The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) recently conducted a survey as part of a feasibility study on re-establishing agriculture and agri-food operations at six prison farms including Kingston’s Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions. The farms were closed between 2009 and 2011 ending the prisons’ agriculture employment initiatives. While CSC continues to offer other agriculture and […]
If you have any opinions about the possible reopening of the Prison Farms, be at the Town Hall meeting at City Hall on Tuesday August 16th, 6pm to 9pm. Correctional Services Canada is hosting the event, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale and Mark Gerretsen MP will be there.
Earlier this month, the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced the establishment of a seven member advisory panel who is tasked to provide advice regarding the potential re-opening of Kingston-area prison farms. The panel consists of experts in the areas of business, agriculture and employment opportunities for offenders. One of those experts is Jeff Peters, a […]
In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017? There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and take meaningful steps towards reconciliation […]
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