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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


The 2017 National Restorative Justice Symposium co-hosted by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections and the Collaborative Justice Program, will be held on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people, in Ottawa, ON from November 19th-21st, 2017. The theme this year is Global Innovation – Local (R)Evolution.

Are you interested in presenting a workshop at the 2017 National Restorative Justice Symposium? We would love to hear about restorative justice research, knowledge, programs, approaches, tools, etc. Topics of interest might include innovations in:

• Restorative practices in Canada and abroad
• Restorative justice in the criminal justice system, in schools, in the community
• Restorative justice approaches and its uses in different cultural contexts
• Restorative justice in everyday life
• How to support restorative justice practitioners
• Lessons learned and best practices

If you are interested in proposing a workshop, we invite you to complete the attached application form and submit it to proposals@nrjs2017snjr.com by July 31st, 2017.


Click here to download our Call For Proposal Document

NRJS Eng. Call For Proposals


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