The Government of Canada and the Waseskun Healing Centre have reinforced their joint commitment to building safe communities by signing the Corrections and Conditional Release Act Section 81 Agreement.
The agreement states that there will be more of a possibility for inmates in minimum security to serve out their sentence at the Waseskun Healing Centre as opposed to a jail cell.
With a total of 34 beds, 23 of which are reserved for offenders under federal jurisdiction, the Centre serves a male clientele from Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Atlantic provinces.
The programs offered at the Centre are based on principles of traditional Aboriginal holistic healing. They adhere to traditional Aboriginal spirituality, history and values.
The Waseskun Healing Centre is the eighth Aboriginal healing centre in the country for federal offenders and the only one east of Manitoba.