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Building Structures and Skills

It’s 1 p.m. on a frigid February day at Saskatchewan Penitentiary’s minimum security unit and a crew is preparing to load a newly built modular unit that is located between a construction training shop and a CORCAN site office.

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

And They Call it Puppy Love – Pet Enrichment Program at Bowden Institution

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Bowden Institution and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) have established an inspirational and positive partnership through the creation of the Pet Enrichment Group.

Meet Helen Kosc: Queen’s Correctional Services Volunteer

As a new student arriving in Kingston, Ontario, to study at Queen’s University, one of the first things Helen noticed about her surroundings was the dichotomy of a city that is home to one of Canada’s most respected post-secondary institutions, is also home to five correctional facilities of differing size and security levels.

Artists moved by Kwìkwèxwelhp visit

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Simon Fraser University graduate students Aaren Ivers and Vesna Maljkovic recently had an opportunity to visit Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village.

Welcome to the new Let's Talk Express

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Let’s Talk has been around longer than the Correctional Service of Canada itself.

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.

10th Anniversary of the Office of Conflict Management

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This April marks the Office of Conflict Management’s (OCM) 10-year anniversary. Located in all five regions and at National Headquarters (NHQ), the OCM has been providing a safe space to feel heard and understood and has helped to create stronger human connections over the course of the last ten years.

National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee: Success Stories

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CSC’s National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee (NEAC) met in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10 to discuss

Honouring our Fallen

Ceremony and Protocol Officer Peter Ruttan sat down with Let’s Talk Express to explain the process CSC follows when a staff member loses their life in the line of duty.

Inmate Welfare Committee at Drumheller Institution organize charitable donation during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inmate Welfare Committee (IWC) at Drumheller Institution decided they wanted to do something to help the local community. The IWC recognized the harsh limitations and challenges that families were having during this time, especially single mothers, when dealing with having adequate food, clothing and shelter and decided they wanted to collect money to assist those most vulnerable.

The Grandfather She Never Had

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It’s difficult for Dalila Boukhaloua to choose just one key lesson that Elder Dan Ross has taught her during their working relationship here at CSC.

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.

Stony Mountain Warden Keynote Speaker at Local Law Enforcement Graduation

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Maintaining strong ties with the community is a priority for CSC and its institutions across the country.

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

How a CSC team is helping improve the conditions of incarcerated women across the globe

In 2017, a team of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) staff launched the gender-responsive training program for incarcerated women in Liberia. Two years and several international trips later, the team is gearing up once more to share its best correctional practices for the care and management of women offenders.

Being Bold for Change

“Don’t be quietly amazing”

CSC is blessed to have a dynamic leadership team that includes some amazing and inspiring women.  This month,  in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Women Offend

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.

Meet a REAC member: Sophia Brown Ramsay

Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of the Correctional Service of Canada’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. Sophia Brown Ramsay is Vice-Chair of the Ontario REAC, and like all REAC members, she takes on this important advisory role as a volunteer.

CSC psychologist awarded the Order of Ontario

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Queen’s University adjunct professor, clinical and correctional psychologist (Correctional Service of Canada) and mental health advocate Dorothy Cotton has been awarded the Order of Ontario, the highest citizen honour in the province.

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.

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.

George Manthorne's Story

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It was just another day for George Manthorne, a Correctional Officer at Springhill Institution, when he headed in to start his shift on an August afternoon in 2002.

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

Walls to Bridges – Students On the Outside Work with Students on the Inside to Get a Passing Grade

For Peter Stuart, Chief of Education at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario, increasing access to post-secondary education for offenders can turn their live