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

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

CSC employee Kelsey Charlie brings home the gold!

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Aboriginal Liaison Officer Kelsey Charlie, who works at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in Harrison Mills, attended the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto from

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.

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.

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

Giving back - Lifer’s Group donation to Emma’s Acres

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On May 21, 2019, the Mountain Institution Lifer’s Group donated a bench grinder and cheque to a few special volunteers for their efforts and work through Emma’s Acres/LINC. Emma’s Acres is an agricultural social enterprise managed by the Long-Term Inmates Now in the Community, better known as LINC, which was founded in 1992 by Glen and Sherry Flett in Mission, BC. 

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.

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

Life as an FBI Agent

By: Michael Geisterfer, Communications and Engagement

When a major casualty event occurs in the U.S. or elsewhere, there are only glimpses in the media of what is actually taking place on the ground.

 

Sylvie Soucy

Chief Audit Executive

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.

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.

Success! CSC introduces women prisoners’ gender-responsive training program in Liberia

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On an international level, how should you address the specific needs of women offenders when they only comprise between 2-to-9 per cent of your prison population? 

Head’s Up

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I am pleased to present to you the April 2016 edition of Let’s Talk Express.

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

The Rescue of Ms. Owl

By: Trina Piche & Ursula Blood, Correctional Officers, Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

While completing a perimeter security check, Ursula Blood and Trina Piche were walking on the main road adjacent to Pê Sâkâstêw Centre when Ursula asked Trina if she could see w

World Interfaith Harmony Week speaker sets challenge for CSC and society

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This year’s World Interfaith Harmony Week event speaker challenged the theme of the February 28, 2017 event.

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

CSC Employees “Fill the Cruiser”

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

Preparing this Edition of Let’s Talk Express

By: Amanda Gordon, Let’s Talk Express

Over the course of my time with Let’s Talk Express (LTE) I have interviewed hundreds of employees about their work.

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.

Why I Donate: Jacqueline and Bronwyn

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A note from the editor: Jacqueline would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank a number of managers here at CSC who have supported her through the dif

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.