Commissioner's update for offenders and their families: June 2, 2023

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

June is National Indigenous History Month. This is an opportunity to recognize the rich history, resilience, and diversity of Indigenous communities across Canada. We are fortunate to have many Indigenous staff and volunteers working at CSC. Take this opportunity to speak with:

to learn about the culture and traditions of:

peoples. This is a good way to build deeper understanding and stronger relationships.

We are fortunate in Canada to be a nation assembled by people from many countries. Throughout the year, we recognize the many cultures that make up our country. June is also Filipino, Italian, and Portuguese Heritage Months. These communities have contributed to all areas of society, enriching it with their:

Let us celebrate how Filipino, Italian, and Portuguese Canadians continue to play a significant role in creating a:


The beginning of this month also begins the start of Pride. We recognize Pride Season at CSC through the summer from June to September. This period is about conversations and learning. We work hard to find new ways to promote and support gender and sexual diversity. Discrimination based on:

has no place in Canada. I encourage you to express solidarity with and celebrate the resilience and spirit of Queer and gender diverse Canadians. To members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community: you are valued and deserve to feel safe being yourself.

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

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