Commissioner's update for correctional employees:
January 29, 2024

This content is a message to Correctional Service Canada (CSC) staff from CSC's Commissioner.

February is Black History Month. Each year, this month gives Canadians an opportunity to reflect upon the lived experiences of Black people in Canada. This month also provides an opportunity to celebrate the countless achievements, contributions, and successes that Black Canadians have made throughout our history.

This year’s theme, Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build will help do just that.

It is essential that we continue to educate ourselves and reflect on the experiences of Black people in Canada. I encourage you to take time to get involved with this year’s theme by participating in the events taking place in the coming weeks. To find out more information about our Employment Equity and Diversity Committee events please email:

Stay tuned throughout the month for stories honouring and celebrating Black individuals at CSC and more information on events and activities not to be missed.

As part of our communications for this month, we will be amplifying and elevating Black voices such as employees, volunteers, and the Black Employee Network, who have been working hard to advance real, systemic change at CSC and in federal corrections.

I invite you to learn more about the important work Lori-Anne Beckford and her colleagues are doing and how they are making an impact in the new “Faces of CSC” section of my message.

Faces of CSC

Lori-Anne Beckford is an Ethnocultural Reintegration Officer at CSC. Read more about how she and her colleagues are leading a pilot for culturally appropriate community reintegration and why this is important.

Episode 2 of our podcast series “Prisons Inside/Out”

I am happy to share that the second episode of our new podcast series, Prisons Inside/Out, is now available. 

Over the last year, Canadians have heard a lot about the transfer of offenders. In this episode, we explain how and when transfers occur to help dispel myths and help promote a better understanding of the federal correctional system to Canadians. 

Our Communications team has been working hard at finding new and innovative ways to reach Canadians to promote awareness of the important work you do. If you have feedback on this episode or the podcast series in general, we want to hear from you. Please send your comments to the Communications team at:

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