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
High Performing at CSC
Throughout the course of this report, we have shown you concrete examples of everyday excellence, innovation, and collaboration taking place across our organization.
Calgary Employment and Resource Fair
Offenders released back into the community face a number of significant challenges, one of which is finding employment.
Mental Health Initiative
Building a healthy, respectful, and supportive work environment is a priority for CSC.
Douyon Award winner brings cultural events to offenders
When Donna Myskiw, a social program officer at Stony Mountain Institution, was informed she’d won the 2017-2018 Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award, her first reaction was surprise.
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
CSC’s New Training Academy
In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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
A newfound respect for life – Jeremy’s story
Sitting in his cell at Springhill Institution in Nova Scotia after being sentenced for drug trafficking, Jeremy had a choice to make.
Erin and Lee's Story
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
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.
Transcending borders: CORCAN gives back
“Our ‘friends on the inside’ are blessing the world and infusing hope in many communities around the world.”
Fraser Valley Institution Quilts – Inmates Give Back
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
Meet a REAC Member: Desmond Doran
Have you heard of the Regional Ethnoc
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 employees in Las Vegas
When Karine Jetté-Contant and Sonia Cloutier, both correctional officers at La Macaza Institution in Quebec, went to Las Vegas as part of a fun road trip, they didn’t expect to
CSC Warden Escapes from Alcatraz
By: Brooke Peloquin, Communications and Engagement
Everyone’s heard stories of inmates trying to escape from Alcatraz, one of the toughest Federal prisons in America, but a Canadian prison warden breaking out?
CSC psychologist awarded the Order of Ontario
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.
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
Tamara Carley's Story
Tamara Carley, a Parole Officer at Beaver Creek Institution, still remembers the first case file she ever reviewed.
It’s never too late to start over – Two offenders share their experience with CORCAN
What do Perry and John have in common?
Internal Audit at CSC
A Q&A with CSC's Chief Audit Executive
May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month. Let’s Talk recently sat down with CSC’s Chief Audit Executive, Sylvie Soucy, to learn more about internal audit.
Michael Doucette's Story
Correctional Manager Michael Doucette has experienced several traumatic events as a result of his 23-year-long career at Atlantic Institution and volunteer position as a paramed
Celebrating International Children’s Book Day
By: Laurie Lannin, A/Senior Project Officer, Women Offender Sector
In an effort to spread the love of reading to children, and in recognition of International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) on April 2nd, the Women Offender Sector held a book drive