What we've heard

Since May 2016, the Government of Canada has been holding a series of roundtables with stakeholders across the country to discuss how we can transform the criminal justice system.

Participants included:

  • representatives from non-governmental organizations representing victims, offenders, police, prosecutors, defence lawyers
  • members of professional legal associations
  • judges
  • provincial and territorial government officials
  • academics
  • mental health professionals
  • Indigenous leaders and communities

Completed to date:

Location

Date

Theme

Toronto, ON

May 19-20, 2016

  • Initial experts roundtable - national

Charlottetown, PEI

August 8, 2016

  • General

Vancouver, BC

August 15, 2016

  • Mental health and the criminal justice system

Vancouver, BC

August 16, 2016

  • Lessons from the Youth System

Edmonton, AB

September 8, 2016

  • General
  • Promising practices in Alberta

Moncton, NB

October 11, 2016

  • Community wellness courts
  • Bail and remand
  • General

Halifax, NS

October 14, 2016

  • Restorative justice

Yellowknife, NWT

December 5, 2016

  • Social responses to crime
  • General

Winnipeg, MB

December 6, 2016

  • Community courts in Winnipeg
  • General

Iqaluit, NU

January 25, 2017

  • Wellness approach to justice
  • General

Saskatoon, SK

March 16, 2017

  • Addressing gaps in services to Indigenous people in the criminal justice system

Whitehorse, YK

April 18, 2017

  • Collaborative Justice
  • General

St. John’s, NL

April 26, 2017

  • Restorative Justice
  • General
Toronto, ON May 26, 2017
  • General
Ottawa, ON June 1, 2017
  • Issues Facing Victims and Survivors of Crime
Gatineau, QC November 9, 2017
  • General
Vancouver, BC November 21, 2017
  • General
Winnipeg, MB November 23, 2017
  • General
Thunder Bay, ON November 28, 2017
  • General
Montreal, QC November 30, 2017
  • General

Additional engagements

Location

Date

Name

Halifax, NS

October 15, 2016

  • Mi’kmaq – Nova Scotia – Canada Tripartite Forum – Justice Committee roundtable
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