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

Features

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

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

Emily Henry, Pacific Region

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I have trained program officers from one part of the country to the next to deliver the Aboriginal Integrated Correctional Program Model.

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

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By Rhiannon Andrews

Blueprint 2020 challenges departments to engage employees in meaningful ways.

Finding Strength Through The CSC Community Pipe and Drum Band

It was September 15th 2016, and Gregory McCormick was on his way to his doctor’s office. A long-time correctional officer at BC’s Mountain Institution, Gregory needed to ask his doctor for help dealing with PTSD, but unfortunately, he didn’t make it to his doctor’s office that day.

Meet a REAC Member: Desmond Doran

Have you heard of the Regional Ethnoc

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#Weareinnovative

Employee innovation is encouraged at CSC.

Returning to the workforce: offenders graduate from training program in Pacific Region

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

Making positive changes – CSC’s midyear results

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The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).

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.

“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.

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

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

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.

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.

In Your Own Words – Eddy Grunig

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I was 14 years old when I first heard about Matthew Sheppard.

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.

How Can We Build A Better Correctional System?

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.

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NEAC Member Recognized by Governor General

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.

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.

Offenders at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre Help Renovate a Local Church

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Ponoka, Alberta resident Richard McKelvie had grand plans to renovate a local church to be used as both a church and community theatre for musicals and arts productions.

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.