Correctional Services Appreciation Day
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 7, 2020, as Correctional Services Appreciation Day.
This day is designated to help recognize the hard work and dedication of correctional employees who help keep our families and communities safe.
“Correctional officers, facility youth workers, probation officers and community youth workers regularly go the extra mile to help protect the public,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said. “This is especially true during this time as corrections staff continue to provide their important services, while managing the added challenges of COVID-19.”
Today, corrections staff face additional risks as frontline workers during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Corrections staff working from home have worked tirelessly to maintain the high standards put in place to help offenders serving community sentences during this difficult time.
There are approximately 1,980 provincial correctional officers, facility youth workers, probation officers and community youth workers across Saskatchewan.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations and recognition, including the Ministers Award for Excellence, will be postponed to ensure we can honour our correctional staff safely.