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Recognized for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – Kudos to CSC’s Employment Equity and Diversity Committee

After years of continued efforts toward creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, CSC’s Employment Equity and Diversity Committee (EEDC) was recognized for its important

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.

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’

Workplace Mental Health at CSC - Infonet Page

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Please visit the Workplace Mental Health Injuries infonet webpage for more information about this important to

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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.

Meet a REAC Member: Desmond Doran

Have you heard of the Regional Ethnoc

Commissioner Don Head Accepts Honorary Diploma from St. Lawrence College

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Among the 2016 graduates at St. Lawrence College (SLC) being honoured for their hard work on June 17, 2016 was CSC Commissioner Don Head who received an honorary diploma.

Triumph: CSC Employees at Ironman

Never let up, focus on your goal and pace yourself to reach the finish line.

A great year for Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC)

Citizen Advisory Committees (CACs) are a legally mandated presence within the Canadian federal corrections structure, set up to ensure representation from the public in the administration of correctional activities. Across federal institutions and parole offices, CACs are there to observe, liaise, and advise on CSC’s day-to-day operations, with members representing a wide cross-section of the public.

Offender health care

Interview with Sylvie-Ann Lavigne

The Eye Train

On most Fridays you will find Dr.

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.

Open House at the Regional Mental Health Centre

On February 21, 2018, the Regional Mental Health Centre (RMHC) opened its doors to community partners. Located in the Quebec Region, the RMHC is a multi-level security facility for male inmates who have various mental health needs.  

The James A. Murphy Award of Excellence for 2018

Since 2003, Lori Ebbesen, this year’s recipient of the James A. Murphy Award of Excellence, has been an active, engaged member of CACs, both regionally and nationally. An advocate in the Prairie region for enhancing the role of CACs in supporting CSC’s mandate, Lori’s dedication and commitment to public safety has served as a positive motivator for others and made her an effective leader.

From offenders to beekeepers: a first bee keeping initiative in Ontario

Last summer, Collins Bay Institution (CBI) in Kingston, Ontario, launched a new Bee Keeping initiative thanks to partnerships with Algonquin College, Carleton University, CORCAN and eight inmates.

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.