Restorative Justice work in Ontario...respecting, repairing and restoring relationships
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA): Communities for individuals whose crimes have marginalized them from society.
Dismas Fellowship: A fellowship and worshipping community for those who have been impacted by crime.
Grand Valley Comforter Project: This project brings volunteers from the community to Grand Valley Institution to create blankets and kit bags for international relief. Due to COVID-19, we do not have any volunteer opportunities open at this time.
Faith Reintegration Initiatives in London & GTA: Supporting individuals returning to the community post incarceration from federal institutions, coming from a variety of offending histories.
Handmade for Change: This project helps women who are incarcerated at the minimum security unit learn advanced sewing skills which they can carry out into community upon release and will assist them in their reintegration and employability. Sales of the handmade items support the Restorative Justice program in Ontario. Supported in part by the KW Community Foundation.
Circle of Grace: The Circle of Grace curriculum teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated. This curriculum is licenced and available through Dove’s Nest. View this webinar to learn more and hear from others who have used the curriculum (access password: 1D+&09#6).
Training Active Bystanders (TAB): TAB provides participants the opportunity to see themselves as potential Active Bystanders who can intervene when they are witness to abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour. The training teaches about pro-social behaviour, making people more aware of why they may be hesitant to intervene, while encouraging them to consider taking action in the future. Learn more. For information on community and company training, please contact Rod Friesen (email@example.com).