The Prince Albert Métis Women's Association Inc. has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Prince Albert School Mediation Program.
The goal of the program is to work with community schools in the City of Prince Albert to develop a safe, caring and respectful school culture and climate.
The program is designed to offer children at the primary school level a preventative strategy using alternative dispute resolution techniques. Participation in the program teaches primary school children alternative methods of resolving conflicts to help them avoid coming into contact with the formal justice system for schoolyard disputes where there is potential for violence against a person or property. Through the use of mediation and group conferencing, the program stresses offender accountability to victims, family and the school community.