About Correctional Service Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

Our mission and priorities

Discover the mission statement of Correctional Service Canada (CSC). Find information on the strategic priorities of CSC. Learn how they contribute to the public safety of Canadians.

Our role

Find information on the roles and responsibilities that fall under the authority of CSC.

How we operate

Discover the different sectors, committees and levels of management that make up CSC.

Our Minister

Correctional Service Canada reports to the Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs Canada. Get to know the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc.

About the Commissioner

Learn about Commissioner Anne Kelly, who was appointed Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada on July 30, 2018.

History of CSC

The history of corrections in Canada is fascinating and complex. Get information about the places, people, and events that mark CSC's history.

Acts, regulations and policy

Find the acts, bills, regulations and policy, including Commissioner's Directives, that govern the work of the Correctional Service of Canada.


In 2008, CSC launched an ambitious transformation agenda to enhance public safety for Canadians. Identify the main themes of this agenda.


Review the actions CSC is undertaking to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility.


CSC participates in the Government of Canada's measures to enhance transparency and oversight of public resources. Find out how CSC reports to Canadians. Learn about proactive disclosure, internal audits, evaluations, and more.

CSC's terms and conditions

Review the terms and conditions for use of Correctional Service Canada's website.

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