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A paw-sitive impact: Animal-assisted therapy at RPC

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.

“It’s simply a matter of choices between them and I”

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.

My Experience as a Student at CSC

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

Offenders Give Back – Making Fishing Poles for Kids

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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

THE NEWEST KIDS ON THE BLOCK

By: Steve G. Gallagher, Pipe Major, Community Pipes and Drums, Pacific

In November of 2016 I was performing at an Exemplary Service Awards ceremony, one of the several pacific region events I perform at throughout the year with the Guard of Honour

Corey Sorensen's Story

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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

The Success of the Employment to Empowerment Project in the Pacific 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.

My Experience at the Vancouver Pride Parade

By: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution

I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.

CSC psychologist awarded the Order of Ontario

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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.

First Annual PTSD Run/Walk – Pacific Region

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

Bahamian Delegation Visits CSC

By: Christine Lessard, Senior Project Officer, Intergovernmental Relations

In January 2014, CSC and Her Majesty’s Prison of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas signed a Memorandum of Understanding to engage in the sharing of correctional information and ex

The Power of Animals – Meet Caber, a Canine Assisted Intervention Dog

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At first glance Caber is an ordinary dog. He is also extraordinarily laid-back, which is an asset.

My time at the 2017 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, USA

By Laurie Greenidge, Teacher, Collins Bay Institution

This is my fifth time competing in the World Police & Fire Games.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By Rhiannon Andrews

Blueprint 2020 challenges departments to engage employees in meaningful ways.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By George Manthorne

I have been a correctional officer for 18 years and during that time I have seen many initiatives, projects and ideas come and go in regards to addressing the issues within our

Puppy Love – Pat’s for Paws at St. Patrick’s House

By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office

Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.

HeadStarter

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Employee innovation is encouraged at CSC.

OMG We Won! Hackathon2: The App Challenge

After her team won CSC’s mental health app challenge last fall, we asked Robyn Gay to put the experience in her own words. Here is what she had to say…

 

CSC's Research Branch wins pair of international awards

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There are a few more trophies to add to the mantle of the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) Research Branch, after two members received recent international accolades.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By Veronica Felizardo

“Be the change you want to see in the world” - I live and breathe by this motto, so when I first heard about Blueprint 2020, I had to be a part of it.

Commissioner Head reflects on CSC career

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Commissioner Don Head has accomplished a great deal during his time at the Correctional Service of Canada.

Jason Warner, Pacific Region

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The Guard of Honour, to me, is simple. I carry a coin in my pocket every day when I come to work that says PRIDE, INTEGRITY, and HONOUR.

Virtual Tour

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Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out!

Ever Wonder how an EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You at Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #4: Aboriginal Corrections

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*A note to readers: This is the fourth article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.