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
It's been twenty years since Alan Edwards, a Restorative Justice facilitator in Edmonton, began working in the field.
We often say that as the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), we couldn’t do what we do for offenders without the help of our volunteers.
By: Michael Geisterfer
* Note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers.
I was 14 years old when I first heard about Matthew Sheppard.
Up until nine years ago, Bowden Institution Correctional Officer Ken Watt was confident in his job, felt like he could handle any situation and inmate, and was completely comfor
Commissioner Don Head has accomplished a great deal during his time at the Correctional Service of Canada.
By: Lisa Bayne, Project Manager, Employment to Empowerment
The demand for resource-based workers in British Columbia is expected to rise significantly in the next 10 years in areas such as forestry, logging, mining, oil and liquefied na
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
After her team won CSC’s mental health app challenge last fall, we asked Robyn Gay to put the experience in her own words. Here is what she had to say…
By: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution
I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.
By Jean-Marc Hammon, Community Engagement Coordinator, Quebec East-West District
On November 23, 2016, the new Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Quebec East-West District, in conjunction with t
By: Eileen Thoo & Donat Bilomba
When Luketa M’Pindou moved to Alberta in 1999, he signed up as a volunteer with the Association Multiculturelle Francophone de l'Alberta.
Let’s Talk Express is CSC’s e-magazine dedicated to sharing stories about CSC employees, partners, stakeholders, and offenders.
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
By: Jennifer Alliston, Behavioural Technologist and CISM/EAP Site Coordinator, Collins Bay Institution
For those looking in from the outside it would appear that most correctional staff are coping and functioning well. They attend work and carry out their duties to the expected h
By: Dr. Jeff Morley, Registered Psychologist, Canadian Center for Police and Emergency Services Resilience
Canada has a new Psychologically Healthy Workplace Standard, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association.
For Correctional Service of Canada employee Nancy Martin, elite-level curling is a team effort in more ways than one.
Tamara Carley, a Parole Officer at Beaver Creek Institution, still remembers the first case file she ever reviewed.
Sometimes a school bench could be more than just a solution for tired feet.
Prior to working for CSC as a Case Management Assistant at Saskatchewan Parole, Scott Macfarlane was a soldier in the Canadian military for 21 years.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).
At all of our penitentiaries across the country, teams of dedicated professionals work closely with each offender to identify programs that will help him or her take responsibil
By: The Pacific Region Communications Team
*A note to the reader: We will be profiling CSC employees who have been diagnosed with workplace mental health injuries, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in next mo