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
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.
On November 30, 2020, the keys to a new home were handed over to the Nekaneet First Nation. It was the first house built by residents of the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge (OOHL) for female offenders, outside Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
There’s no doubt that the work of those who work on CSC’s frontlines is difficult.
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
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
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
Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out!
By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office
Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.
On most Fridays you will find Dr.
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
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.
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
A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story
* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal corrections.
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.
CAC National Chairperson Chelsea Morrey at the International Corrections and Prison Associations (ICPA) Conference
Chelsea Morrey began volunteering with CACs e
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
October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace month – an annual celebration designed to promote workplace health.
The 38th Congrès de la Société de criminologie du Québec: A great opportunity to further an initiative by the Québec City Parole Office
With a scientific poster and Correctional Service of Canada booth, Karine Gingras and Danielle Roy, two employees of the Québec City Parole Office (PO), promoted the organization’s mission at the 38th Congrès de la Société de criminologie du Québec.
By: Kim Ezzard & Alex Holden
Last summer there was a special project underway at Stony Mountain Institution’s Minimum Security Unit.
Citizen Advisory Committees (CACs) are a legally mandated presence within the Canadian federal corrections structure, set up to ensure representation from the public in the administration of correctional activities. Across federal institutions and parole offices, CACs are there to observe, liaise, and advise on CSC’s day-to-day operations, with members representing a wide cross-section of the public.
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.
CSC staff from Mountain Institution held their first ever “Fill the Cruiser” event last month.
Thousands of Canadians volunteer their time, energy, and passion with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to help offenders become law-abiding citizens. Their work inside CSC’s institutions and in the community is one of the many supports that help offenders rehabilitate and safely transition from incarceration to reintegration.