Ottawa Restorative Justice Network

A network of individuals and organizations strengthening the use of Restorative Justice (RJ) in response to the harm caused by crime and conflict in the Ottawa area.

Restorative Justice and Facilitator Training

The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute in partnership with Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Present: “Restorative Justice and Facilitator Training”. This 3-day training with Alana Abramson, MA will take place in Ottawa on November 18-20, 2015. Anyone who wants to attend is more than welcome to. This national training event will deliver the essential skills of convening harm-focused dialogue processes within organizational and educational settings. This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved. For more information and registration, please visit the following link https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/restorative-justice-facilitator-ottawa/  If you work or volunteer for a non-profit in the field of restorative justice and are interested in attending please contact CTRI directly to register at 1-877-353-3205. You may still be eligible for the early bird...

2015 National Restorative Justice Symposium

The National Restorative Justice Symposium is fast approaching! This Symposium is the most important gathering of practitioners involved in the development of restorative justice in Canada where numerous national and international researchers and partners will come together on November 16 and 17, 2015 at the Delta Hotel, Québec City. The following link provides a detailed program for the Sunday and Monday of  the symposium http://snjr-nrjs2015.ca/en/program-of-sunday-and-monday/ . The following link provides a detailed program for the Tuesday of the symposium http://snjr-nrjs2015.ca/en/program-of-tuesday/.     More details to follow in the coming days and...

The ORJN Presents: “Restorative Justice: Healing After Trauma”

In celebration of Restorative Justice Week 2015, this event will draw attention to the physical and mental health benefits of participating in restorative justice processes. This event features guest speaker David Gustafson with panellist Tanya Rugge.  The cost for this event  is $10.00. To register please email cjpstudent@storm.ca or call the Collaborative Justice Program 613-239-1268. There will be a networking opportunity following the event that showcases local organizations. If you or your organization would like to rent table space for this event at the cost of $50.00,please fill out this form. The completed form can be mailed or dropped off with payment to the Collaborative Justice Program’s office at the Provincial Courthouse c/o Crown Attorney’s Office, 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2K1. It can also be emailed to cjpstudent@storm.ca or faxed to 613-239-1508 in which case payment will be collected upon arrival to the event. You can also download our event...

The Ripple Effect of Victimization: How Restorative Justice Can Calm the Waters. Dona Cadman and Supriya Deas.

On November 14, 2013, the Ottawa Restorative Justice Network hosted an event at Ottawa City Hall. Dona Cadman, ex-MP and Supriya Deas speak about their long journey toward healing, hope and peace through the process of Restorative Justice. Dona had a son Jesse, 16, who was stabbed to death by Deas’s son, Isaac, in a random beating and stabbing in Surrey, BC. Twenty years later, in a meeting facilitated by staff from Langley’s Community Justice Initiatives’ (CJI’s) Victim Offender Mediation Program, the two moms spoke again. From this meeting, a journey began, and the two moms came to Ottawa and speak about the process that led to forgiveness and...

Restorative Justice Week 2012 – A Crime Victim’s Perspective on Restorative Justice

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West, Champlain Room Featuring Katy Hutchison The Story of Bob explores the power of forgiveness as Katy describes her own grassroots quest for Restorative Justice. As the family member of a homicide victim, Katy shares the story of her tragic loss and provides a victim’s perspective on Restorative Justice. Light Refreshments will be...

May 2010 – Re-launch of the Ottawa Restorative Justice Network

Re-visioning Restorative Justice in Ottawa May 11, 2011, 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Join us for the re-launch! Tell us how you would like to see restorative justice re-visioned in Ottawa. Discover what we have planned for 2011-2012 and see how you can help. Although the ORJN has been in existence for a number of years, participation has somewhat dwindled. We’ve spend the last year developing an Action Plan with exciting initiatives to work on. Accordingly, the ORJN has decided to hold a special re-launch meeting to re-energize the network and re-connect to the RJ community in Ottawa. We are seeking individuals and organizations involved, interested or invested in Restorative Justice in the Ottawa area. Our vision is to inspire restorative responses to harm caused by crime and conflict. Our mission is to encourage and strengthen the use of restorative justice principles and practices through supportive partnerships. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP, and share this invitation with others in Ottawa who may be...

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