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
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
Mental Health Hackathon – Employees Helping Employees
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.
Commissioner Head Shadows Victim Services Officers for One Day – Prairie Region
Commissioner Head has taken it upon himself to spend time with frontline employees at CSC by working shifts with them.
A path to healing and reintegration: Videoconferencing in Nunavut
For offenders from Nunavut, maintaining a relationship with family members and friends is a lifelong challenge. Nunavut consists of roughly 25 small and remote Inuit communities that are only accessible by air. There is a lack of federal facilities in Nunavut and offenders often serve time in the South away from their communities and families.
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.
Feeling Stressed? CSC Psychologist offers advice
Working in any environment has the potential to cause us stress.
I am pleased to present to you the April 2016 edition of Let’s Talk Express.
Get Moving! Infographic
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.
Pacific Region Staff Stand Up Against Bullying
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.
“A worthwhile sacrifice”: Maxime-Kalifa Sanou tells his story
As we celebrate Black History Month, Let’s Talk Express wanted to check in with Maxime-Kalifa Sanou, four years after the story on his athletic achievements and his exemplary discipline was published.
Quebec Region districts partner with Échec au crime
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
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!
Book clubs that inspire and transform
The Rev. Dr. Carol Finlay, a retired educator, has always had a passion for helping others and giving back to the community. In 2008, while searching for life’s purpose, she found herself reaching out to Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Collins Bay Institution in Ontario, to propose a new program: a book club for inmates. Carol got the idea from scholars she met online in London, England who had started book clubs in their local penitentiaries.
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
Forklift Simulator provides more than just employment training
Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge (OOHL) is a federal correctional facility in Nekaneet, Saskatchewan that houses women offenders. At the site, offenders are given opportunities to learn new skills that contribute to their ability to find and maintain employment after release. CORCAN offers a variety of construction related vocational and on-the-job training as part of the Indigenous Offender Employment 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).
Modernizing Food Services at CSC
Over the course of the past two years, CSC has changed the way it feeds inmates through its Food Services Modernization initiative.
Mental Health and Stigma
Employees who have faced and resolved conflict at work – A Q&A
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.
The Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial: Photos
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
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.
Showing solidarity for residential school survivors—one orange heart at a time
When Eva Goldthorp put an orange paper heart in her living room window in Chilliwack, British Columbia, she had no idea that hundreds of orange hearts would soon hang in windows across Canada.
Want a healthy workplace? The Joint Learning Program can help
By Lauretta MacCarron, Pacific Region