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: 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
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.
By: Jason Warner, Correctional Programs Officer, Matsqui Institution
Meachel Chad works at Fraser Valley Institution and has been employed with CSC since 2002.
On November 30, 2020, the keys to a new home were handed over to the Nekaneet First Nation. It was the first house built by residents of the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge (OOHL) for female offenders, outside Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
Prior to working for CSC as a Case Management Assistant at Saskatchewan Parole, Scott Macfarlane was a soldier in the Canadian military for 21 years.
In 2014, a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program dog and handler team began visiting the Regional Psychiatric Centre (RPC) in Saskatchewan. Inmates and staff quickly recognized that the structured visits were having a positive impact on the inmates’ lives. In fact, based on the experiences of the inmates who took part in the visiting program, the therapy dogs appeared to instinctively support evidence-based trauma principles used by health care service providers. Of course, they don’t know it’s called that. They’re just friendly.
Let’s Talk has been an important communications tool at CSC since it was first published in December 1975.
After losing her daughter, Patricia Hung is helping other victims navigate tragedy
It was New Years Day 2008 when Patricia Hung’s daughter, 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel, was brutally murdered outside their home in Toronto.
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.
Established in 1970, the Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions (Aventa) has a long-standing, distinguished reputation for providing evidence-based, holistic addi
Sometimes a school bench could be more than just a solution for tired feet.
Research from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) shows that there is a connection between positive family relationships and lower rates of recidivism.This is at the heart of the Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN), which focuses on families who have someone that they care about inside.
CSC employees in Ottawa had a unique opportunity to peer inside the minds of religious extremists at an event celebrating World
We want to tell CSC’s story in a new and unique way.
“It happened right after work, I was completely overwhelmed. I didn’t know what to do or where to go to solve my problem.
It was a June afternoon in 1994 when Susan McDonald’s life changed in ways that most of us could never understand.
We would like to congratulate Michael Taylor who received the African Canadian Achievement Award (ACCA) for Excellence in Religion.
Today, CSC is proud to say that the delivery of the C-25 construction program has been a resounding success.
It is with great excitement that the Correctional Operations and Programs (COP) Sector at CSC shares with you this video that showcases some of the initiatives being undertaken
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its mission statement this year! Since 1989, our mission has been the foundation of the important work CSC does every day. We are proud of the service accomplished to contribute to public safety and help offenders become law-abiding citizens.
In 2018, the CORCAN employment and employability program started a beekeeping initiative as part of the re-opening of the penitentiary farms at Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions.