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Thank you, Captain Ed Dean – Recognizing a special volunteer at CSC

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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.

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.

Fraser Valley Institution Quilts – Inmates Give Back

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Female inmates at the Fraser Valley Institution (FVI) minimum security annex have been very busy making quilts for those in need of comfort. Seven of them were recently donated

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.

CX Steve MacNeil - Why I Started Metal Detecting

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As a Correctional Officer, dealing with major incidents and individuals with extensive needs and risks is often rewarding, but the mental and physical toll of our work quickly b

Innovation at CSC: Section 84 – The Path Home Tool

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In March, a group of CSC staff from across the country will start rolling out a new online tool that will help connect Indigenous offenders with their home communities.

Respect at Work - Job Shadowing at Stony Mountain Institution

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In May 2016, Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) formally launched a staff job shadowing initiative.

Mental Health Injuries at CSC

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

Ken Watt's Story

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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

Finding Strength Through The CSC Community Pipe and Drum Band

It was September 15th 2016, and Gregory McCormick was on his way to his doctor’s office. A long-time correctional officer at BC’s Mountain Institution, Gregory needed to ask his doctor for help dealing with PTSD, but unfortunately, he didn’t make it to his doctor’s office that day.

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.

NEAC Member Recognized by Governor General

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.

Erin and Lee's Story

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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

Meachel Chad – CSC’s First Female Regional Commander of the Guard of Honour

By: Jason Warner, Correctional Programs Officer, Matsqui Institution

Meachel Chad works at Fraser Valley Institution and has been employed with CSC since 2002.

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Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions Wins Leadership Award

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Established in 1970, the Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions (Aventa) has a long-standing, distinguished reputation for providing evidence-based, holistic addi

In Your Own Words – Eddy Grunig

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I was 14 years old when I first heard about Matthew Sheppard.

Scott Macfarlane's Story

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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.

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.

Understanding Islam – Extremism and the Distortion of a Peaceful Faith

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CSC employees in Ottawa had a unique opportunity to peer inside the minds of religious extremists at an event celebrating World

The Importance of Elders

By: Michael Geisterfer, Communications and Engagement

When I was first asked to produce a video documentary on the role of Elders in federal correctional facilities in Canada, I thought it would be fairly routine.