Goals and Objectives

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada completed its work in 2015. Now, meaningful, ongoing actions need to be taken to ensure the dialogue on reconciliation continues, with the goal of manifesting an inclusionary, open and informed society.

The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada provided 94 recommendations for reconciliation; over the past 18 months there have been substantive efforts across the country to act based on these recommendations by governments, organizations and groups. However, many recommendations that look specifically social justice – and the systems that perpetuate despair, poverty and trauma – still require careful consideration and significant action.

The NMD CAN’17 will explore these recommendations; new projects, initiative and collaborations will be conceived to ensure that the work of reconciliation continues in these difficult spaces/institutions, and to create tangible projects towards restorative/social justice transformation.

The specific objectives of the Canadian dialogues are:

• To expand upon the international dialogue in the Canadian context by exploring intergenerational trauma, historic-trauma informed realities, as well as efforts and successes (local and international) towards social justice, restorative justice, healing and reconciliation.

• To celebrate and critically examine the restorative justice, healing and reconciliation movement in Canada.

• To inspire positive local, provincial, national and global leadership in restorative justice, healing and reconciliation efforts.

• To create a leadership network where restorative justice, healing and reconciliation projects are conceived, implemented, evaluated and shared.