Restorative Justice Association of BC (RJABC) is excited to host its 2nd Provincial Restorative Justice Symposium (PRJS). PRJS seeks to offer engagement and learning opportunities for restorative justice programs, practitioners, advocates, and justice partners in building capacity for victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive restorative justice approaches.

The 2024 PRJS Committee are seeking presenters for an in-person symposium on October 29th to 30th, 2024. This year’s overarching theme is “Catalyzing Change: Building and Shaping a Restorative Justice Culture with Communities”.

This call for presentations is for those who would like to present a lecture or panel, group discussion, skills workshop, or some other creative way to share information! It is our hope that workshops will involve participants in fruitful discussion about critical issues in restorative justice. We would love to hear about restorative justice research, knowledge, programs, approaches, tools, etc.

Streams of Programming

The 2024 streams of programming are community, culture, and change. Topics of interest include:

  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Principles
  • Decolonial Lens
  • Women & Violence
  • Children & Youth
  • Seniors & Elders
  • Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour
  • Education & Learning Spaces
  • Environment & Conservation
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health Considerations
  • Accessibility Needs & Considerations
  • Trauma-Informed Engagement
  • Police, Probation, & Community-Based RJ

This list is not exhaustive. All ideas are welcome and will be duly considered. Presentations will last 75 minutes. If two individuals/groups want to share a spot, please note that on the application. If you are interested in proposing a presentation, we invite you to complete the application form.

  • Applications must be submitted through this google form by July 15, 2024
  • The Planning Committee will review all submissions and select workshops with an eye to diversity regarding topics and kinds of presentations, expertise, relevance, and tools that can be applied to the practice of restorative justice.
  • Applicants will be informed of the planning committee’s decision by July 30, 2024