Rachel Cabana wins 2017 Taylor Award
OTTAWA, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce that long-time volunteer Rachel Cabana is the winner of the 2017 Taylor Award.
The Taylor Award is awarded annually during National Volunteer Week to a CSC volunteer who demonstrates dedication and caring in helping offenders rebuild their lives.
Rachel Cabana has been volunteering with CSC and with the Corporation Jean-Paul Morin, a social reintegration organization working to help federal inmates and their family and friends, for 15 years. In the workshops she runs in CSC institutions, Rachel guides and educates offenders about the importance of being responsible in life and of giving back to society. Knowing the important role that family and friends play in the successful reintegration of offenders, she also works directly with offenders' loved ones in the community to help them prepare and support their reintegration efforts.
Rachel builds bridges in the community, promoting restorative justice, and educating society about welcoming and respecting marginalized people. Facilitating the social integration of offenders is a mission that she fulfills with both rigor and compassion.
Rachel Cabana's exemplary commitment and dedication to helping offenders and their families, both in our institutions and in the community, has a positive impact on the reintegration of offenders and public safety.
Congratulations Rachel, and thank you for your service!
- This year marks the 17th annual presentation of the Taylor Award. The Taylor Award was established in November 2001 - the International Year of Volunteers.
- The award is named after Dr. Charles Taylor and his wife, Charlotte, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia for their lifetime dedication to faith-based counseling with offenders in correctional facilities and in the community, and for Dr. Taylor's contribution to the development of prison ministry education.
- Every year more than 6200 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.
"On behalf of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), I extend heartfelt congratulations to this year's Taylor Award recipient, Rachel Cabana. Madame Cabana's impact on our organization, the offenders and families that she works with and the communities where she does her work is profound. CSC is indebted to volunteers like Rachel Cabana for their important contributions to public safety. Their efforts are essential to CSC meeting its mandate and to changing the lives of offenders."
Anne Kelly, Interim Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada
- "Volunteers" page on CSC website: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/volunteers/index-eng.shtml
- National Volunteer Week website: http://volunteer.ca/nvw2018
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada
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