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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

Calgary Employment and Resource Fair

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Offenders released back into the community face a number of significant challenges, one of which is finding employment.

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

The Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN) partners to help Incarcerated Dads

In 2017, a partnership formed that would help change the lives of many incarcerated men across Canada. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN), and the Movember Foundation have collaborated to help incarcerated Dads come back to their families and reintegrate successfully into the community.

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.

A newfound respect for life – Jeremy’s story

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Sitting in his cell at Springhill Institution in Nova Scotia after being sentenced for drug trafficking, Jeremy had a choice to make.

Mental Health Initiative

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Building a healthy, respectful, and supportive work environment is a priority for CSC.

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

CSC’s New Training Academy

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In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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

CSC employees in Las Vegas

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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

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.

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.

Transcending borders: CORCAN gives back

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“Our ‘friends on the inside’ are blessing the world and infusing hope in many communities around the world.”

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

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.

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.

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?

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know about GBA+

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In 1995, the federal government committed to using Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) to advance gender equality in Canada, as part of the ratification of the United Nations

Michael Doucette's Story

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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

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.

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.

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.

Head’s Up!

Presenting CSC’s 2016 Blueprint 2020 Progress Report

Welcome to the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) 2016 Blueprint 2020 progress report.