Peace of the Circle has launched a restorative justice initiative in Vancouver, BC, the unceded, traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Months of extensive outreach led to our first stakeholders meeting in April, 2021 with a focus on building partnerships for restorative justice in Vancouver.
We’re bringing together diverse voices and wisdom with representatives from Indigenous-led organizations, various service providers including for survivors/victims, youth and seniors, LGBTQ2S+, Black Lives Matter, City Council, Vancouver Police Department, Community Corrections, BIA safety committee and more!
This restorative collective, we affectionately call the ‘dream team’, is meeting to learn, vision and determine together what restorative justice might look like in our city. We are collaborating across sectors to create a relational, holistic, decolonizing approach to conflict, harm, healing, justice and peace.
Grateful for all participants who are engaging so authentically with the complexities of our mission.
We thank Aaron Lyons and Catherine Bargen from Just Outcomes for partnering with us for the launch and initial phase of this initiative.
Coordinated by Dr. Evelyn Zellerer
Stay in touch as our exciting journey to justice continues!