Correctional Service Canada
As of December 17, all Ontario institutions are closed for in-person visits.
As of September 26, all Quebec institutions are closed for in-person visits.
This is a proactive measure to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in our sites. More information.
Learn about the federal correctional system in Canada. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.
Beginning mid-April, the Correctional Service of Canada will begin vaccinating offenders and employees in 43 correctional institutions and 14 community correctional centres across the country.
Services and information
We seek to provide victims of federal offenders with timely information about the offender who harmed them. Find out how to register as a victim. Visit the Victims Portal. Learn about victim statements, notification and how to make a complaint.
Find out how to visit an offender. Read about the correctional process. Find additional resources for families of offenders through the Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN).
Find addresses and contact information for all CSC facilities. See the inside of a penitentiary through our virtual tour. Learn about the various security classifications as well as security measures used to keep staff and visitors safe.
Learn about our correctional programs. Find out about specific interventions for women, Indigenous and ethnocultural offenders. You will also find information about CORCAN, Health Services, community corrections and Chaplaincy Services.
Browse through the wide variety of jobs and professions available at CSC. Find out how to visit an inmate and how to register as a victim. Learn more about our CSC volunteers, Citizen Advisory Committees and Independent Chairperson appointments.
Find out about CSC and the environment, our relationship with correctional systems in other countries and the international transfer of offenders. Learn about information sharing among CSC and other partners in the Criminal Justice System.
Find collections of our publications, forms, research, education resources and acts, regulations and policy.
Find contact information for CSC's Media Relations team. Access frequently asked questions and watch videos about a variety of CSC topics.
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What we are doing
- The Impact of Simulated Firearms Training on Correctional Officer Firearms Requalification
- A Quantitative Examination of Factors Available in the Offender Management System Associated with Successful Release
- The Impact of Electronic Monitoring on Correctional Outcomes
- The Use of Technology in the Delivery of Correctional Intervention Programs: A Rapid Review
- The Adjustment of the Security Reclassification Scale for Women (SRSW): Elimination of Administrative Segregation
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