Atlantic Canada

In the Maritimes we support programs to promote successful reintegration of inmates, prevent future offenses and engage our communities in matters of justice.

“When you spend most of your life as a criminal, it’s really hard not to be one. But the more people that see us as more than someone who broke the law the better.”

—Mike H., inmate participant in restorative justice committees through the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick

We are available to offer resources and speak or give workshops in churches, schools, universities or with other groups about restorative justice. Please contact us at maritimes@mcccanada.ca.

Alberta

MCC Alberta's Restorative Justice Program helps foster support and accountability for people returning to the community after incarceration and works to restore and repair relationships for those impacted by crime.

Bridge Ministries (Community Chaplaincy)

Bridge Ministries supports offenders as they transition from prison to community life, building bridges of hope.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)

CoSA provides community for individuals whose crimes have marginalized them from society.

Indigenous Neighbours 

Seeks to respond to the 94 Calls to Action within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Our mandate is to build relationships of healing, friendship, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Albertans through education, advocacy, and conversation.

 

Manitoba

In Manitoba, MCC supports restorative justice through our partner, Initiatives for Just Communities.

 

Related Manitoba programs

Ontario
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Restorative Justice at MCC Ontario

We live in a broken world, but MCC believes that healing and justice can come even from this brokenness we call it Restorative Justice.

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 email restorativejustice@mcco.ca

 

Saskatchewan

Restorative Justice

MCCS’s restorative justice program helps communities respond to crime, injustice, and harm in ways that repair relationships between conflicting parties while also decreasing the likelihood people will offend again. The focus on trauma awareness is central to our work.

Some of our restorative justice work includes:

  • Providing resources
  • Planning and promoting events
  • Teaching in schools, churches, and correctional institutions
  • Offering trauma awareness training
  • Networking with and supporting local RJ organizations

Become involved!
MCCS is proud to support these volunteer-based RJ organizations:

 

 

Related Saskatchewan programs