Today, the province and Ontario’s correctional services staff marked the sixth annual Ceremony of Remembrance honouring those who have fallen in the line of duty while serving in Ontario’s correctional services.The ceremony was held on the future site of a Correctional Workers’ Monument, near the Queen’s Park Legislative Precinct Grounds. The monument will recognize the contribution that correctional services staff make to Ontario’s justice system and keeping our communities safe.
The design of the new monument was officially unveiled at the ceremony. The sculpture, entitled Hours of the Day signifies the passage of time, capturing the hours that correctional services staff work in the service of others, inside our institutions and within the community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition, 33 correctional workers were honoured at the 2017 Corrections Awards Ceremony earlier today. The ceremony included a presentation of the first annual Correctional Services Premier’s Award, along with Minister’s Awards for Bravery, Humanitarian Service and Volunteer Service, the Viola Desmond Deputy Minister’s Award, as well as awards for special achievement.