Aboriginal Justice Strategy

This section of the website is currently being updated to reflect Budget 2017.

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) supports Aboriginal community-based justice programs that offer alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances.

Objectives of the AJS:

  • To contribute to a decrease in the rates of victimization, crime and incarceration among Aboriginal people in communities with AJS programs
  • To assist Aboriginal people in assuming greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities
  • To provide better and more timely information about community-based justice programs funded by the AJS
  • To reflect and include Aboriginal values within the justice system.

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy consists of two funding components:

Official Languages

In support of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act the Department of Justice is committed to facilitating the participation of official language minority communities and their organizations in the development and assessment of the Department's policies, programs and services having significant impact on the development of the communities; and, to taking measures to ensure that the Department's programs and services reach official language minority communities. In the context of project funding, these measures include:

  • Providing outreach to official language minority communities to enhance their understanding of the Department of Justice funding programs
  • Encouraging contacts between organizations that are receiving financial assistance and official language minority organizations/groups to ensure that the needs of these communities are taken into consideration in relation to the proposed projects to be considered for Department of Justice Canada funding.

Sustainable Development

We encourage you to submit your application electronically. If you submit your application on paper, please consider printing on both sides of the paper. These actions will minimize environmental impacts.

Publications and Resources

Aboriginal Justice Strategy Publications and Resources


Brochure: Aboriginal Justice Strategy PDF Version


Aboriginal Justice Strategy Evaluation Final Report PDF Version


Aboriginal Justice Strategy Mid-Term Evaluation PDF Version

Other Publications and Resources

Contribution Funds for Non-Governmental Organizations, a Handbook

This guide is designed as a reference tool to help funding recipients better understand and comply with the financial requirements described in contribution agreements. It is recommended that recipients review this handbook at the onset of their funding agreements.

Contact Information

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Department of Justice
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Tel: 1-866-442-4468
Fax: (613) 957-4697
E-mail: ajs-sja@justice.gc.ca
Website: www.justice.gc.ca/ajs/

Regional Coordinators

New Brunswick / Newfoundland and Labrador / Prince Edward Island / Quebec

284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Tel: (613) 957-3706
Fax: (613) 957-4697

Ontario / Nova Scotia

284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Tel: (613) 957-4711
Fax: (613) 957-4697

Saskatchewan / Manitoba

123-2nd Avenue South, 10th Floor
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7E6
Tel: (306) 529-0516
Fax: (306) 975-5116

British Columbia

Robson Court 900-840 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S9
Tel: (604) 666-6009
Fax: (604) 666-7121

Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta

310-300 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B5
Tel: (867) 393-7973
Fax: (867) 393-7951

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