Last summer, Collins Bay Institution (CBI) in Kingston, Ontario, launched a new Bee Keeping initiative thanks to partnerships with Algonquin College, Carleton University, CORCAN and eight inmates.
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.
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.
For Correctional Service of Canada employee Nancy Martin, elite-level curling is a team effort in more ways than one.
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.
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
It's been twenty years since Alan Edwards, a Restorative Justice facilitator in Edmonton, began working in the field.
Let’s Talk Express is CSC’s e-magazine dedicated to sharing stories about CSC employees, partners, stakeholders, and offenders.
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.
“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
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.
Throughout the course of this report, we have shown you concrete examples of everyday excellence, innovation, and collaboration taking place across our organization.
Maintaining strong ties with the community is a priority for CSC and its institutions across the country.
In May 2016, Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) formally launched a staff job shadowing initiative.
Simon Fraser University graduate students Aaren Ivers and Vesna Maljkovic recently had an opportunity to visit Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village.
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
For many offenders re-entering society, leaving the penitentiary is the beginning of a new chapter, and that alone can cause stress.
By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo
When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.
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.
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
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.
Ever Wonder how an EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You at Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #3: Effectiveness and Efficiency
By Jack Seymour
*A note to readers: This is the third article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees. The first one was about the Safety and Security Sub-Committee, and the secon
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