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.
Two of CSC’s very own received the 2015 Public Service Award of Excellence (PSAE) at a ceremony held on Wednesday, September 16 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
On May 21, 2019, the Mountain Institution Lifer’s Group donated a bench grinder and cheque to a few special volunteers for their efforts and work through Emma’s Acres/LINC. Emma’s Acres is an agricultural social enterprise managed by the Long-Term Inmates Now in the Community, better known as LINC, which was founded in 1992 by Glen and Sherry Flett in Mission, BC.
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
In February 2021, Marie-Josée Jobin, a former inmate at Joliette Institution, contacted her case management team several months after her sentence expired in order to share her reintegration journey. Her story is that of a determined, bold, and inspiring woman who took full advantage of the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) vocational training to succeed in her job search.
By: Michael Geisterfer, Communications and Engagement
When a major casualty event occurs in the U.S. or elsewhere, there are only glimpses in the media of what is actually taking place on the ground.
Un montant de 2 000 $ amassé dans le cadre de Fresh Start Creations, un programme novateur qui donne l’occasion aux femmes incarcérées de contribuer positivement à leur collectivité, a récemment été réparti entre quatre organismes communautaires de la région de Waterloo.
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.
By: Michael Geisterfer
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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.
This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of
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
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.
Teenagers in Springhill are benefiting from the generosity of the Inmate Committee at Springhill Institution. Inmate committee members were trying to figure out what to do with some old weight lifting equipment in the gymnasium that was no longer useable.
Members of the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region pay tribute to Pennsylvania officer killed in the line of duty
Following the sad events that rocked the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Somerset, Pennsylvania, a group of correctional officers from the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region decided to proudly represent Correctional Service Canada at the funeral of Sergeant Mark Baserman.
On New Year’s Eve 2000, Mike Savard and his girlfriend, Laura, were enjoying a quiet dinner out at a local restaurant.
With the Government of Canada’s renewed commitment to promoting peace, security and the rule of law abroad, five CSC Correction
Bowden Institution and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) have established an inspirational and positive partnership through the creation of the Pet Enrichment Group.
Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.
CSC’s National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee (NEAC) met in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10 to discuss
The Hackathon, whose name is a combination of "Hacking" and "Marathon," took place on November 20 an
CSC would like to take the time to congratulate our retired detector dogs. We appreciate their service and contributions as they played an important role in securing our facilities and ensuring public safety.
It was just another day for George Manthorne, a Correctional Officer at Springhill Institution, when he headed in to start his shift on an August afternoon in 2002.
Ever been at a social event and had someone ask you what you do for a living? When you answer, what kind of reaction do you get?