Change of Command Ceremony at Edmonton Institution 

News Release

On January 10, 2018, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Edmonton Institution. This occasion marked the change in command to the incoming Warden Gary Sears.

The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Warden. It represents the symbolic passing of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one correctional leader to another.

This ceremony is an important tradition for CSC. It reaffirms the incoming leader’s pledge to support CSC’s mission and contribute to the safety and security of the public, employees and offenders.

Quick Facts

  • Edmonton Institution was established in 1978 and is located in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • It is a maximum-security institution and can accommodate up to 324 offenders.

  • CSC employs approximately 388 staff at Edmonton Institution.

  • Edmonton Institution provides resources and programming to offenders including educational, vocational, correctional, Aboriginal and social programs.


“Today’s Change of Command ceremony recognizes the appointment of a new Warden who will continue to build on the positive changes at Edmonton Institution,” said CSC Commissioner Don Head. “Mr. Sears is committed to ensuring that there is a safe, professional and respectful work environment so that staff can perform their critical jobs and assist in changing lives and protecting Canadians,” added Commissioner Head.

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Jeff Campbell
Regional Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters (Prairies)
(306) 659-9216

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