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National Restorative Justice Symposium
November 19-21, 2017
Location: Westin Hotel Ottawa
(Note: Registration FULL - access Waitlist)

Global Innovation - Local (R)Evolution


This theme draws attention to both global and local contributions to the restorative justice movement which has grown by leaps and bounds in many countries, including our own. Restorative justice is constantly evolving and improving how the world deals with harm and conflict, coming into greater use in many fields. Now is the time to come together to share our innovations and to use this knowledge to push us into the next (r)evolution of restorative justice in Canada.


Program At A Glance

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3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Registration 
4:30 P.M. Tour of Parliament (optional)
6:00 P.M. Haunted Walk or Indigenous Walk (optional; additional cost)
7:00 P.M. Byward Market Meet & Greet, Link & Drink 


7:00 A.M. 30 Minute Yoga (Optional)
7:00 A.M. Breakfast and Registration
8:30 A.M. Welcoming Remarks
9:15 A.M. Keynote: Hayley MacKenzie "He tangata, he tangata’: people-centred justice in New Zealand"
10:15 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Keynote: Christopher Straker "The restorative city: working in the spaces where the circles intersect"
11:30 A.M. Lunch
12:45 P.M. Workshop Session A
1:45 P.M. Workshop Session B
2:30 P.M. Break
3:00 P.M. Workshop Session C
4:30 P.M.

End of Day One

4:30 P.M.

Meditation Session (Optional)

6:00 P.M. Cocktail Hour Sponsored by CoSA Canada
7:15 P.M. RJ in Canada Gala (featuring National Ron Wiebe RJ Award Ceremony)


7:00 A.M. 30 Minute Yoga (Optional)
7:00 A.M. Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Welcome to Day 2!
9:00 A.M. Training Sessions (break included)
12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00 P.M. Workshop Session D
2:15 P.M. Break
2:30 P.M. Screening of "A Better Man" and Q&A
5:00 P.M. Conclusion

Onsite registrations will not be accepted. Please register in advance

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