Correctional Service Canada

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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.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Find out how CSC is taking steps to mitigate the risk of infection.

CSC responds to OCI’s latest report
CSC responds to OCI’s latest report

The Office of the Correctional Investigator’s 2019-2020 Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. Read the Correctional Service of Canada’s response.

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Information for victims

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.

Information for friends and families of offenders

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).

Facilities and security

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.

Working with offenders

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.

You and CSC

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.

Connecting with others

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.

Resources

Find collections of our publications, forms, research, education resources and acts, regulations and policy.

Media room

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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