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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.

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

The Power of Reading - Book Club for Inmates Inspires Women at Nova Institution

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

Triumph: CSC Employees at Ironman

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

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! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blueprint 2020 at CSC: The Hashtag Edition

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Welcome to CSC’s latest Blueprint 2020 report!

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

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.

The Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial: Photos

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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

Ever Wonder How An EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You At Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #1: Safety and Security

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*A note to readers: This is the first article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.

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.

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).

Want a healthy workplace? The Joint Learning Program can help

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By Lauretta MacCarron, Pacific Region

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.

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.

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.

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).

Commissioner’s Message

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

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

By: Lindsay Holloway

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

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.

The James A. Murphy Award of Excellence for 2018

Since 2003, Lori Ebbesen, this year’s recipient of the James A. Murphy Award of Excellence, has been an active, engaged member of CACs, both regionally and nationally. An advocate in the Prairie region for enhancing the role of CACs in supporting CSC’s mandate, Lori’s dedication and commitment to public safety has served as a positive motivator for others and made her an effective leader.