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Freedom of the City, Village, and Town

#Weareproud

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.
 

CSC Employees Recognized for Excellence

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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.

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.

Honouring the fallen: Attending the 42nd annual National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial

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.

Giving back - Lifer’s Group donation to Emma’s Acres

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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. 

Horticulture program builds skills at Nova Institution for Women

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.

Recycling for a good cause

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.

A Wonderful Journey

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

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

GVI offenders raise money for local charities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hackathon

#Weareinnovative

The Hackathon, whose name is a combination of "Hacking" and "Marathon," took place on November 20 an

A Q&A with Charles Hawes, CX at Joyceville Institution

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Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.

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

The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) Presented to CSC Employees

With the Government of Canada’s renewed commitment to promoting peace, security and the rule of law abroad, five CSC Correction

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.

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.

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? 

Meet a REAC member: Sophia Brown Ramsay

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.

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.

CSC employee at Olympic trials

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For Correctional Service of Canada employee Nancy Martin, elite-level curling is a team effort in more ways than one.