NEAC Member Recognized by Governor General
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.
My Experience at the Vancouver Pride Parade
By: Trista Laderoute, Correctional Officer II, Pacific Institution
I have attended the Vancouver Pride Parade for several decades.
Bahamian Delegation Visits CSC
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
CSC's Research Branch wins pair of international awards
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.
Offenders at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre Help Renovate a Local Church
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.
Volunteers Change Inmates’ Lives—Even During COVID
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.
A Letter From An Offender To His Parole Officer
There’s no doubt that the work of those who work on CSC’s frontlines is difficult.
Sadie’s Clydesdales – Staff at Bath Institution Give Back
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
CAC National Chairperson Chelsea Morrey at the International Corrections and Prison Associations (ICPA) Conference
Chelsea Morrey began volunteering with CACs e
THE NEWEST KIDS ON THE BLOCK
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
Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out!
Meeting with our international colleagues
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
Jason Warner, Pacific Region
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.
Puppy Love – Pat’s for Paws at St. Patrick’s House
By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office
Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.
Celebrating Canada 150 at Bath Institution
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.
Frontline Communications Survey
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
Reforestation for Earth Day - 5,000 trees to be planted in Quebec Region on CSC property
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
Sharing the Joy of Gardening with Offenders
A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story
* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal corrections.
A great year for Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC)
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.
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.
Hockey with a purpose
In the late 1990s, the Kenora Prison Outreach began an outreach ministry at the Kenora Provincial Jail in Ontario. Each month, the outreach group would travel to Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) in Manitoba to follow up with inmates who transferred from Kenora to SMI to serve their sentence. It was during one of these visits that the idea for a hockey game was born.
Building skills with CORCAN’s beekeeping program
In 2018, the CORCAN employment and employability program started a beekeeping initiative as part of the re-opening of the penitentiary farms at Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions.
October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace month
October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace month – an annual celebration designed to promote workplace health.
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
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.