RJV and its staff have won the following awards:
- 2016: The Restorative Justice Memorial Award, which is a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award from the province of BC. This award recognizes commitment to innovative partnerships that have advanced restorative justice. We’re so proud to be honoured with this recognition and are incredibly grateful to all the volunteers who deliver our services and make RJV an outstanding organization. More info here.
- 2015: Shanna Grant-Warmald won Simon Fraser University’s Hummingbird award, which recognizes the tenacious spirit of hummingbirds who declare themselves to the values and relationships that build and sustain healthy communities.
- 2013: Gillian Lindquist won Correctional Services Canada’s Ron Wiebe award, which is presented to an individual who models restorative justice principles in the service of justice and peace.
RJV and its staff have been nominated for the following awards:
- 2013: The United Way of Greater Victoria’s Spirit Awards, which are presented to volunteers and organizations in the community who have put forth an exceptional effort on behalf of the United Way during the annual campaign.
- 2012: Gillian Lindquist, RJV’s Program Coordinator, was nominated for Vancouver Island’s “Top 20 Under 40” Award, which recognizes people on the island who “are the best and brightest and show it at a relatively young age. They are all different but they are all high achievers. They include business people, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, athletes, community organizers, politicians, educators, inventors and more. They give back to the community and elevate their neighbours through their work, whether that is in their career or through volunteerism.”
- 2011: The national Ron Wiebe award – presented annually by Correctional Service Canada since 1999. Recognizes Canadians who have demonstrated new and innovative ways of transforming human relations, through their work and/or community service, by enabling and promoting communication and healing between people in conflict, whether they are victims, offenders, colleagues, families or neighbours. RJV was one of eight finalists selected.
- 2011: The BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s Crime Prevention Award, which recognizes individuals, groups and programs that have made outstanding contributions to crime prevention and community safety.