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“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.

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

Meeting with our international colleagues

Features

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

Sylvie Soucy

Chief Audit Executive

Celebrating Canada 150 at Bath Institution

Features

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.

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

Head’s Up

Features

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

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.

 

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? 

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.

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 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.

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.

Why I Donate: Jacqueline and Bronwyn

Features

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

Offenders at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre Help Renovate a Local Church

Features

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.

Going for Gold

How a former CSC employee is fighting to raise awareness about PTSD

Perry William Kelly has faced a lot of fights in his many years of competing in karate, but perhaps his biggest one will happen this August when he represents Canada at the 2017

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.

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

CSC Employees “Fill the Cruiser”

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

Mission Garden Project

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Offenders at Mission Institution, as part of their vocational training, grow vegetables in the garden located on institutional grounds.

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.

Feeling Stressed? CSC Psychologist offers advice

Features

Working in any environment has the potential to cause us stress.