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2024 RJABC Annual General Meeting Report

Thank you to everyone who attended RJABC's Annual General Meeting last Wednesday. It was wonderful to see so many of our members and partners in attendance! For those who were unable to attend, please find the AGM package attached with the annual reports presented by Co-Chairs Alana Abramson and Siobhan Brown, Executive Director Christianne Paras, and Treasurer Warren McDougall.

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Join our team!

RJABC is seeking curriculum developers to support RJABC’s foundational training initiative. The initiative aims to develop a 'baseline' restorative justice training grounded in a principled approach, recommended best practices, and research-based evidence. The purpose of the foundational training initiative is to respond to the disparity of access to training for RJ programs and to address the need for developing and progressing a restorative justice approach that is victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive. Application deadline April 26, 2024 with interviews to be conducted between May 8 and June 5, 2024.

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Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

A look back at some of our events last year as part of RJABC’s strategic and operational plan to increase awareness and understanding of restorative justice across the province and help build capacity for restorative justice programs and practitioners. Learn more about RJABC’s strategic and operational plan illustrated in the graphics, the successes of year 1 and year 2, and our continued work to further establish RJABC, and engage with our members and partners to promote the growth of restorative justice in BC.

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Call for Presenters

The 2023 PRJS Committee are seeking presenters for an in-person symposium on June 7-8, 2023. The theme is Gathering for Connection, Community, & Change: The Power of Restorative Justice. Since its establishment five years ago, Restorative Justice Association of BC (RJABC) has hosted several events from community dialogue gatherings, networking events, stakeholder strategic meetings, and the National RJ Symposium, positioning RJABC well to host BC’s first provincial restorative justice symposium this year.

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AGM, Strategic Plan and Listening Project reports

The AGM was well attended with many of our members, partners, and the larger restorative justice community present at the meeting. After hearing from Co-Chairs Alana Abramson and Suzanne Dorey, and Executive Director Christianne Paras, we shared a summary of the Listening Project final report and presented our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

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Welcome the newest staff member of RJ ABC, Christal Lok!

Please welcome the newest staff member of RJ ABC, Christal Lok! Christal is Chinese and Australian, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She currently resides as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Kwikwetlem peoples in B.C., Canada. Christal joins RJABC in the role of Administrative Assistant and will be a key contributor in supporting projects and events for the association.

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Board Member Profile: Warren McDougal

“I was at the lowest point in my life. The people in the AVP showed me how to find, build, and maintain safety through connection with others. I couldn’t believe that in the eyes of these strangers I mattered and that I had something of value to contribute. I started to remember what it feels like to be human. I didn’t change overnight but that weekend set me on the path I remain on today. I had a tremendous amount of healing and growing to do, and I’m still learning and growing. Without RJ I wouldn’t have had a chance to give back and probably wouldn’t even be alive. RJ is the reason I’m where I am today, and it’s the reason I do what I do.”

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Board Member Profile: Gillian Lindquist

"Alongside my commitment to the field of restorative justice, I maintain sincere dedication to my own personal and spiritual healing. This serves me both as a mom to my two beautiful children (Ella 6 and Blake 5) and as a restorative justice practitioner. I have learned that accountability to my wholeness is a precondition to accompanying others on their journey toward the same." Read more from Gillian Lundquist in this months Board Member Profile.

By |2023-12-13T09:35:12-08:00April 27th, 2022|Board Member Feature, Featured, news|Comments Off on Board Member Profile: Gillian Lindquist
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