The Restorative Justice Program of the Sunshine Coast (RJPSC) and other restorative justice programs across Canada will be celebrating Restorative Justice Week Nov. 21 through Nov. 28.
This is a week of awareness and learning about restorative processes, training opportunities and how to become involved in a program in your own region.
In the face of conflict and crime, restorative justice offers non-adversarial, non-retributive approaches to justice that provide opportunities for individuals and communities harmed to have a say in the restitution and find healing. It also provides meaningful accountability for those who have caused the harm.
Our program is pleased to provide facilitator and circle-keeper training for volunteers coastwide, who wish to assist with community, school, and crime-related referrals.
We acknowledge with respect and gratitude the privilege of providing restorative processes and services on the unceded homelands of shíshálh and skwxwú7mesh Peoples.
We sincerely appreciate the funders and organizations that support the RJ program and its community volunteers: Canadian Red Cross, District of Sechelt, Governments of British Columbia and Canada, shíshálh Nation, Metis Nation BC, RCMP, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, School District #46, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Restorative Justice Association of BC, Rotary Club of Sechelt and Town of Gibsons.
To learn more about this program and how you can support it, please visit our new website, rjpsc.org.
Donna Schmirler, Gibsons