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
I was 14 years old when I first heard about Matthew Sheppard.
By Laurie Greenidge, Teacher, Collins Bay Institution
This is my fifth time competing in the World Police & Fire Games.
By: Eileen Thoo & Donat Bilomba
When Luketa M’Pindou moved to Alberta in 1999, he signed up as a volunteer with the Association Multiculturelle Francophone de l'Alberta.
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.
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
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.
By Rhiannon Andrews
Blueprint 2020 challenges departments to engage employees in meaningful ways.
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.
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.
At first glance Caber is an ordinary dog. He is also extraordinarily laid-back, which is an asset.
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 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
Employee innovation is encouraged at CSC.
By: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution
I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.
By: The Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
On February 22, 2016, Minister Goodale addressed a Strategic Leadership Symposium of the Correctional Service of Canada in Ottawa.
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.
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.
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
By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office
Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.
Chief Audit Executive
Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out!
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