Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

April 03, 2012 11:18 ET

Change of Command Ceremony at the Regional Reception Center

STE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - On March 29, 2012, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at the Regional Reception Center. This occasion marked the change of command from the outgoing Warden, Ms. Linda Boily to the incoming Warden, Ms. Ninon Paquette.

The ceremony highlights the importance of being the leader of an institution and the responsibilities associated with taking on the role of warden. It provides CSC with a valuable opportunity to gather together and witness the passing of responsibility for the safety and security of staff, offenders and the community from one person to another.

"In many ways this is a symbolic event, but it is important to note that for the newly appointed leader, it represents their pledge to ensure that every decision is made with respect to CSC's mission, the rule of law, and the rights of staff and inmates" said Ms. Johanne Vallée, Regional Deputy Commissioner, who presided over the ceremony. "Every change in leadership brings new thinking and new opportunities for growth and I am very pleased to be here to help to commemorate this event," added Ms. Vallée.

The Change of Command ceremony is an important tradition for CSC that allows staff to witness the passing of responsibility from one leader to another as part of its focus on pride and tradition. It is also an opportunity for the organization to celebrate its traditions and reaffirms the incoming leader's commitment to enhancing public safety results for Canadians.

Contact Information

  • Gaetan Ethier
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Regional Reception Center
    450-478-5977 ext. 7120