Peacemaking Circle Facilitation

Restorative justice (RJ) is a philosophy, a set of principles and practices that builds community, responds to harm, and holds space for re-integration. RJ is founded and depends on personal and community values, and commitment. The theory and practices of restorative justice emphasize the importance of engaging in dialogue among all those affected by harmful behaviour.

 

A peacemaking circle is a community directed response that aims to address behaviour concerns and establish community safety through drawing on the wisdom, experience and capacity of the community. Derived from Indigenous teachings and traditions, peacemaking circles bring people together in a way that creates trust, respect, intimacy, good will, belonging, generosity, mutuality and equality. The process is never about changing others, but rather an invitation to change oneself and one’s relationship within the community. 

What is it?

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When is it used?

The peacemaking circle process is being used for

decision making,

problem solving,

celebrations, 

conflict resolution,

community building in schools, neighbourhoods, workplace, family, and the criminal justice system.

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What next?

Our circle facilitator will meet with you to discuss what type of circle you would like and how many participants are expected. Our facilitator will meet at a time that is most convenient for your group. Circles can be scheduled as recurring or for one time only. The circles that only occur for one time typically last longer in duration. A recurring circle would take between 1 and 2 hours.

Contact us today if you would like to book a peacemaking circle facilitator.

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