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Training for Emergency Response Team in the Quebec Region

An effective forum for exchange!

From June 20 to 22, 2017 a training session for leaders and assistant leaders of the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) in the Quebec Region was held at the Correctional Learning an

Lookout Garden at Mission Institution

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It was a long, hot summer. Usually this type of statement in a correctional facility is an indicator that things are not going well and trouble is brewing, but at Mission Minimum, it was a sign that good deeds were on the horizon.

Victim Services at CSC - Then and Now

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This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of

CSC’s New Training Academy

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In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Jeffrey’s out of Jail

By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo

When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.

Kingston Penitentiary – Watch the Legacy Video!

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In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.

Saying Goodbye to a Career with CSC

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On New Year’s Eve 2000, Mike Savard and his girlfriend, Laura, were enjoying a quiet dinner out at a local restaurant.

Stony Mountain Warden Keynote Speaker at Local Law Enforcement Graduation

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Maintaining strong ties with the community is a priority for CSC and its institutions across the country.

10th Anniversary of the Office of Conflict Management

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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.

How jail changed Sheldon’s life

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When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.

A Summer Student Says ‘Thank You’ to Stony Mountain

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When Connor Hink first visited Stony Mountain Institution, it was with his parents on Family Day.

Honouring our Fallen

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.

Internal Audit at CSC

A Q&A with CSC's Chief Audit Executive

May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month. Let’s Talk recently sat down with CSC’s Chief Audit Executive, Sylvie Soucy, to learn more about internal audit.

National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee: Success Stories

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CSC’s National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee (NEAC) met in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10 to discuss

Free Days with George

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

MMA Fighter Turned CX

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.

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.

The positive impacts of CORCAN work experiences on reintegration

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A new CORCAN project began in the Quebec Region in the summer of 2018 to support offenders on conditional release with their social and occupational reintegration. This initiative allows them to work as installers on a transitional basis to develop and apply technical and job-related skills prior to entering the job market.

And They Call it Puppy Love – Pet Enrichment Program at Bowden Institution

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Bowden Institution and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) have established an inspirational and positive partnership through the creation of the Pet Enrichment Group.

Artists moved by Kwìkwèxwelhp visit

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Simon Fraser University graduate students Aaren Ivers and Vesna Maljkovic recently had an opportunity to visit Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village.

George Manthorne's Story

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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.

Being Bold for Change

“Don’t be quietly amazing”

CSC is blessed to have a dynamic leadership team that includes some amazing and inspiring women.  This month,  in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Women Offend

Celebrating International Children’s Book Day

By: Laurie Lannin, A/Senior Project Officer, Women Offender Sector

In an effort to spread the love of reading to children, and in recognition of International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) on April 2nd, the Women Offender Sector held a book drive

Pride at CSC

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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?