Union of Canadian Correctional Officers
Syndicat des Agents Correctionnels du Canada
Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux

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Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux
1601 Avenue De Lorimier
Montréal, Quebec
H2K 4M5

Canada Tele Number: (514) 598 2263
Toll Free #: 1 (866) 229 5566
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Working on the Edge / Travailler au bord du gouffre

WORKING ON THE EDGE – The violent reality of Canadian Correctional Officers TRAVAILLER AU BORD DU GOUFFRE – La violente réalité des agents correctionnels canadiens Click on the picture below to view the video or visit our You Tube / Cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous pour voir la vidéo ou visitez notre compte You Tube Please share /... Read the full article...

English, Français, PTSD, TSPT

Media advisory – Working on the Edge: an important campaign launched on Parliament Hill calling for national measures to help correctional officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – On Tuesday, September 26, members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) will visit Parliament Hill to urge the government to take immediate action to help first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder across Canada, including correctional officers. UCCO-SACC-CSN will also premier a powerful short film entitled... Read the full article...

English, Press Release, PTSD

National President Jason Godin testifies at the Senate Human Rights Committee

Today Jason Godin, National President represented UCCO-SACC-CSN at the Senate Committee studying the issue of human rights of prisoners within the correctional system. In his testimony, Jason highlighted the need to retain administrative segregation as an essential tool for population management. The complete removal of segregation would prove to be extremely disruptive and dangerous to... Read the full article...

English, Parliament, PTSD

Correctional Officers are first responders

On November 10th, members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) gather to raise awareness about our profession as first responders and the levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in our occupational group. We are calling upon the provincial and federal governments to adopt a presumption for PTSD for Correctional officers, as recommended... Read the full article...

English, Political, PTSD

Correctional Officers are first responders

Yesterday, UCCO-SACC-CSN invited the New Brunswick MLAs and the citizens of Fredericton to put themselves in their shoes for a minute. People were invited to enter a 53-foot truck, transformed into a travelling museum.Throughout the journey, visitors walked past a display of homemade weapons recovered from inmate cells, watched an excerpt from UCCO-SACC-CSN’s Bloody Cells... Read the full article...

English, Political, PTSD

First responders fight to establish the presumption that PTSD is an occupational stress injury

HALIFAX, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – Members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) and members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) will gather tomorrow at Province House to raise awareness about the first responders’ profession and the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this particular occupational group.... Read the full article...

English, Press Release, PTSD

One more step towards the recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder for Correctional Officers

Montreal, October 11, 2016 – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) enthusiastically welcomes the report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Titled Healthy minds, safe communities: supporting our public safety officers through a national strategy for operational stress injuries, the report, released last week, contains sixteen recommendations, many of which... Read the full article...

English, PTSD

PTSD affects 36 per cent of male prison officers, federal data reveal

Gloria Galloway OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail The Department of Public Safety says 36 per cent of the men working as corrections officers within federal penitentiaries report being affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, a startlingly high number that reflects what the guards say is the dangerous and emotionally corrosive atmosphere within Canada’s prisons. They report being... Read the full article...

English, Media Articles, PTSD

UPDATED: UCCO-SACC-CSN represented at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Jason Godin and Gord Robertson represented UCCO-SACC-CSN at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on May 12th, 2016.  The Committee is investigating operational stress injuries and PTSD in Public Safety Officers and First Responders. Listen to Jason and Gord below: Part 1 Part 2 Committee minutes (Union testimony highlighted)

English, Parliament, PTSD

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2017 UCCO SACC CSN National Executive

UCCO SACC CSN

2017 National Executive

Members of the 2017 UCCO SACC CSN Executive Committee

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Derek Chin, James Bloomfield, Rob Finucan, Gord Robertson, Jason Godin, Eric Thibault, Frédérick Lebeau, Jeff Wilkins,

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