Policy Bulletin 531
Why was the policy changed?
Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 768 has been updated to expand the policy parameters to include all components of the Institutional Mother-Child Program and to align specific areas with other relevant CSC policies. In addition, new Guidelines (GL) 768-1 have been created to formalize the direction for Child Link.
What has changed?
As a result of the Commissioner’s Directives Standardization Project, the look and format of CD 768 have been modified.
Significant changes have occurred to CD 768, and the following provides an overview of the various areas that have been amended. Given the breadth of changes and expansion of policy framework, all those impacted will need to fully familiarize themselves with the details contained in the updated Commissioner’s Directive and new Guidelines.
How was it developed?
These policy documents were developed by the Women Offender Sector in collaboration with Strategic Policy. Consultation occurred with internal and external stakeholders.
Roles and responsibilities are detailed in the policy documents.
Who will be affected by the policy?
All CSC staff, contractors and volunteers working with women inmates and women inmates themselves, as well as their children.
For more information
- Government-wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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