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.
Offenders released back into the community face a number of significant challenges, one of which is finding employment.
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.
Sitting in his cell at Springhill Institution in Nova Scotia after being sentenced for drug trafficking, Jeremy had a choice to make.
In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Building a healthy, respectful, and supportive work environment is a priority for CSC.
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
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
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
Let’s Talk has been around longer than the Correctional Service of Canada itself.
“Our ‘friends on the inside’ are blessing the world and infusing hope in many communities around the world.”
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.
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.
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?
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
What do Perry and John have in common?
Tamara Carley, a Parole Officer at Beaver Creek Institution, still remembers the first case file she ever reviewed.
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
Let’s Talk has been an important communications tool at CSC since it was first published in December 1975.
In our last Blueprint 2020 report in January 2015, we highlighted Chelsey Donohue, a Communications Advisor at CSC, who was working to improve
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.
Presenting CSC’s 2016 Blueprint 2020 Progress Report
Welcome to the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) 2016 Blueprint 2020 progress report.
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.
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.