With the Government of Canada’s renewed commitment to promoting peace, security and the rule of law abroad, five CSC Correction
In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.
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.
Let’s Talk Express is CSC’s e-magazine dedicated to sharing stories about CSC employees, partners, stakeholders, and offenders.
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.
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.
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.
An oral history project documenting the links between the city of Kingston and the region’s correctional facilities has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.
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.
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 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.
For many offenders re-entering society, leaving the penitentiary is the beginning of a new chapter, and that alone can cause stress.
When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.
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.
On New Year’s Eve 2000, Mike Savard and his girlfriend, Laura, were enjoying a quiet dinner out at a local restaurant.
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.
By: Michael Geisterfer
* Note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers.
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.
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
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.
This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of
Charles Hawes is a correctional officer at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario.
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
In 2018, Anne Kelly became the ninth commissioner since CSC was established in 1979. She is the second woman commissioner. To mark International Women’s Day, Let’s Talk Express sat down with Commissioner Kelly to talk about her career at the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).