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.
In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.
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.
When Donna Myskiw, a social program officer at Stony Mountain Institution, was informed she’d won the 2017-2018 Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award, her first reaction was surprise.
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.
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
Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
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.
On September 29, police and peace officers marched their way to Parliament Hill in honour of those who could not. Each year, the memorial gives officers and representatives from across Canada an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties. Speeches were said and prayers were made as the sound of bagpipes and bugles captivated all who attended.
This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of
The Hackathon, whose name is a combination of "Hacking" and "Marathon," took place on November 20 an
Tucked away at Nova Institution in Truro, Nova Scotia offenders are hard at work at the new Pulse assembly and testing site. This site is operated by CORCAN as part of the offender employment and employability program.
How CSC’s Kultar Gill is using his experience as a mixed martial arts fighter to better his community
Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill is an internationally-renowned professional mixed martial artist (MMA) turned correctional officer.
Bowden Institution and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) have established an inspirational and positive partnership through the creation of the Pet Enrichment Group.
On New Year’s Eve 2000, Mike Savard and his girlfriend, Laura, were enjoying a quiet dinner out at a local restaurant.
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.
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.
In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
CSC’s National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee (NEAC) met in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10 to discuss
Ceremony and Protocol Officer Peter Ruttan sat down with Let’s Talk Express to explain the process CSC follows when a staff member loses their life in the line of duty.
By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo
When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.
Maintaining strong ties with the community is a priority for CSC and its institutions across the country.
New York Times Bestselling author, Colin Campbell, shares his experience of visiting Bath Institution in Ontario
Book Clubs for Inmates is a national charity that promotes reading and the sharing of opinions through book clubs within federal penitentiaries, giving inmates a “second cha