Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2006-2007 - 1st Quarter
Location: Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2006-05-09
Value: $100,000.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The Tsilqhot'in Community Justice (Punky Lake) Program serves approximately 10,000 people from the Tsilqhot'in and Southern Carrier Nations West of Williams Lake on the Chilcotin Plateau. The program is a comprehensive community justice initiative including restorative justice and crime prevention. The program also provides probation services with case aid assistance for residents in the area who are on probation. The program also uses a wilderness retreat sponsored by the non-profit Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society. Each of the seven communities involved have formed local Community Justice Councils, comprised of volunteers who are trained to facilitate peacemaking circles based on the family group conferencing model. A Board of Directors comprised of the Chiefs of each of the Bands provides guidance to the program. The Board has liaison representatives from the various provincial and federal agencies as well as the Nenqay Deni Yajehltig Law Centre.
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