The conversation so far

Since May 2016, the Government of Canada has been holding a series of roundtables with stakeholders across the country to discuss how we can transform the criminal justice system.

Participants included:

  • representatives from non-governmental organizations representing victims, offenders, police, prosecutors, defence lawyers
  • members of professional legal associations
  • judges
  • provincial and territorial government officials
  • academics
  • mental health professionals
  • Indigenous leaders and communities

Completed to date:

Location

Date

Theme

Toronto, ON

May 19-20, 2016

Initial experts roundtable - national

Charlottetown, PEI

August 8, 2016

General

Vancouver, BC

August 15, 2016

Mental health and the criminal justice system

Vancouver, BC

August 16, 2016

Lessons from the Youth System

Edmonton, AB

September 8, 2016

  • General
  • Promising practices in Alberta

Moncton, NB

October 11, 2016

  • Community wellness courts
  • Bail and remand
  • General

Halifax, NS

October 14, 2016

Restorative justice

Yellowknife, NWT

December 5, 2016

  • Social responses to crime
  • General

Winnipeg, MB

December 6, 2016

  • Community courts in Winnipeg
  • General

Iqaluit, NU

January 25, 2017

  • Wellness approach to justice
  • General

Saskatoon, SK

March 16, 2017

Addressing gaps in services to Indigenous people in the criminal justice system

Whitehorse, YK

April 18, 2017

  • Collaborative Justice
  • General

St. John’s, NL

April 26, 2017

  • Restorative Justice
  • General
Toronto, ON May 26, 2017 General
Ottawa, ON June 1, 2017 Issues Facing Victims and Survivors of Crime

Additional engagements

Location

Date

Name

Halifax, NS

October 15, 2016

Mi’kmaq – Nova Scotia – Canada Tripartite Forum – Justice Committee roundtable

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