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31 Jul 2016

Understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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M. Asadullah is a PhD Candidate & Sessional Instructor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology. He is a Graduate Student Intern with the SFU’s Centre for Restorative Justice and a Board Member of Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice. Previously, he volunteered as a Reconciliation Ambassador with Reconciliation Canada and hosted a number of Reconciliation Dialogues. Currently, he is doing research on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in different countries of the world, including TRC in Canada. You are requested to participate in this survey to share your opinion and experience on reconciliation and TRC in general. It will take approximately 20 minutes to answer the survey. Here is the link for the Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/eK7hX3qLeg2RyuUu2

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31 Jul 2016

RJ Resource of the Month-July 2016

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“…current mediation and conferencing strategies too often focus on the interpersonal dimensions of crime and ignore the deeper roots of  the trouble at hand as found in class, race/ethnicity, and gender-based, systemic conflict.”   This paper is already 16 years old…does it still have some light to shed on the current state of affairs within the field of restorative justice?  Or have restorative justice practices evolved to take on structural aspects of crime?  Have a great reading:) Here is the article: Structural Aspects of Crime

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16 Jun 2016

Full-time Job Opportunity / Schools Program Coordinator

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Schools Coordinator Job Posting

North Shore Restorative Justice Society is looking to hire a full-time Schools Program Coordinator on a one-year contract.

Please click here for more info.

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Categories: employment, news, newsletter, provincial, regional, schools/youth

16 Jun 2016

Call for Proposals – International Graduate Student Conference

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Peace Leadership International Graduate Student Conference Oct 21-22, 2016.

Call for proposals for any graduate students who may have an interest in participating in the upcoming Peace Leadership Conference being hosted by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Graduate Students Association (University of Manitoba) this October 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This first international conference will coalesce a diverse group of faculty, students, and supporters as well as international colleagues to celebrate and mark PACS’s 10-year anniversary.

For details, please click here

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11 Jun 2016

SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging

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The colloquium serves as a graduate course that aims to inspire reconciliation ambassadors for the next generation.  For example, students will receive training with Reconciliation Canada.  Students across universities are eligible through the Western Deans Agreement. For more information, please click here

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11 Jun 2016

SFU Hummingbird Award 2016

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SFU Hummingbird Award

This award recognizes the continuing legacy of the compassionate and courageous spirit of Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, founder of the Centre for Restorative Justice. The award recognizes the tenacious spirit of hummingbirds who declare themselves to the values and relationships that build and sustain healthy communities. The hummingbird award is open to all residents of British Columbia and is presented annually to an individual or group who:

1) Models restorative justice values, principles and practices of restorative justice and community development.

2) Strives for the promotion of human dignity and social justice through their work with victims, offenders, colleagues, families and community.

3) Demonstrates voluntary commitment to the capacity for individuals to build a healthier, ethical and more democratic society.

4) Builds awareness and knowledge about restorative justice through critical engagement.

5) Enables capacity building through a courageous and compassionate spirit that builds relationships with others, the natural world, and our self.

Closing date for submission of nominations: September 23, 2016.

Enquiries to: Dr. Brenda Morrison at brendam@sfu.ca

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11 Jun 2016

Exploring Possibilities: A Restorative Approach to Climate and Culture in Education, Workplaces and Professions

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Date: June 27 & 28, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

The International Restorative Conference 2016 brings together national and international experts to explore the use of a restorative approach to ensure inclusive and healthy climates and cultures in education, workplaces and professions.
Hosted by Dalhousie University • Nova Scotia Department of Justice • Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association.

For more information, click here

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11 Jun 2016

European Forum for RJ’s Conference on Human Rights and Restorative Justice.

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For more information click here

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11 Jun 2016

Annual Peace and Justice Association Conference, BC, Sept. 22-24

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2016 Annual Conference

The Peace and Justice Studies Association announces its 2016 annual conference…

Obstructing the Old or Constructing the New?
Embracing the Tension to Build the World We Want

September 22-24, 2016
Selkirk College
Nelson and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada

For more information please click here

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6 Jun 2016

CJF Training in Kamloops / June 14-16

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This three-day training shows you how to prepare for, facilitate and follow up after restorative conferences. Applicable for criminal, community or school incidents, the instruction utilizes role-playing and direct personal experience to develop the skills needed to lead restorative conferences in a number of settings. This unique training explores the needs of all parties present at a restorative conference including victims, offenders, law enforcement and community and provides the foundational tools necessary for a successful restorative conference.

Restorative Justice Trainer & Facilitator: Jim Cooley

Dates: Tuesday, June 14, 2016: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 15, 2016: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 16, 2016: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council conference room

680 West Athabasca Street, Kamloops, BC

(across the red bridge and look for River Fresh)

Registration Cost: no cost for registration

Coffee/water and lunch will be provided.

Manuals, materials and resources are supplied

Registering Participant (no cost):

Name:

Organization:

Mailing Address:

City:

Province & Postal Code:

Phone:

Email:

Complete and return the registration form by email to Edith Fortier at edith4@live.ca or register by phone. Registration must be sent by June 10, 2016. Space is limited to 20 participants.

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