COVID-19 update for offenders and their families: March 18, 2022

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

As COVID-19 case counts decline in communities across the country, provinces and territories are starting to relax their restrictions and remove some public health measures. We are also reviewing our practices. However, our goal continues to be to keep you safe and healthy by limiting the introduction and spread of the virus in our correctional facilities. There are still a number of positive cases in our institutions across this country. So for now, our health and safety measures remain in place. I will keep you updated on changes to our health protocols in the coming weeks.

Agricultural Safety Week (March 13 to 19) is a reminder of the importance of safety in farming. Agricultural environments can be hazardous, such as when working with machinery and livestock. Over the past year, those of you participating in the CORCAN agriculture program at Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions have completed a total of 52 farming related safety courses. CORCAN staff and participants are proud of the agriculture program and encourage everyone to learn more about farm safety. Keep up the good work!

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, a day to recognize the importance of happiness in our lives. This is an opportunity to find uplifting and positive ways to look after yourself and one another. Research shows that being happy has major health benefits. Happiness can come from connecting with loved ones and looking after your physical and mental health. Happiness can also combat stress and boost your immune system. As we look forward to the changes coming post pandemic, consider ways to increase overall happiness in your life!  

March 20 is the Journée internationale de la Francophonie. Please join Francophones around the world in reconnecting with who we are, honour the traditions that forge our identities and above all, celebrate the beauty of the Canadian Francophonie in all of its depth and diversity.

March 21 is also the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a day to explore the root causes of racism and consider efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Share your thoughts and talk to someone about what racial discrimination means to you and its potential impact on yourself and others.

Each of us can work on:

Make this a learning experience that generates positive discussion on how together we can build inclusion.

Creating a culture of:

is something we can all be part of. I appreciate your contribution. It calls for listening, understanding, kindness, and support of each other. Thank you for the effort you are making.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ― Aldous Huxley

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