Commissioner's update for offenders and their families:
January 29, 2024

This content is a message to federal offenders and their families from Correctional Service Canada's (CSC's) Commissioner.

February is Black History Month, a time for Canadians to honour and celebrate the diversity, history, and culture of Black people in Canada and to acknowledge the many everyday contributions of Black communities from across the country.

This year’s theme is, “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.” Black Canadians and their communities have long been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity. Black History Month is a time to learn more about these stories and the many important contributions that Black Canadians and their communities have made to the history and continued growth of this country.

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February is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more inclusive and diverse Canada, and one free from discrimination and racism.  

We have been working to take action to address gaps for Black offenders and look for new and different ways to meet their needs. Thank you to those who met with us in past months to provide feedback on our anti-racism efforts and recommend ways we can improve within CSC. As a result, we are undertaking several initiatives, including a Black Offender Strategy, to better support you.

Please use this opportunity to learn about Black History and how you can make a difference through positive actions.

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.   — Ola Joseph

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