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CSC Employee Walks 200 KM for PTSD Awareness

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What were you doing from July 19th to the 22nd?

Are you a new(ish) employee at CSC? We want to hear from you!

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If you are a correctional officer, primary worker, or health care professional that started working at CSC six months to one year ago, we want to hear from you, especially if yo

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

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

OMG We Won! Hackathon2: The App Challenge

After her team won CSC’s mental health app challenge last fall, we asked Robyn Gay to put the experience in her own words. Here is what she had to say…

 

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

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? 

Offenders Giving Back

A Citizen Advisory Committee Success Story in the Pacific Region

* A note to readers: Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) bring a valuable community perspective to federal correctio

Why I Donate: Jacqueline and Bronwyn

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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

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.

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.

Group Leader at Forum for Young Canadians

By: Reg Amyotte, Correctional Officer II, Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village

Every generation has its leaders.

CSC employee Kelsey Charlie brings home the gold!

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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

A Few Months with CSC

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.

The Women’s Network Project

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.

“We never give up on them”

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.

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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

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.

Commissioner Head Shadows Victim Services Officers for One Day – Prairie Region

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Commissioner Head has taken it upon himself to spend time with frontline employees at CSC by working shifts with them.

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.

When art is a source of pride

In an effort to improve the living environment of Indigenous offenders at Archambault Institution, and to make it more conducive to healing, the Aboriginal Initiatives team in the Quebec Region sought the services of Ms. Megan Whyte, an Indigenous artist and art therapist. During summer 2018, Ms. Whyte worked at the institution’s Indigenous Intervention Centre (medium security) to create a mural.

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

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.

Triumph: CSC Employees at Ironman

Never let up, focus on your goal and pace yourself to reach the finish line.

Head’s Up

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