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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 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

A Letter From An Offender To His Parole Officer

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There’s no doubt that the work of those who work on CSC’s frontlines is difficult.

Sadie’s Clydesdales – Staff at Bath Institution Give Back

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This summer, in front of City Hall in Kingston, Ontario, the fourth annual Fire Truck Pull - Pull Together for Epilepsy was held.  All profits raised from this event support edu

CSC employee a part of Pan Am Games history

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.

Meeting with our international colleagues

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On January 10, 2017, representatives from correctional systems across the world gathered in Ottawa to discuss successes and challenges they’re experiencing within their institut

Virtual Tour

#Weareinnovative

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

Frontline Communications Survey

#Wearecollaborative

This spring, in an effort to improve internal communications at CSC, Chelsey Donohue and Amanda Gordon, both Communications Advisors, did a short survey of frontline staff in CS

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.

Celebrating Canada 150 at Bath Institution

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It was just a boring, empty, white wall at Bath Institution. A wall that Warden Kathy Hinch was mulling over for close to a year, trying to decide what to do with it.

Reforestation for Earth Day - 5,000 trees to be planted in Quebec Region on CSC property

By Frédéric Bussière, Institutional Environmental Officer, Quebec Region

Correctional Service Canada (CSC), in partnership with Jour de la Terre, an organization whose mission is to help citizens and organizations reduce their environmental impact, w

Sharing the Joy of Gardening with Offenders

A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story

* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal corrections.

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.

Fire Relief Fundraiser Held by CLDC

By: Arlene Thygesen, Director, Learning and Development (Pacific)

The Correctional Learning and Development Centre (CLDC) in Abbotsford, British Columbia hosted a Fire Relief Fundraiser on July 25, 2017 to help those affected by wild fires in

30 years of CSC's mission: From the people who carry it out everyday

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.

Growing Success – Offenders Give Back

By: Kim Ezzard & Alex Holden

Last summer there was a special project underway at Stony Mountain Institution’s Minimum Security Unit.

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace month

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October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace month – an annual celebration designed to promote workplace health.

CSC Employees “Fill the Cruiser”

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CSC staff from Mountain Institution held their first ever “Fill the Cruiser” event last month.

Digifest Wins GTEC Distinction Award

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Members of the Correctional Service of Canada were awarded with a medal of excellence at the 2016 GTEC Distinction Awards for last year’s Digifest.

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…

 

Staff and Inmates at Nova Institution Support the Push for Change Campaign

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When Janice Blenkhorn, an aboriginal liaison officer at Nova Institution for Women, saw a man pushing a shopping cart down the side of the highway on her way to work, she wanted

Are you a new(ish) employee at CSC? We want to hear from you!

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If you are a correctional officer, primary worker, or health care professional that started working at CSC six months to one year ago, we want to hear from you, especially if yo

Learning to be leaders

Three employees share their experiences with career development courses

When Robert Rittwage, Alvin Ma and Stephane Brisson were given the opportunity to participate in career development programs through the Canada School of Public Service, they di

Offenders Giving Back

A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story in the Pacific Region

* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal correctio

Group Leader at Forum for Young Canadians

By: Reg Amyotte, Correctional Officer II, Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village

Every generation has its leaders.