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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freedom of the City, Village, and Town

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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.
 

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

Hackathon

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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Douyon Award winner brings cultural events to offenders

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.

Sitting with another person's pain - Alan Edward's story

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It's been twenty years since Alan Edwards, a Restorative Justice facilitator in Edmonton, began working in the field.