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We are completing a jurisdictional scan regarding how restorative justice is applied in park jurisdictions across Canada. This work is being undertaken by a small team of park employees from different Canadian park jurisdictions who recently participated in a park leaders program offered through the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL). 

Justice Canada defines restorative justice as an approach to justice that focuses on addressing the harm caused by crime while holding the offender responsible for their actions, by providing an opportunity for the parties directly affected by the crime – victims, offenders and communities – to identify and address their needs in the aftermath of a crime.  Restorative justice processes can be ordered through court or can occur outside the court system.

Our goal is to complete the scan, along with some case studies, and then share this information with the parks community on the CPCIL web site at Your responses will assist us in determining suitable case studies, training opportunities, and other resources to share. 

We would appreciate responses by September 12th, 2019. If you require clarification or wish to discuss the project further please contact or any member of this capstone team.


Spring 2019 Capstone Team E

Kelly Stein

Northwest Territories Conservation Areas Management Planner

Maria O’Hearn

Parks Canada Agency External Relations Manager

Travis Halliday

Parks Canada Agency Manager, Law Enforcement Operations (Prairies & North)

Jennifer Szakacs

Saskatchewan Parks Director, Capital Program Design and Delivery

Begin Survey

This survey takes approximately 20 minutes. Your participation is voluntary. Contact information is requested in order for the team to follow-up to clarify responses if necessary and/or to obtain additional information regarding potential case studies or training resources. We will obtain your permission prior to sharing any identifying information with the parks community. If we require further information we will follow-up with you in September 2019.