Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 313

Why was the policy changed?

These guidelines were developed as a result of an Internal Audit dated October 21, 2008, Audit of Management of Section 81 agreements. This audit generated an action item to address guidelines for Section 81 transfers.

What has changed?

Although existing CSC transfer processes are valid for a section 81 transfer, these guidelines will provide more detailed information than is contained in CD 710-2 - Transfer of Offenders, and will also provide guidance for section 81 Healing Lodge Directors. Considering that section 81 facilities are not CSC facilities and are community managed, the need for a clear process is warranted to ensure the efficient linkage to the community and application of transfers to and from section 81 facilities.

How was it developed?

The Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate developed these guidelines in consultation with section 81 Directors, Regional Administrators of Aboriginal Initiatives, Deputy Commissioner for Women, EXCOM, Incident Investigations, Special Advisor to the Commissioner, Intergovernmental Relations Division, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services, Human Resource Management Sector, Legal Services, Linguistic Services and Strategic Policy Division.


All staff and offenders involved in section 81 transfers.

Who will be affected by the policy?

All staff and offenders involved in section 81 transfers.

Expected cost?


Other impacts?



  • Alvin Kube
  • Manager Aboriginal Relations
  • 613-943-2463
  • Kubealp@csc-scc.gc.ca

For more information

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