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My time at the 2017 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, USA

By Laurie Greenidge, Teacher, Collins Bay Institution

This is my fifth time competing in the World Police & Fire Games.

Employees who have faced and resolved conflict at work – A Q&A

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Conflict is defined as a struggle between two or more people. It can happen because there are needs, values, or ideas that are seen to be different.

Commissioner’s Message

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I am pleased to present the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) latest Blueprint 2020 submission.

CSC Employees “Fill the Cruiser”

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

March recap with the Interim Commissioner

Commissioner's Corner

Last week marked the end of fiscal year 2017-2018 and I would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

My Experience as a Student at CSC

By: Jack Seymour, Student, Communications and Engagement Sector

As a recent university grad, I remember all too vividly that excited, yet immensely nervous feeling while striding across a stage to receive a confirmation of my academic achiev

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.

 

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

Offenders Give Back – Making Fishing Poles for Kids

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A few months ago, Bath Institution in Ontario was contacted about helping the local fish and game club by making approximately 200 fishing poles for children to use in their 15t

“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.

CSC’s Executives Attend Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium

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CSC’s executive cadre attended the Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium (ESLS) from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24 in Ottawa.

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

Feeling Stressed? CSC Psychologist offers advice

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

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.

Head's Up

Workplace Mental Health at CSC

When I sent out my message about the newly formed Steering Committee for Workplace Mental Health Injuries at CSC in October 2015, I made it clear that addressing this topic in a

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? 

Mental Health Hackathon – Employees Helping Employees

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Two years ago we held our first-ever Hackathon aimed at developing a tool to help parole officers do their work. This October, we held our second Hackathon.

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.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

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.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By Rhiannon Andrews

Blueprint 2020 challenges departments to engage employees in meaningful ways.

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.

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

The Importance of Victim Impact Education

In honour of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (May 29 to June 4, 2016), CSC’s Victim Services would like to highlight the work done by the Canadian Resource Centre for Victim

Nominees for James A. Murphy Award 2017

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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