Indigenous corrections

Indigenous offenders have unique cultural and spiritual needs. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) actively provides culturally specific interventions, support and resources to address these needs. This helps Indigenous offenders return to and remain in their communities as law-abiding, contributing members of society.


Learn about CSC’s strategic plan for Indigenous offenders. Find facts about Indigenous corrections.

Healing lodges

Learn about CSC’s healing lodges. Find out who can request a transfer to a healing lodge and how CSC processes those requests.


Understand CSC’s Indigenous Continuum of Care Model. Find out about Pathways Initiatives, the Medicine Wheel and Indigenous programming.

Working with the community

Discover how CSC works with the community, Elders, Indigenous staff, spiritual advisors and the National Aboriginal Advisory Committee to improve Indigenous corrections.

Sections 81 and 84

Find specific information about how CSC fulfills Sections 81 and 84 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). Learn about the application process for opening a Section 81 healing lodge.

Reintegrating offenders

Learn about CSC’s Indigenous Community Reintegration Program and the correctional process.

Indigenous Interventions Centers

Indigenous Interventions Centers (IICs) include an integrated correctional approach designed to meet the needs of individual Indigenous offenders through a culturally responsive approach to case management.

The National Indigenous Plan

The National Indigenous Plan is the foundation for CSC to respond to the majority of the Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) recommendations. It provides a national framework to transform Indigenous case management and corrections.

Pathways to healing

Learn how CSC is advancing the calls for justice concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGTBQI+ people.

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