20th annual L.I.N.C. (Long-term Inmates Now in the Community) Society's clean and sober Christmas dinner a success
Over three hundred people attended L.I.N.C.’s 20th annual clean and sober Christmas dinner held on Thursday, December 15th in Mission, British Columbia. L.I.N.C.
Ever Wonder how an EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You at Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #4: Aboriginal Corrections
*A note to readers: This is the fourth article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.
The 2016 James A. Murphy Award of Excellence winner
Twenty-six years ago Niels Bjelbo’s life was at a standstill. He had reached rock bottom. Desperate for a change, he joined a self-help group and was, in his words, rescued.
A few months ago, Bath Institution in Ontario was contacted about helping the local fish and game club by making approximately 200 fishing poles for children to use in their 15t
Corey Sorensen spent years trying to manage the constant ringing in her ears, the band of muscles that would tighten around her head so much that she could barely think, and the
By: The Pacific Region Communications Team
*A note to the reader: We will be profiling CSC employees who have been diagnosed with workplace mental health injuries, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in next mo
By: Lisa Bayne, Project Manager, Employment to Empowerment
The demand for resource-based workers in British Columbia is expected to rise significantly in the next 10 years in areas such as forestry, logging, mining, oil and liquefied na
At first glance Caber is an ordinary dog. He is also extraordinarily laid-back, which is an asset.
For the past six years, Tracey Augustyn, Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Institutional Operations, has coordinated the Ontario Regional Headquarters/Staff Coll
On most Fridays you will find Dr.
By Laurie Greenidge, Teacher, Collins Bay Institution
This is my fifth time competing in the World Police & Fire Games.
By: Jack Seymour, Student, Communications and Engagement Sector
As a recent university grad, I remember all too vividly that excited, yet immensely nervous feeling while striding across a stage to receive a confirmation of my academic achiev
By Jean-Marc Hammon, Community Engagement Coordinator, Quebec East-West District
On November 23, 2016, the new Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Quebec East-West District, in conjunction with t
Thousands of Canadians volunteer their time, energy, and passion with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to help offenders become law-abiding citizens. Their work inside CSC’s institutions and in the community is one of the many supports that help offenders rehabilitate and safely transition from incarceration to reintegration.
By Rhiannon Andrews
Blueprint 2020 challenges departments to engage employees in meaningful ways.
Meet Roxanne Fischer, Deputy Director, Willow Cree Healing Lodge
Roxanne Fischer started her career with CSC in 1996 and has held a range of jobs including Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Parole Officer, and Project Officer.
I was 14 years old when I first heard about Matthew Sheppard.
I have trained program officers from one part of the country to the next to deliver the Aboriginal Integrated Correctional Program Model.
Employee innovation is encouraged at CSC.
In the summer of 1967, Winnipeg, Manitoba was host to the Pan American games - the largest event to ever take place in the city of Winnipeg. In the lead up to the opening ceremonies, the Pan Am torch had to make its way from St. Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg. As part of the torch run, organizers selected ten Indigenous runners to carry the flame on its final leg. All runners but one were selected from residential schools in Manitoba. The formal start of the run began on July 17, 1967, after the torch was lit on the steps of the Minnesota capital. Over five days, covering 500 miles and chaperoned by a State Trooper, the runners followed an old route used by Indigenous people to carry mail from the US to Canada.
We recently talked to Ian Irving, Regional Manager of Clinical Services, about how CSC is improving the ways it delivers health care services to offenders in the Ontario region
By: Eileen Thoo and Donat Bilomba
When Employment to Empowerment (E2E) began in September 2014, the challenge was to create 400 jobs for offenders in the Pacific Region.
By: Trina Piche & Ursula Blood, Correctional Officers, Pê Sâkâstêw Centre
While completing a perimeter security check, Ursula Blood and Trina Piche were walking on the main road adjacent to Pê Sâkâstêw Centre when Ursula asked Trina if she could see w
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).
Commissioner Don Head has accomplished a great deal during his time at the Correctional Service of Canada.