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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

Celebrating one month of Let's Talk Express

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It’s been one month since we launched the new Let’s Talk Express (LTE) website, and the response has been fantastic.

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.

A path to healing and reintegration: Videoconferencing in Nunavut

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For offenders from Nunavut, maintaining a relationship with family members and friends is a lifelong challenge. Nunavut consists of roughly 25 small and remote Inuit communities that are only accessible by air. There is a lack of federal facilities in Nunavut and offenders often serve time in the South away from their communities and families.

Kent CX Bikes 850 kilometers

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The last time CX Nicholas Bruce was on a bike was about six years ago.

Innovation at CSC

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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.

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.

Building skills with CORCAN’s beekeeping program

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In 2018, the CORCAN employment and employability program started a beekeeping initiative as part of the re-opening of the penitentiary farms at Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions.

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.

Jeans Day 2016 - Pacific Region Staff Raise Money for Local Children’s Hospital

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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

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CSC’s Virtual Tour Wins Award

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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’

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.”

Showing solidarity for residential school survivors—one orange heart at a time

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When Eva Goldthorp put an orange paper heart in her living room window in Chilliwack, British Columbia, she had no idea that hundreds of orange hearts would soon hang in windows across Canada.

Forklift Simulator provides more than just employment training

Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge (OOHL) is a federal correctional facility in Nekaneet, Saskatchewan that houses women offenders. At the site, offenders are given opportunities to learn new skills that contribute to their ability to find and maintain employment after release.  CORCAN offers a variety of construction related vocational and on-the-job training as part of the Indigenous Offender Employment Initiative.

Head’s Up – The Anniversary Edition

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After a short hiatus for the summer, Let’s Talk is back.

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Launching Let’s Talk Express

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I am pleased to be a part of the launch of the new web-based Let’s Talk Express (LTE). For as long as I can remember, Let’s Talk has always been an important part of CSC.