The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy & Practice

26 November 2018 @ 8:30 am – 28 November 2018 @ 4:30 pm

This three day workshop, offered through the Conflict Management Certificate Program at Conrad Grebel University College is a rare opportunity to learn about the positive impact and benefits of a restorative justice approach, from the experience of victims of a serious crime. The trainers, Vi and Ray Donovan have spent the past twelve years using their devastating experience as victims of violent crime to educate communities, and help create system change in regional policing, and probation. They are the recipients of multiple recognition awards for their work in Restorative Justice.

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to develop the knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively practice restorative approaches.



The objectives of the workshop include:

An understanding of the principles of restorative justice
Sensitivity and recognition of the needs of others when applying restorative approaches
The ability to identify and practice appropriate restorative approaches in a variety of settings including:

A definition of Restorative Justice
Why Restorative Justice?
A ‘Snapshot’ of the history of RJ in the UK
The three ‘Rs’
Models of Restorative Justice

For more information on Vi and Ray Donovan, see

To register for the training, see

Author: KWPeace

KWPeace is a website to link the many Peace and Social Justice organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the Waterloo Region townships. KWPeace tries to provide a comprehensive calendar of events.