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A success story from GVI!


During the pandemic, Grand Valley Institution for Women’s social programs department and offender population have been working diligently knitting and crocheting the following items from yarn generously donated from a community member.

Planting seeds of change


Over the past three years, Edmonton Institution for Women’s (EIFW) gardening project has blossomed. What started as a small patch of vegetables has grown to over a dozen raised boxes, a medium sized plot, a few greenhouses, and composting stations—thanks to a group of offenders with green thumbs.

CORCAN builds a COVID-19 self-isolation trailer for the homeless

The pandemic has created unique opportunities for CORCAN to explore new partnerships and innovative designs through its employment program. One such opportunity presented itself in the spring of 2021, when CORCAN partnered with local company Bel-Con Design-Builders to design and construct a COVID-19 self-isolation trailer to accommodate vulnerable and homeless community members in downtown Belleville.

Meet Jude Clyke: Advocate for change for Black offenders and employees

People. That’s what inspires Jude Clyke to come to work every day. Jude’s lifelong passion and commitment to helping people succeed—both in his community and at work—are why he was recently recognized as the 2021–2022 recipient of the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award.

CSC steering in the right direction with accessible van


Patrick (Pat) Avery opens the door of the new Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Ford Transit van with his cell phone. This small action makes doing his job as parole officer supervisor easier

Doris Fortin’s legacy of innovative women offenders programs

When Doris Fortin started as a correctional officer in 1984, women offenders had the same correctional programs as the men.

Indigenous Programs Building project at La Macaza Institution receives award for Engagement and Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

From the air, it looks like a soaring eagle. From the ground, the Indigenous Programs Building at La Macaza Institution is an ideal melding of Indigenous cultural and rehabilitative services for incarcerated people.