Commissioner's update for offenders and their families: June 23, 2023

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

I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic bus cash in Manitoba, last week. As you may have heard, 16 people have passed away and several others have been injured.

My heart goes out to all of those affected by the crash. Please keep those involved, their families and friends, in your thoughts.

On June 24, Francophones around the country can show how proud they are of their language, traditions, and rich heritage for Saint-Jean Baptiste Day. This is a time to celebrate the 10 million French-speaking people in Canada.

This is also a day to reflect on the work that has been done over our history to preserve the French language and celebrate the important contributions Francophones continue to make in Canada. I am proud to say that I am part of this community.

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. It is an opportunity to recognize the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Let’s take this time to celebrate our rich cultural diversity.

I would like to remind you of the supports available to you within CSC. We have dedicated volunteers from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds that work specifically on helping identify the needs of Black and other racialized individuals. 

Connecting with an Ethnocultural Advisory Committee member can provide you with a positive network and resources to assist in your reintegration journey

I encourage you to contact your case management team for more information.

You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.   —Bindi Irwin

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