Location of Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs in Canada



This map only depicts where Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs are located. It does not represent the geographic reach of the programs.

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy programs depicted are funded by both Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments.

For more information email ajs-sja@justice.gc.ca or call 1-866-442-4468.

  • 111 Kahnawake – Sken:nen A’onsonton/Restorative Justice Program
  • 112 Kuujjuaq – Inuit Justice Project of Makivik
  • 113 La Tuque – Système d’intervention d’autorité Atikamekw, Processus de justice communautaire Atikamekw
  • 114 Listuguj – Listuguj Restorative Justice Program
  • 115 Nemaska – Cree Justice Committees
  • 116 Opitciwan – Comité de justice sociale d’Opitciwan
  • 117 Kawawachikamach – Naskapi Justice Healing Program

Community-Based Justice Programs - Quebec

Akwesasne Community Justice Program

Recipient: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

The Akwesasne Community Justice Program offers an Aboriginal alternative to the mainstream court process. The Program gives the Mohawks of Akwesasne the ability to reassert their traditional practices by resolving disputes through traditional conflict resolution. The goal is to resolve conflict, repair harm, and restore peace and harmony. This will create greater accountability to the community. The Program includes alternative dispute resolution, diversions, and "old ways" court, and it provides assistance to Mohawk court by offering advice on justice matters, family court, and mediation. The Program also includes the Aboriginal Court Worker Program, which provides criminal, youth and family court services to the Akwesasne Mohawk court and to the courts held in Cornwall, Ontario, and in Valleyfield, Quebec.

Comité de justice sociale d'Opitciwan

Recipient: Conseil des Atikamekw d'Opticiwan

Through its Comité de justice sociale, the Conseil des Atikamekw d'Opticiwan offers diversion/alternative measures programs, mediation, and sentencing advice to courts. The programs are available to both youths and adults in the Opiticiwan community.

Cree Justice Committees

Recipient: Cree Regional Authority

The Cree Justice Committees provide training to members of the community to allow them to carry out community-based justice programs. The Cree Regional Authority's objective is to establish Cree Justice Committees in communities that do not have them and to continue to support existing Justice Committees.

Inuit Justice Project of Makivik

Recipient: Makivik Corporation

The objective of the Inuit Justice Project of Makivik is to use culturally appropriate approaches to the administration of justice that emphasize healing individuals, families, and the community, and which deal with the underlying problems that bring community members in contact with the justice system. The Project aims to promote and maintain social peace and harmony in the community; to respond to crimes and conflicts in a way that recognizes Inuit culture, values, ways, and knowledge; and to empower Inuit who have been affected by crime or conflict.

Listuguj Restorative Justice Program

Recipient: Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government

The goal of the Listuguj Restorative Justice Program is to address underlying causes of conflict in the community by implementing traditional cultural practices that emphasize healing individuals, families and the community. Increasing the number of cases in working with youths and adults who require social justice support or referred services for alternative approaches to the criminal justice system that actively promote peace and unity in the community will be a continuous endeavour.

Naskapi Justice Healing Program

Recipient: Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

The goal of the Naskapi Justice Healing Program is to deal with conflicts and crimes by using approaches that emphasize healing for individuals, families, and the community. The Program responds to the needs of Naskapi offenders, victims, and families and reinforces the role of community members in the administration of justice.

Through this Program, the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach will educate the community and members of the justice committee on various topics such as communication, conflict resolution, peacemaking, and Native justice; establish collaborative procedures with police, court workers, and the Crown attorney; offer support in criminal or conflict situations; and encourage youths to get involved in the community in a constructive manner.

Processus de justice communautaire Atikamekw

Recipient : Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw

The Processus de justice communautaire Atikamekw is a project that respects the values, practices, and traditions of the Atikamekw members in Manawan and Wemotaci. The purpose of this project is to help restore and maintain peace and harmony in the two communities by enabling adults involved in a conflict to come up with a resolution acceptable to everyone involved using a process recognized by the Atikamekw people.

Sken:nen A'onsonton/Restorative Justice Program

Recipient: Mohawk Council of Kahnawake

The goal of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is to educate and promote restorative justice as a means to bring about positive change in the community. The Sken:nen A'onsonton/Restorative Justice Program offers alternative justice services, which include mediation, family group conferencing, and case management. The Program continues to work towards a shared common vision with local partners and resources and to maintain relationships with other professionals participating in the justice system.

Système d'intervention d'autorité Atikamekw

Recipient: Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw

The Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw delivers culturally relevant alternatives to mainstream child protection and young offender systems in the Atikamekw communities of Manawan and Wemotaci. The initiative offers diversion and community sentencing programs for youths in contact with the justice system, as well as mediation and family group conferencing to address child-protection issues.

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