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Free Days with George

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

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.

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.

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.

In Your Own Words – Eddy Grunig

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

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

Commissioner Head reflects on CSC career

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Commissioner Don Head has accomplished a great deal during his time at the Correctional Service of Canada.

Returning to the workforce: offenders graduate from training program in Pacific Region

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

Training for Emergency Response Team in the Quebec Region

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

OMG We Won! Hackathon2: The App Challenge

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…

 

My Experience at the Vancouver Pride Parade

By: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution

I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.

Quebec East-West District’s CAC hosts a successful awareness raising event

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

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.

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Let’s Talk Express is CSC’s e-magazine dedicated to sharing stories about CSC employees, partners, stakeholders, and offenders.

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.

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

Psychologically Healthy Workplaces - Trauma, Compassion Fatigue & Resilience

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.

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.

Tamara Carley's Story

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Tamara Carley, a Parole Officer at Beaver Creek Institution, still remembers the first case file she ever reviewed.

CSC inmates make “Buddy Benches” in British Columbia

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Sometimes a school bench could be more than just a solution for tired feet.

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.

Making positive changes – CSC’s midyear results

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The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).

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

First Annual PTSD Run/Walk – Pacific Region

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