Our mission and priorities

Our mission

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

Our priorities

In response to requirements to manage a changing offender profile and contribute to public safety, CSC will focus on six strategic priorities:

  • Safe management of eligible offenders during their transition from the institution to the community, and while on supervision
  • Safety and security of the public, victims, staff and offenders in institutions and the community
  • Effective, culturally appropriate interventions and reintegration support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit offenders
  • Effective and timely interventions in addressing mental health needs of offenders
  • Efficient and effective management practices that reflect values-based leadership in a changing environment
  • Productive relationships with diverse partners, stakeholders, victims' groups, and others involved in support of public safety
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