Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 423

Why were the policies changed?

These policies were modified as a result of the Commissioner’s Directives Standardization Project. The content was not changed.

What has changed?

Several modifications have been made to each of the documents. These include:

  • a new look, resulting in stand-alone English and French versions;
  • a clearer context for the policy document by including its relation to the Program Alignment Architecture, the Office(s) of Primary Interest as well as information on dates of past reviews and future ones;
  • the purpose, which replaces the “policy objective”, is more practical in nature; and
  • a more concise language/style is used throughout the document.

How were they developed?

These policies were standardized by Strategic Policy and approved by the Correctional Operations and Programs Sector.


Roles and responsibilities are detailed in the policy documents. These have not changed since the last review of these CDs.


For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.