates, as well as participate in various initiatives that highlight the good work happening at sites across the country.
CSC is committed to building an inclusive, respectful and welcoming work environment for all.
1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.
Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.
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
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
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.
CSC’s Work to Give Program
It’s a heartbreaking occurrence on Aboriginal reserves in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo
When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.
In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
This April marks the Office of Conflict Management’s (OCM) 10-year anniversary. Located in all five regions and at National Headquarters (NHQ), the OCM has been providing a safe space to feel heard and understood and has helped to create stronger human connections over the course of the last ten years.