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Consultation on the Relocation of the Ottawa Parole Office

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has been working with the Ottawa community to find a location for the Ottawa Parole Office that considers the needs of the community and allows CSC to carry out its legal obligation to safely reintegrate and manage offenders in the community. The current occupancy agreement for office space at 191 Gilmour Street will expire in September 2009; therefore the organization needed to find another location for the office.

CSC is pleased to announce that the consultation process has been completed and a new location for the Ottawa Parole Office has been selected.

In December 2008 and March 2009, CSC conducted public consultations to both inform and consult the local community regarding the selection of potential sites. The consultation included a town hall meeting, an online consultation tool and a 1-800 phone line for stakeholders' feedback. Valuable information was gathered and consolidated in reports by Cistel Technology Inc. titled "Consultation on the Relocation of the Ottawa Parole Office Report" available to you below. In response to community input and the recent motion set forth by Ottawa City Council, CSC has worked closely with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to find a suitable location within the downtown core, specifically north of Gloucester St., west of Elgin St., and east of Kent St.. Currently, there were three potential sites under review, 340 Laurier Ave. West, 360 Laurier Ave. West and the Jackson Building at 122 Bank St./257 Slater St.

Given its commitment to inform and consult communities when establishing or relocating a parole office, CSC hosted a public meeting on Thursday, May 21st, 2009 to provide the local citizens an opportunity to learn more about the parole office and Correctional Service of Canada and to express their views on the proposed locations. The meeting was well attended and the feedback indicated support for locating the parole office within the recommended geographical boundaries, specifically north of Gloucester St., west of Elgin St., and east of Kent St., and within a government-owned building. The report from the public meeting is also available below.

CSC values public participation and would like to thank citizens for participating in this consultation process and becoming actively involved in our efforts to contribute to the safety and well being of communities. We listened to your feedback and as a result, the Jackson Building located at 257 Slater Street and 122 Bank Street was selected as the new location of the Ottawa Parole Office. A supportive community is key to the successful reintegration of offenders on conditional release and we look forward to developing strong supportive relationships with the Ottawa community in order to enhance public safety.

For more information on the consultation process and the feedback received, please review the Consultation on the Relocation of the Ottawa Parole Office Reports:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Public Consultation Line at 613-992-2307 or email if you have any questions or concerns.