Restorative Justice Week
Restorative Justice Week is recognized every year during the third week of November to acknowledge the impacts and achievements of the restorative justice approach and its application in Canada.
Restorative Justice Week is an opportunity to explore how restorative justice can deal with harm in different settings such as families, neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces etc. It allows us to think about how restorative justice values and principles can be applied to every day challenges.
National Restorative Justice Symposium
Each year, a different community organization, with the help of a planning committee, organizes and hosts the National Restorative Justice Symposium (NRJS). This event is where representatives from community organizations, policy-makers, restorative justice practitioners, and many others gather to share innovative approaches to promote the use of restorative justice to address crime and conflict.
This year will be the third virtual edition of the National Restorative Justice Symposium as we all continue to stay safe. For more up-to-date information on this virtual event:
- National Restorative Justice Symposium, or
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Engage your community
- reate a community challenge and communicate it through social media, posters, local newspapers, radio stations, or your community's website.
- Host a community or virtual event, forum or dialogue series; inviting community members as guests to engage in restorative justice discussions with your organization and partners.
- Invite politicians, Indigenous and spiritual leaders, chief of police and other community leaders to speak about how restorative justice strengthens the community.
- Encourage your city council to proclaim Restorative Justice Week.
The resources below are meant to inspire and assist those who plan to promote and celebrate Restorative Justice Week. #RJWeek. Please select the corresponding links for printable versions.
Poster and virtual background
A bilingual Restorative Justice Week poster is available, making it easy for you to promote it in your community. The poster includes blank or editable areas where you can add information about a particular subtopic or event. A new background is also available and we encourage you to use it during your virtual meetings.
Letterhead / Web header graphic
Feel free to use the Restorative Justice Week letterhead or web header graphic in any correspondence, web pages, marketing, etc.
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