Announcing RJABC's guest speaker at our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 29 from 6-8 pm - Myrna McCallum! Myrna is a Métis lawyer from Green Lake in Treaty Six territory and the host of "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast. Prior to founding Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services in 2019, Myrna served as an adjudicator in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement claims process, and Crown Prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Saskatchewan. When she is not FaceTiming her three grandchildren, educating or podcasting, Myrna is advising, advocating, or conducting workplace investigations and reviews. In 2020, the Federal Department of Justice awarded Myrna their first ever Excellence in Legal Practice and Victim Support Award. She lives in North Vancouver, B.C. Please join us for the business portion of the meeting from 6-7 pm, followed by Myrna McCallum's presentation from 7-8 pm. Meeting will be on Zoom. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or if you have any questions regarding membership with RJABC.
Attention all RJABC members and the larger RJ community. We are hosting our Annual General Meeting, Monday November 20 from 6-8pm via zoom. Please join us for the business portion which will be followed by a guest speaker (announcement coming soon!). The theme of this year's AGM is "Decolonization and Restorative Justice".
RJABC envisions a province where restorative justice is known for quality, accessibility and innovation.
The Restorative Justice Association of BC (RJABC) aims to promote connection, collaboration, and unity among restorative and Indigenous justice programs and initiatives throughout the province of British Columbia. Restorative justice has been shaped by traditional ways of knowing and the practices of Indigenous nations in this province, which we recognize and humbly acknowledge as a colonially defined area of land that forcefully superseded the traditional territories and relationships of at least 198 Indigenous Nations. Despite passing its Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act in November 2019, BC still has a long way to go before reconciliation is achieved. RJABC is ever mindful that we continue to live and work in unceded territories, and is committed to respecting the autonomy, dignity, and rights of Indigenous peoples.