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The Church Council on Justice and Corrections is a national, non-partisan, faith-based coalition, rooted in the Christian tradition. The objects of the corporation are:

1.  to advance crime prevention and healthy community development through restorative approaches to criminal justice and corrections, with CCJC members, religious communities, justice organizations and the public.
2.  to propose ways to improve the criminal justice system from a restorative justice perspective through compassionate and accountable responses to crime with CCJC members, the criminal justice community and legislators.

3.  to facilitate healing and recovery of offenders and victims of crime through referrals, education and network building.

CCJC works with both multi-faith and non-religious partners and has achieved international recognition for its contributions to creative thinking about criminal justice. We have been promoting a different approach to justice and getting restorative justice on the agenda for over 30 years.

Our Mandate:

Through research, projects, workshops and presentations, the CCJC promotes education on restorative justice andsponsors initiatives to build healthier and safer communities.

We invite you to read more about our projects and initiatives on this website, and to contact us should you require more information.

Our Values

  1.  justice
  2. healing
  3. love
  4. mercy
  5. forgiveness
  6. peace
  7. compassion
  8. dignity
  9. fairness
  10. trust
  11. non-violence

Get Involved


As we reflect in these coming days upon the many blessings in our lives, may we consider those who have been impacted by the justice system - both victims and offenders. Many families are impacted by justice-involvement and this time of year can be hard for those who cannot be with their loved ones as a result.

CCJC puts justice that heals at the forefront of our mission and our vision to create positive change through restorative models of justice. Currently our work is focused on The Empathy Project, a victim-impact and empathy skills training program for incarcerated individuals.

Presently CCJC is developing a new curriculum for use in the Empathy Project. Two versions of the curriculum are in the process of being created. These curricula will be streamed to the specific needs of both men and women and will be created with 100% Canadian content as well as with a restorative justice context in mind. If this work interests you, we would be so grateful for your support.

As the season of giving is upon us, this Christmas, consider sharing empathy with someone in need by supporting The Empathy Project. We thank you for opening your hearts to this work.



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