BC is host to a variety of restorative justice training services. While some organizations offer internal certification and credentialing processes, there are no universal training standards or accreditation for RJ trainers or trainees in BC. Please read below for a list of organizations that identify as offering restorative justice training. If you wish to be listed as a trainer on this resource page, please contact us. This list is not exhaustive and should not be regarded as a recommendation of the service provided. RJABC does not endorse any specific trainer or training organization. We have provided a list of questions which may be considered in determining the best fit for your training needs.

Terms of Use

If you choose to use any of these training services, you agree:

  • To assume any and all risks involved in the selection of the training arrangement,
  • That RJ ABC staff and the Board of Directors are not responsible for the choice of training, and,
  • That staff and the Board of Directors of the RJ ABC are excluded from any and all liability for negligence arising in connection with the resource list provided.

Organizations Offering Restorative Justice Training in BC

Community Justice Forum training – for information contact RCMP Cst Kara Dosanjh,
778-290-3560 or kara.dosanjh@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association

Hummingbird Innovations, Alana Abramson | 250 879 0998 | alana.abramson@kpu.ca

Just Outcomes

Peace of the Circle

Simon Fraser University

Questions to Consider

There are many different ways restorative justice is understood and practiced in BC. Programs and individuals are encouraged to find out the philosophy and practice of trainers and find the right fit for their needs. Here are questions (there are certainly more) you can ask yourself, and people and organizations that offer restorative justice training.

First, identify your needs and priorities.

  • Who are your clients? What are their needs?​

  • What are the existing skills and competencies you have? Where would you like to grow as a restorative justice practitioner?

  • What fee can you afford?

  • How many people will be participating in the training? How long would you like the training to last?

  • What do you hope the trainees get from the training?

Questions for Potential Trainers

  • How would you describe the purpose of the training you offer?  What do you hope participants leave the training knowing and/or being able to do?

  • How many years have you been in operation?

  • What are the credentials and/or experience of the trainers?

  • What theories/ideas inform your understanding of victimization, trauma, violence, recovery and restorative justice?

  • What do you think distinguishes your approach from other trainers?

  • What modes of delivery do you employ? How do you ensure that the training content is accessible for different types of learners?

  • How are hands-on, skill-building sessions structured for your learners?

  • What materials do you provide to the trainees?

  • Does your training qualify for professional development credits or other forms of external recognition?

  • Can you provide a reference from other organizations you have done work for?

  • Request a contract or letter of agreement — it can save unnecessary misunderstandings in the future