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Jiggle Wiggle & Mingle: The OPO's Unique Christmas Fundraiser

The OPO’s Christmas fundraiser is a truly unique initiative. Team members donate money to the Children’s Aid Society, and in return, they get to live what many pet owners only dream of: Bringing their pet to work for a day! 

Want a healthy workplace? The Joint Learning Program can help

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By Lauretta MacCarron, Pacific Region

Blueprint 2020 at CSC: The Hashtag Edition

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Welcome to CSC’s latest Blueprint 2020 report!

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.

A story of genuine kindness at CSC - The Be HERE or Not HEAR Fundraiser

By H. Elise Reeh and Karen Nash, Kent and Mission Institutions

Let’s Talk would like to thank Elise and Karen for sharing this amazing story.

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.

Modernizing Food Services at CSC

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Over the course of the past two years, CSC has changed the way it feeds inmates through its Food Services Modernization initiative.

Recognized for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – Kudos to CSC’s Employment Equity and Diversity Committee

After years of continued efforts toward creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, CSC’s Employment Equity and Diversity Committee (EEDC) was recognized for its important

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.

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.

CSC Staff Attend DigiFest

By Sabrina Nash

On January 20, 2016 a handful of CSC employees in Ottawa ventured out of the office to attend an exciting learning day offered by the Communications Community Office (CCO).

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

By: Lindsay Holloway

May 17 was International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

Celebrating one month of Let's Talk Express

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It’s been one month since we launched the new Let’s Talk Express (LTE) website, and the response has been fantastic.

30 years of CSC's mission: From the people who carry it out everyday

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its mission statement this year! Since 1989, our mission has been the foundation of the important work CSC does every day. We are proud of the service accomplished to contribute to public safety and help offenders become law-abiding citizens.

CSC employees offer assistance during summer wildfires

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What started as a two-hectare wildfire in an area west of 100 Mile House, British Columbia (B.C.) grew over the summer to more than 1,000 fires throughout the province.

Experiencing a Restorative Opportunity

Susan's Story

It was a June afternoon in 1994 when Susan McDonald’s life changed in ways that most of us could never understand.

Group Leader at Forum for Young Canadians

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

Every generation has its leaders. I have had the opportunity to meet many of them through my experience with Forum for Young Canadians (FYC).

Establishing partnerships, building hope

Last summer, the Ethno-Cultural Brotherhood Association at Dorchester Penitentiary established a community partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The goal of the partnership was to help restore the church manse (Minister’s residence), with the guidance and supervision of several community volunteers who are experts in construction.

Triumph: CSC Employees at Ironman

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

Commissioner’s Message

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

Aging and dying in detention

Around the world, the number of older prisoners is on the rise. Like many countries, Canada is experiencing a demographic shift with an aging prison population. While 5% of the overall federal custody population is 65 years of age and older, there has been a substantial increase in the number of older prisoners over the age of 50, from 21% in fiscal year 2012-13 to 25% in fiscal year 2017-18.

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

Kent CX Bikes 850 kilometers

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The last time CX Nicholas Bruce was on a bike was about six years ago.

The Eye Train

On most Fridays you will find Dr.