Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

April 18, 2016 11:32 ET

Correctional Service Canada Recognizes Outstanding Volunteer

Prairies man wins 2015 Taylor Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Taylor Award was awarded to Alex W. Bouchard at a presentation on April 15th. The Taylor Award is presented annually to a CSC volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of dedication and caring needed to help offenders rebuild their lives.

Mr. Bouchard started his volunteer service with CSC over 10 years ago as a chapel volunteer at Saskatchewan Penitentiary. He quickly recognized the need for ongoing addiction support in the institution and was instrumental in re-establishing a 12-step self-help program for offenders dealing with alcoholism. Alex also serves as non-security escort and frequently connects released offenders with community addiction supports.

Mr. Bouchard's personal integrity and excellent rapport with inmates contributed towards him being appointed to the Prince Albert Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) in 2011. Saskatchewan Penitentiary Warden Jason Hope states, "Alex exudes genuine caring and kindness to both inmates and staff that he may encounter while carrying out his volunteer commitment at the Penitentiary."

Congratulations Alex!

Quick Facts

  • This year marks the 15th annual presentation of the Taylor Award.
  • Every year Canadians volunteer their time and energy in CSC institutions and in the community, helping offenders become law-abiding citizens. Their daily contributions are vital in ensuring public safety results for Canadians.

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"On behalf of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), I want to thank you for your selfless contributions to our organization and to Canadian communities. CSC is deeply indebted to volunteers for their active contribution to the correctional process as they engage community support, which is essential to enhancing public safety and strengthening links between offenders in correctional facilities and the community."

Don Head

Commissioner

Correctional Service Canada

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