National Restorative Justice Symposium 2016

Hosted by the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, and the Schulich School of Law

The province of Nova Scotia is taking a leadership role in convening this year’s National Restorative Justice Symposium. Nova Scotia has expanded the use of restorative justice to adults across the province, in public schools, and within the Human Rights Commission.

The National Symposium is an opportunity to convene a national gathering of practitioners, policy and lawmakers, researchers, and other experts and stakeholders, to consider and assess the innovative and transformative potential of restorative justice

This year will not follow the typical conference workshop format. Key speakers will be invited to contribute to set the stage for consideration of core issues, to be followed by facilitated dialogue circles. Bring your experience, your insights and your ideas to contribute to a renewed national vision of restorative justice in Canada.

  • Invited speakers and discussion themes will be confirmed and shared in the next few weeks.
  • Register now to be part of this important moment in the movement for restorative justice in Canada.

Please Note: In place of traditional workshop presentations all participants will play an active role in sharing their work and research within the dialogue circles. If you require a letter of invitation explaining the nature of this participation/presentation format to obtain permission to attend or access your institutional funding please contact the conference organizers.

Dates and Time - November 21 and 22, 2016

The last day to register is Nov 16th, 2016 and there will be no on-site registrations.

Full symposium package (includes symposium, banquet, kitchen party and ideas expo)
Early bird registration before October 27th: $310
Registration after October 27th: $395 + HST

Symposium only:
Early bird registration before October 27th: $250
Registration after October 27th: $335

Banquet only: $65

Cancellation/refund policy – Cancellation date Oct 20th – after that No Refunds

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Symposium Location - Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

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Accommodation Link: Book your group rate for Natl Restorative Justice Symposium

    * The hotel is offering a reduced rate of 134.00 CAD per night for symposium participants. This rate is available for check-in on Nov 20. There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, so you are encouraged to book early. 
    Last day to book:The special symposium rate is available only until Oct 20. Bookings made after Oct 20 are subject to availability.

Symposium Banquet
The 18th annual National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award will be presented during the National Restorative Justice Symposium banquet on November 21st, 2016.The Ron Wiebe Award is presented annually to a Canadian leader who models restorative justice principles in the service of justice and peace. This award, established in honour of the late Ron Wiebe, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated innovative ways of transforming human relationships, by enabling and promoting communication and healing between people in conflict.

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