National and Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has a National Ethnocultural Advisory Committee (NEAC) as well as Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REAC). CSC consults these committees about the delivery of programs and services aimed at ethnocultural offenders. These programs and services  contribute to ethnocultural offender reintegration and enhance public safety.

NEAC is composed of the chair and vice-chair of each REAC. NEAC members work at the national level and provide advice to the commissioner.

REACs are composed of influential members of the community who come from ethnocultural backgrounds or have experience working in the area of multiculturalism. They provide advice to the regional deputy commissioner in their region.

NEAC and REAC help offenders by:

  • advising CSC about programs, services and interventions designed to meet the needs of ethnocultural offenders
  • sharing their expertise with CSC staff, volunteers and the community and helping them learn about the needs and cultural interests of ethnocultural offenders
  • supporting projects that help close gaps in services and interventions for ethnocultural offenders
  • building and maintaining relationships with ethnocultural communities and with community organizations that help ethnocultural offenders to reintegrate safely
  • helping CSC to raise awareness and train staff on issues related to ethnocultural services, like employment equity and discrimination in the workplace

Become a volunteer with CSC if you're interested in being part of an ethnocultural advisory committee in your region.

Ethnocultural Advisory Committees is a PDF brochure used by CSC to share information about the committees and recruit volunteers.