About CCJC

The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) is a national and ecumenical organization established since 1972. It brings together ten denominations across Canada. Our churches nominate members from across Canada who have experience and expertise in the justice and correctional fields. We are a coalition for compassionate justice and corrections.

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 and sponsors 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
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