Call to Action # 30: Actions and Commitments

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April 8, 2021


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Budget 2021: Investments in Restorative Justice

Government of Manitoba: Continue $1.2 million in restorative justice initiatives for First Nations and Metis communities. 


June 18, 2021


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Indigenous Elders Advisory Council

The Manitoba government has established an Indigenous Elders Advisory Council to provide guidance in addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. The eight-member Indigenous Elders Advisory Council, chaired by Manitoba Justice, meets on a monthly basis and is guided by a Terms of Reference with a mandate that seeks to guide and enhance the work of the department with the Indigenous community through meaningful, respectful involvement and innovative solutions.


March 6, 2019


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Indigenous Justice program

$689,160 over 3 years through Indigenous Justice Program

Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) met to discuss the SCO’s First Nations Justice Strategy Program and justice priorities in their communities. SCO’s First Nations Justice Strategy Program uses a restorative justice model that reflects Indigenous legal traditions, promotes safer communities, and helps to reduce the rate of overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. SCO’s program also helps offenders take accountability for their actions, improves victim outcomes, and provides opportunities for healing and reintegration. Restorative justice programs take various forms, occur at all stages of the criminal justice system and enable Indigenous communities to utilize Indigenous legal traditions that contribute to a peaceful, safe Canadian society.