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Blueprint 2020 at CSC: The Hashtag Edition

Features

Welcome to CSC’s latest Blueprint 2020 report!

Charles Hawes

Correctional Officer

“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.

Commissioner’s Message

Features

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

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).

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.

Walls to Bridges – Students On the Outside Work with Students on the Inside to Get a Passing Grade

For Peter Stuart, Chief of Education at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario, increasing access to post-secondary education for offenders can turn their live

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.

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

CSC employees offer assistance during summer wildfires

Features

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.

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).

Kent CX Bikes 850 kilometers

Features

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

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

By: Lindsay Holloway

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

Modernizing Food Services at CSC

Features

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

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

Features

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

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.

The Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial: Photos

Features

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

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.

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.

Innovation at CSC

Features

In our last Blueprint 2020 report in January 2015, we highlighted CSC’s Hackathon as an important example of in

The 38th Congrès de la Société de criminologie du Québec: A great opportunity to further an initiative by the Québec City Parole Office

News

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.

Celebrating one month of Let's Talk Express

Features

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

Meet a REAC Member: Desmond Doran

Have you heard of the Regional Ethnoc

How a CSC team is helping improve the conditions of incarcerated women across the globe

In 2017, a team of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) staff launched the gender-responsive training program for incarcerated women in Liberia. Two years and several international trips later, the team is gearing up once more to share its best correctional practices for the care and management of women offenders.