Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 478

Why was the policy developed?

To ensure that all individuals who require access to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) information/assets or facilities without escort are appropriately security screened prior to being granted access.

What has changed?

A new policy was developed to ensure that the departmental security program and activities adhere to the Treasury Board Policy on Government Security.

How was it developed?

This policy was created following a review by the Strategic Policy and Departmental Security Divisions. Consultation occurred with National and Regional Headquarters.


Accountabilities are detailed in the directive.

Who will be affected by the policy?

This policy applies to all CSC employees and individuals who have access to government information, property and assets under CSC’s jurisdiction.

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For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.