Location of Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs in Canada

Ontario

Ontario

 

This map only depicts where Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs are located. It does not represent the geographic reach of the programs.

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy programs depicted are funded by both Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments.

For more information email ajs-sja@justice.gc.ca or call 1-866-442-4468.

  • 102 Akwesasne First Nation – Akwesasne Community Justice Program
  • 103 Kenora – Treaty # 3 Community Justice Initiative
  • 104 M’Chigeeng First Nation – UCCM Community Justice Program, UCCM Gladue Caseworker Program (United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin)
  • 106 Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation– Sagamok Anishnawbek Community Justice Program
  • 107 Thunder Bay – Aboriginal Community Council Program, Gladue Services Program (Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre), Restorative Justice Program (Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation)
  • 108 Toronto – Community Council Program, Gladue Caseworker Program , Sarnia Gladue Caseworker Program (Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto), Community Justice Program (2 programs) Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres)
  • 109 Victoria Harbour – Miikanaake Aboriginal Community Justice Program

Community-Based Justice Programs - Ontario

Aboriginal Community Council Program

Recipient: Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

The Thunder Bay Indian Youth Friendship Centre's Aboriginal Community Council Program is a post-charge diversion program for Aboriginal youths and adults in Thunder Bay. The goals of the Program are to restore responsibility for the administration of justice to the Aboriginal community and to encourage offenders to accept responsibility for their behaviour and rectify the wrongs they have done. To accomplish these goals, the Program offers culturally appropriate and meaningful conditions, such as treatment, therapy, ceremonial/traditional activities, employment, education, or any other activity deemed appropriate, as well as training in skills for parenting.

Community Council Program

The Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to operate the Community Council Program.

The Community Council Program is a criminal diversion program for adult and youth Aboriginal offenders who live in Toronto. The program removes Aboriginal offenders from the criminal justice system and brings them before members of the Community Council. The Community Council is made up of men and women who represent a cross-section of Toronto's Aboriginal community. The Community Council develops a plan by consensus that allows the offenders to take responsibility for their actions, address the root causes of their problems, and reintegrate into the community in a positive way.

Community Justice Programs

Recipient: Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres' Community Justice Programs are culturally based diversion programs delivered by local Friendship Centres. The goals of these programs are to support Aboriginal youths and adults who come in contact with the criminal justice system and to provide meaningful alternatives which also address the needs of the victim.

Gladue Caseworker Program

Sarnia Gladue Caseworker Program

Recipient: Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

The Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto's Gladue Caseworker Program provides Gladue services for Aboriginal offenders in the Waterloo-Wellington and Sarnia regions. The objective of the Program is to support the steady stream of report requests through Gladue caseworkers. The caseworkers generate Gladue reports to assist the court in taking into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal defendants. 

Gladue Services Program

Recipient: Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

The objective of the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre's Gladue Services Program is to implement Gladue principles and applicable case law within the court system so the Court may properly take into account the circumstances of Aboriginal defendants.

UCCM Gladue Caseworker Program

Recipient: United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM)

The UCCM Gladue Caseworker Program provides Gladue services for Aboriginal offenders in the Manitoulin District. The Gladue caseworker prepares Gladue reports to assist the court in taking into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal defendants.

Miikanaake Aboriginal Community Justice Program

Recipient: Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre

The Miikanaake Aboriginal Community Justice Program seeks to reduce the number of at-risk youths and adults in contact with the justice system by developing the capacity of the Aboriginal community to provide appropriate interventions and services, in partnership with the Ontario justice systems. Located in Simcoe County, the Program focuses on the urban areas of Barrie, Midland and Collingwood. Services are provided both to youths and to adults.

Restorative Justice Program

Recipient: Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

The primary objectives of the Restorative Justice Program are to assist the community in gaining empowerment over crime and its resolution by diverting specific criminal offences to Community Accountability Conferencing; to assist offenders in accepting responsibility for their actions; and to provide collective support to victims. The Program provides pre- and post-charge diversion through the Community Accountability Conferencing model to 26 communities within the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation across northern Ontario.

Sagamok Anishnawbek Community Justice Program

Recipient: Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

The goal of the Sagamok Anishnawbek Community Justice Program is to develop and deliver a community-based justice diversion program. This Program will allow youths and adults who come into contact with the criminal justice system to be held accountable for their actions in a culturally appropriate community-based process that reflects Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation values.

Treaty #3 Community Justice Initiative

Recipient: GCT#3 Representative Services

The goals of the Treaty #3 Community Justice Initiative are to reduce the number of Treaty #3 members in contact with the justice system and to address the root causes of the social ills within the communities. The Program accepts pre- and post-charge referrals for diversion to be addressed in a community-driven justice approach in four First Nations in northwestern Ontario.

UCCM Community Justice Program

Recipient: United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM)

The UCCM Community Justice Program provides pre- and post-charge diversion and advice on sentencing to youth and adult band members, both on- and off-reserve, located in the Manitoulin District. The objective of the Program is to employ traditional law principles of accountability, healing, and making amends in order to develop a plan of action for offenders who have accepted responsibility for their offences.

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