On behalf of Justice Canada, Kūwiingu-néewul Engagement Services is inviting you to engage in a formal dialogue session regarding Theme 2 of the Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS): Reforms to the Canadian justice system to reduce overrepresentation and systemic discrimination of Indigenous people.

We recognize the importance of including youth voices and experiences as we work to develop an Indigenous Justice Strategy to address systemic discrimination and overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. It is imperative that we consider what factors have contributed to youth coming into contact with police, courts, group homes or custody centres and work with youth to develop solutions.

This session will help us better reflect the voices of Indigenous youth as we develop the Indigenous Justice Strategy. We thank you for your participation.

To register for the January 18 dialogue, please click here.

Youth: IJS Theme 1/2 Dialogue
Indigenous Justice Strategy Formal Dialogue on Theme 2

By Kūwiingu-néewul Engagement Services (KES)

Date and time: Wed, 18 January 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Location: Online

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Detailed Agenda

  1. KES Welcome
  2. Elder Opening
  3. Opening Remarks from Justice Canada
  4. Roundtable Introductions
  5. Plenary Discussion Questions
    • How do experiences of First Nation, Inuit and Métis youths differ from that of Indigenous adults in the criminal justice system? What are the impacts of these differences?
    • Are there programs, strategies, supports, or interventions that you consider as best practices in reducing Indigenous youth contact with the justice system and improve outcomes for youth that do come into contact with the system?
    • How would empowering Indigenous youth contribute to better justice outcomes for the broader community? What could that empowerment look like?
    • Is there anything else you want to discuss today?
  6. Elder Closing

We hope that you can join us. By using progressive, respectful engagement approaches and prioritizing relationship-building dialogues, our goal is to ensure your voices shape all aspects of IJS.

Thank you! Merci! Anushiik! Wela’lioq! Meegwetch! Maarsi!

The Kūwiingu-néewul Team.