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?
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
By: Jami Therrien, Student, Communications and Engagement Sector
My time at CSC started in January 2016 when I was employed through the Federal Student Work Employment Program (FSWEP) for two days a week.
Commissioner Head has taken it upon himself to spend time with frontline employees at CSC by working shifts with them.
What were you doing from July 19th to the 22nd?
A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story in the Prairie Region
* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal corrections.
Meet Tracey Robinson, Parole Officer, Willow Cree Healing Lodge
Tracey Robinson started her career as a Parole Officer at Willow Cree Healing Lodge eight years ago.
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
Offenders at Mission Institution, as part of their vocational training, grow vegetables in the garden located on institutional grounds.
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
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.
I am pleased to present to you the April 2016 edition of Let’s Talk Express.
In the summer of 1967, Winnipeg, Manitoba was host to the Pan American games - the largest event to ever take place in the city of Winnipeg. In the lead up to the opening ceremonies, the Pan Am torch had to make its way from St. Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg. As part of the torch run, organizers selected ten Indigenous runners to carry the flame on its final leg. All runners but one were selected from residential schools in Manitoba. The formal start of the run began on July 17, 1967, after the torch was lit on the steps of the Minnesota capital. Over five days, covering 500 miles and chaperoned by a State Trooper, the runners followed an old route used by Indigenous people to carry mail from the US to Canada.
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.
Thank you to all staff at Pacific Region Headquarters who wore pink shirts on Wednesday, February 24 in support of the campaign to end bullying.
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
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.
Working in any environment has the potential to cause us stress.
As part of the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) commitment to developing and expanding our network of partners that contribute to public safety results, both Quebec Region
By: Susan Greer, Volunteer, Book Club for Inmates
Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) is a registered charity that organizes volunteer-led book clubs within federal penitentiaries across Canada. The book clubs help inmates develo
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.
By Aimee Pianosi
Before I began working with the Intranet Renewal Team, I didn’t have a clear understanding of the scope of the work required to write the Hub.
Ever Wonder How An EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You At Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #1: Safety and Security
*A note to readers: This is the first article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.
One of our provincial counterparts, Rhonda Commodore, was killed in a crash near The Pas, Manitoba on November 6, 2014 when the transport van she was in left the road and overtu