Commissioner's update for offenders and their families:
February 26, 2024

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

Last week, our Community and Stakeholder Relations team was at Bath Institution to attend an event for inmates with the Urban Rez Solutions, a Black-led organization based in Ontario that has been providing Black-specific culturally sensitive programming both virtually and in person in the Ontario and Atlantic regions.

Last June, 11 inmates from Collins Bay Institution graduated from their Ounce of Prevention program. At the ceremony, the participants talked about the unique environment the Urban Rez facilitators offered; one without judgement that allowed them to speak freely. Their message to everyone in attendance was of gratitude, hope and possibility.

The Ounce of Prevention program offers inmates the tools they need to successfully reintegrate into society. It is about empowering people to make a critical change in their lives.

I encourage you to speak with your case management team if you would like to learn more about this program or others like it.

Community Corner

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The Urban Rez Solutions program offers specific culturally sensitive programming to black inmates and gives them the tools they need to successfully reintegrate into society. Speak with your case management team to learn more.

Lastly, as Black History Month comes to a close, remember that you can continue to learn about Black history all year round, and participate in events and activities that recognize and celebrate our collective diversity.

Togetherness is our strength. — Skip Marley

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