We acknowledge with gratitude that we are living, working and playing on the unceded, traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
Restorative Collective Vancouver is an impressive team of diverse voices and wisdom from Indigenous-led organizations, service providers including for youth, seniors and women, LGBTQ2S+, Parks & Recreation, housing, policing, community corrections, business associations and more. Our outreach continues, and the Collective is evolving and growing.
We are collaborating to create a relational, holistic, decolonizing approach to conflict, harm, crime, healing, justice and peace.
The Collective thus far includes representatives from the following communities:
Aboriginal Community Policing Centre
Atira Women’s Resource Society
BC Community Response Networks
BIA Partnership Safety Committee
Board of Parks and Recreation
City of Vancouver Council
City of Vancouver Staff
Downtown Community Court
Elizabeth Fry Society
Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre
Living Interfaith Sanctuary
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Protect Our Indigenous Sisters Society (POISS)
QMUNITY: BC’s Queer, Trans, & Two-Spirit Resource Centre
Strathcona Community Safety Association
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society (VATJSS)
Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice
Vancouver Police Department
WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative
Youth Justice, Ministry of Children & Family Development
City Council passed a motion forwarded by Councillor Michael Wiebe in support of our consensus on January 26, 2022 to:
- endorse the aspiration of Vancouver becoming a Restorative City
- create training opportunities for staff to learn about restorative justice and incorporate it in reports to Council when applicable
- commit to having a Council representative participate in the Restorative Collective Vancouver as a stakeholder
- allocate funding
Dr. Evelyn Zellerer - Coordinator
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Restorative Collective Vancouver is celebrating and applauds the City of Vancouver! City Council passed a motion forwarded by Councillor Michael Wiebe to: endorse the aspiration of Vancouver becoming a Restorative City create training opportunities for...
Restorative justice has had success both close to home and abroad. Now, a group of advocates is hoping to bring it to Vancouver in a meaningful way.
By Nathan Caddell
Months of extensive outreach led to our first stakeholders meeting with a focus on building partnerships for restorative justice in Vancouver