The Capital Division leads the planning and delivery of major capital facility projects across BC Corrections.
This team is committed to sustainable, long-range planning; evidence-based correctional centre design; and using technology effectively for security, surveillance and building management.
At the core of the division’s planning are the four priorities in our strategic plan: support our staff, advance correctional supervision, address Indigenous over-representation, and support individuals with complex needs. Supporting our staff is the team’s first priority because of the importance of providing them with the safe working environments they need to focus on helping people to change their behaviour.
The division is currently managing the implementation of $220 million in capital projects, including:
- Replacement of Nanaimo Correctional Centre to address to evolving needs of Vancouver Island’s in-custody population.
- Renovation of segregation and related areas in centres throughout B.C. to better meet the needs of individuals requiring more focused case management.
- Construction of a new work program facility at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre near Chilliwack.
- Upgrades to Community Corrections offices in all regions of the province to better address staff safety and improve program delivery.
Since 2007, the division has managed the delivery of $460 million in capital projects, including construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre and expansion of Surrey Pretrial Services Centre, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women and Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.