The government of Ontario is continuing to enhance safety measures in the adult correctional system with the addition of 107 new correctional officers who are joining the frontline, including 11 graduates who will support the Eastern Region at the Central East Correctional Centre and Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.
The graduates received compensation from the province while undergoing training to help remove barriers to employment, which is part of the government’s ongoing commitment to invest more than $500 million over five years to transform adult correctional services and improve safety.
“The comprehensive training these new correctional officers have received will ensure they can make critical contributions to the communities they serve,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “I want to congratulate and commend every officer graduating this week for their hard work and commitment to keeping Ontario safe each and every day.”
The Corrections Foundational Training program took place virtually and in-person over eight weeks. Recruits received extensive training with enhanced instruction in communication, de-escalation and inmate management as well as anti-Black racism and Indigenous cultural training.