Feeling comfortable, welcomed and included in the workplace is something everyone wants and needs.
Theo Fleury brings a message of trauma and healing
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) was honoured to host former NHL player Theoren (Theo) Fleury, who attended the institution to share his story of trauma and healing with offenders and staff.
CSC in the Bahamas: Working towards rehabilitative corrections
Safe and humane custody and assisting in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into the community are the fundamentals of Canada’s correctional system. Last year, that principle was front and center during a collaborative initiative between CSC and the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS).
How offenders benefit from CORCAN apprenticeships
One of the main goals of CORCAN, a special operating agency within the Correctional Service of Canada, is to help offenders develop marketable skills that can help them find employment and successfully re-integrate into society.
CSC's Maxime-Kalifa Sanou an exceptional athlete
Maxime-Kalifa Sanou is all about sports and shows exemplary discipline. A former coach of the Rouge et Or at the Université Laval, an excellent basketball player and an accomplished boxer, Maxime has been an Admission and Discharge Officer at Donnaconna Institution since September 2016. Prior to this position, he worked there as a correctional officer for over eight years.
Recognizing a Special Colleague - Brandy May
We can only be so lucky as to work with people we genuinely enjoy and respect. They are often what make the difference between a fulfilling job and one that isn’t.
Canada's Penitentiary Museum on pace for another record year
The Correctional Service of Canada Museum (also known as Canada’s Penitentiary Museum) has reopened its doors for the season and is already off to a record start. Curator Dave St. Onge says that 1,532 visitors have been through the museum since May 1, which represents a gain of 14 percent over the same time period last year.
Offender on release discusses benefits of the Kisarvik Program
Inuit communities share ties to Canada's oceans that span generations. They value the oceans as a source of livelihood, food security, and transportation routes. The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC), a not-for-profit organization created in 2005, provides training opportunities to Nunavut land claim beneficiaries interested in pursuing careers in the fishing industry through the Kisarvik Program.
The Legacy of Dr. Emerson Douyon
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is increasingly aware of the needs of ethnocultural offenders, thanks in large part to the pioneering work of Dr.
CSC doctors discuss new National Medical Advisory Committee, mental health strategies
Addressing and treating mental health disorders among offenders is a challenge CSC faces on a regular basis. But thanks in part to some fresh voices and new initiatives in the organization, progress is continually being made.
Working as a female correctional officer in the early days – A Q&A
(Originally published in 2016)
How Some Offenders Are Healing Through an Innovative Program at Drumheller Institution
“The dogs’ support is bringing me out of my c
Bowden and Drumheller Institutions support local minority language communities
The Official Languages Act (OLA) Part 7 requires that Government of Canada departments take positive measures to enhance the vitality of English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada by supporting their development. Official language minority communities (OLMCs) are generally English-speaking people in the province of Quebec and francophones in the rest of Canada.
Innovation at CSC: Section 84 – The Path Home Tool
In March, a group of CSC staff from across the country will start rolling out a new online tool that will help connect Indigenous offenders with their home communities.
Life as a CX at Grande Cache
By Brandon Hamilton, Prairie Region
The Story of the Star Blanket – An Offender Gives Back
Editor’s Note: The following was written by an offender at Pe Sakastew Healing Centre in Maskwacis, Alberta.
How the Correctional Officer Uniform Has Changed Throughout Canada’s History
What is the significance of a uniform? For community agents like police, firefighters or paramedics, a uniform is not a frivolously designed garment: It’s a visually distinct identifier that signifies a social purpose. After all, having an easily recognizable signifier allows citizens to determine the community agent’s purpose.
The positive impacts of CORCAN work experiences on reintegration
A new CORCAN project began in the Quebec Region in the summer of 2018 to support offenders on conditional release with their social and occupational reintegration. This initiative allows them to work as installers on a transitional basis to develop and apply technical and job-related skills prior to entering the job market.
The Hub – CSC’s New Intranet
CSC’s intranet (the InfoNet) was sitting on an outdated content management system for years.
More options than ever to address workplace harassment at CSC
As CSC works to address cases of harassment and bullying within the organization, senior managers are encouraging employees to use the assortment of tools at their disposal to report inappropriate behaviour as soon as it happens.
Lookout Garden at Mission Institution
It was a long, hot summer. Usually this type of statement in a correctional facility is an indicator that things are not going well and trouble is brewing, but at Mission Minimum, it was a sign that good deeds were on the horizon.
Inmates helping inmates – Dwayne Cole Takes a Chance on Some Lifers
In 2007 Dwayne Cole was a Correctional Officer walking the ranges at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba.
A Visit to the National Monitoring Centre
Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.
Josée Gagné’s story
By: Michael Geisterfer
*A note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
Meet CSC's Newest Detector Dogs
CSC is proud to announce the arrival of our newest detector dogs who joined us in 2018.