Programs for offenders

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has a legal mandate to provide programs and services that address offenders’ criminal behaviour. CSC offers these both in institutions and in the community.

Correctional programs

Learn about programs that address factors that are linked to criminal behaviour. Identify correctional programs for men, women and Indigenous offenders.

Education programs

Find out how CSC helps offenders develop basic literacy, academic and personal development skills.

Social programs

Get information on the programs that provide offenders with the skills, knowledge and experiences they need for personal and social growth.

Employment programs

Discover how CSC helps prepare offenders for a job in the community upon release. Find out about CORCAN and community employment services.


Find relevant research related to correctional programs and interventions.

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