Victims & Survivors of Crime Symposium

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This year’s symposium was perhaps our best yet. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Here’s some feedback from the audience:

  • “Strength and resilience happen in community, not isolation.”
  • “I really appreciate the discussion around the different ways resiliency looks…thank you for putting this on again.”
  • “I learned a lot about deconstructing stereotypes about indigenous people.”
  • “There are so many diverse opportunities to work with and help people. Also there is so much importance in bearing witness to stories.”
  • “…[R]esilience is a different and continuous process for everyone.”
  • “To embody, support and honour resilience – individual and collective expressions. As an attendee in other victim’s symposiums, this particular symposium, with the phenomenal voices for and of resilience was important, necessary, and inspiring.”
  • “This is such an important forum and I wish more people were here.”


We also asked participants the following questions, and their ratings were all positive:

  • “I found the speakers to be educational.” 82% said “strongly agree,” and 18% said “agree.”
  • “I found the symposium to be well-organized.” 64% said “strongly agree,” 32% said “agree,” and one person said “neutral”
  • “I found the symposium to be valuable.” 81% said “strongly agree,” and 19% said “agree.”


A huge thanks to the Department of Justice for funding the symposium!

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Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Symposium

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In honour of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Restorative Justice Victoria is hosting our fourth annual symposium at the University of Victoria.


Location: the David Lam Auditorium (room MAC A144 in the MacLaurin Building – click here for a map).

Catering: Ticket prices include coffee, tea, and snacks.

Tickets: The best way to purchase them is online. Tickets will be available at the event for an increased price ($30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and students, and $65 for CPD credits; cash only; please bring exact change). All proceeds will go to symposium costs and Restorative Justice Victoria.

For more information: See our Eventbrite pageWe’ll continue updating it as more information is confirmed. Please contact Shanna or Jessica at Restorative Justice Victoria if you have questions:

  • (250) 383-5801
  • Shanna @
  • Jessica @

This symposium is paid for in part by the Department of Justice through the Federal Government of Canada.


Youth & Restorative Justice Video

We’re thrilled to release our latest video, which looks at restorative justice with a youth lens. Big thanks to TELUS’ Victoria Community Board for funding this project, and Tom Ross of Front Range Films for filming and editing the whole thing!