CSC’s Executives Attend Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium
CSC’s executive cadre attended the Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium (ESLS) from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24 in Ottawa.
What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me
By Aimee Pianosi
Before I began working with the Intranet Renewal Team, I didn’t have a clear understanding of the scope of the work required to write the Hub.
Transition from the military to CSC: challenging but worthwhile
Shortly after Anne Marie Joyce first started at Correctional Service Canada (CSC) in 2000, she sent around an email that she later realized offended almost every person who received it. She didn’t understand what had upset them until it was pointed out that her military-style directness was not how people communicate in the public service.
Blueprint 2020 at CSC: The Hashtag Edition
Welcome to CSC’s latest Blueprint 2020 report!
A story of genuine kindness at CSC - The Be HERE or Not HEAR Fundraiser
By H. Elise Reeh and Karen Nash, Kent and Mission Institutions
Let’s Talk would like to thank Elise and Karen for sharing this amazing story.
CSC employees offer assistance during summer wildfires
What started as a two-hectare wildfire in an area west of 100 Mile House, British Columbia (B.C.) grew over the summer to more than 1,000 fires throughout the province.
Ever Wonder How An EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You At Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #1: Safety and Security
*A note to readers: This is the first article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.
I am pleased to present the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) latest Blueprint 2020 submission.
Kikeway Wig Healing House – The importance of culture within the healing and rehabilitation of Indigenous offenders.
In June we were happy to share a story about Kikeway Wig Healing House, a private home placement for Indigenous offenders upon release from a federal correctional facility.
Group Leader at Forum for Young Canadians
By: Reg Amyotte, Correctional Officer II, Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village
Every generation has its leaders. I have had the opportunity to meet many of them through my experience with Forum for Young Canadians (FYC).
Celebrating one month of Let's Talk Express
It’s been one month since we launched the new Let’s Talk Express (LTE) website, and the response has been fantastic.
Advancing Restorative Justice: Meet Barbara Tomporowski
The idea of restorative justice (RJ) is one that has the potential to provoke strong reactions. As its name implies, the general concept prioritizes the rehabilitation of offenders in the interest of public safety and reintegration into society, often through open dialogue between victims and offenders. For Barbara Tomporowski, a senior policy analyst with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, it’s one that’s close to her heart: “RJ is a great opportunity to have timely and effective justice to resolve cases quickly for victims, families, offenders and communities who are affected.”
Cecilia Rossander embodies the spirit of multiculturalism
“If I could replicate her DNA, I’d clone four or five Cecilia Rossanders,” laughed Anthony Baldo, Assistant Warden Interventions at William Head Institution. Anthony was not joking, though. There are many good reasons why he nominated Cecilia Rossander for—and why she won—the Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award. The annual award recognizes a Correctional Service Canada (CSC) employee who has contributed to the promotion of multiculturalism and diversity within CSC.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
By: Lindsay Holloway
May 17 was International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
Experiencing a Restorative Opportunity
It was a June afternoon in 1994 when Susan McDonald’s life changed in ways that most of us could never understand.
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week
The Importance of Victim Impact Education
In honour of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (May 29 to June 4, 2016), CSC’s Victim Services would like to highlight the work done by the Canadian Resource Centre for Victim
Meet a REAC member: Daniel Cho
Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. The volunteer members of REACs across Canada, like the Rev. Daniel Cho of the Ontario REAC, 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.
The 2018 National Kickstarter Project (Collaboration Between CACs and CSC)
The Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) Kicksta
Kent CX Bikes 850 kilometers
The last time CX Nicholas Bruce was on a bike was about six years ago.
Innovation at CSC
In our last Blueprint 2020 report in January 2015, we highlighted CSC’s Hackathon as an important example of in
Learning from the Best
How Stacey Alderwick Became A Restorative Opportunities Mediator
Everyone has a reason for choosing the profession they are in. For some, it’s simply what they fall into, and for others it’s what they have been working toward for years.
Dorchester Penitentiary Wellness Committee wants to show the world we are all in this together!
As an act of solidarity a
A gardening project and learning experience
When the Jamieson Community Correctional Centre (CCC) opened in August 2017, there were plans to grow a vegetable and flower garden on site. By the spring of 2018, the gardening project officially began as a collaboration between the CCC’s manager and CORCAN’s Employment and Employability Program.
Jeans Day 2016 - Pacific Region Staff Raise Money for Local Children’s Hospital
CSC employees love to give back to their communities, so it’s no surprise that staff in the Pacific Region participated in Jeans Day 2016 – a fundraiser for the British Columbia
CSC’s Virtual Tour Wins Award
It isn’t often that CSC is talked about on a big stage in New Orleans in front of a large crowd filled with top notch communications experts from around the world – in fact, it’