From offenders to beekeepers: a first bee keeping initiative in Ontario
Last summer, Collins Bay Institution (CBI) in Kingston, Ontario, launched a new Bee Keeping initiative thanks to partnerships with Algonquin College, Carleton University, CORCAN and eight inmates.
Interim Commissioner Anne Kelly celebrates International Women’s Day
Interim Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Commissioner Anne Kelly is pleased to see that women are increasingly emerging as leaders both at work and in society at large.
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.
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
Freedom of the City, Village, and Town
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.
Giving back - Lifer’s Group donation to Emma’s Acres
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.
CSC Employees Recognized for Excellence
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.
Have You Heard of The Faith Community Reintegration Program?
For many offenders re-entering society, leaving the penitentiary is the beginning of a new chapter, and that alone can cause stress.
CSC’s first Turbaned Sikh warden
When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.
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.
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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.
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.
Congratulations to These Retired Detector Dogs
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.
How jail changed Sheldon’s life
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
Offenders build doghouses for pups in Manitoba
Through the CORCAN Operations Division, CSC offenders can learn a variety of useful skills to help them in their reintegration into society. Offenders at the minimum-security unit of Stony Mountain Institution have recently put their skills to the test by participating in a course called Introduction to Residential Construction. This course provides offenders with specialized training in the increasingly technical field of building science.
Daniel McElroy’s story
By: Michael Geisterfer
* Note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers.
Saying Goodbye to a Career with CSC
On New Year’s Eve 2000, Mike Savard and his girlfriend, Laura, were enjoying a quiet dinner out at a local restaurant.
Life as an FBI Agent
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.
Women in Corrections - A look back
Victim Services at CSC - Then and Now
This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of
A Q&A with Charles Hawes, CX at Joyceville Institution
Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.
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
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.