Corrections in Canada: a historical timeline

Experience the evolution of Canada's correctional system – from the days before penitentiaries right up to the present. Discover how changing times have tranformed the face of this essential part of our justice system.

Teachers - the Historical Timeline is a teaching aid that gives an account of the history of corrections in Canada. The narrative unfolds in the context of Canada's social history. Use this resource in your classroom.

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6 black and white photos of Corrections Canada

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