Women's corrections

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) oversees the services, resources and accommodations for women in the federal correctional system. This includes women in federal institutions, plus those under supervision in the community.

CSC's safe and supportive environment provides opportunities that empower women to live with dignity and respect. CSC:

Services and information


Discover the principles that govern corrections for women. Get quick facts about women’s corrections.

Programs for women

Learn about the different types of correctional programming available to women offenders. Discover the focus of women’s programming and its different intensity levels.

Women’s facilities

Access information about CSC’s facilities for women. Learn about their multi-level composition and the types of accommodations.

Mental health services

Understand the mental health issues that women offenders experience. Learn about CSC’s mental health continuum of care.

Recruitment and training

Identify what jobs at CSC pertain to women offenders and how to apply for them.


Review the history of women offenders in federal corrections.

Statistics and research

Find statistics and relevant research related to women offenders.

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