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.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).
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.
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.
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
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: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution
I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.
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
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.
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.
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
There’s no doubt that the work of those who work on CSC’s frontlines is difficult.
CAC National Chairperson Chelsea Morrey at the International Corrections and Prison Associations (ICPA) Conference
Chelsea Morrey began volunteering with CACs e
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.
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
As we celebrate Black History Month, Let’s Talk Express wanted to check in with Maxime-Kalifa Sanou, four years after the story on his athletic achievements and his exemplary discipline was published.
The Ephesus Project: Volunteers delivering post-secondary education in Correctional Service Canada institutions
The Ephesus Project is a volunteer initiative that funds, organizes, and delivers post-secondary courses to incarcerated learners within the Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) institutions. The project, named for the great library in the ancient city of Ephesus, a centre of culture and learning in the Roman Empire, seeks to bring wisdom and culture to the incarcerated.
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.
In an effort to improve the living environment of Indigenous offenders at Archambault Institution, and to make it more conducive to healing, the Aboriginal Initiatives team in the Quebec Region sought the services of Ms. Megan Whyte, an Indigenous artist and art therapist. During summer 2018, Ms. Whyte worked at the institution’s Indigenous Intervention Centre (medium security) to create a mural.
By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office
Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.
Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out!
For offenders from Nunavut, maintaining a relationship with family members and friends is a lifelong challenge. Nunavut consists of roughly 25 small and remote Inuit communities that are only accessible by air. There is a lack of federal facilities in Nunavut and offenders often serve time in the South away from their communities and families.
When Eva Goldthorp put an orange paper heart in her living room window in Chilliwack, British Columbia, she had no idea that hundreds of orange hearts would soon hang in windows across Canada.
For one week every January, CSC puts the spotlight on a group of volunteers that bring the community’s perspective to federal corrections: the members of Citizen Advisory Commit