IIRP Canada Conference

A 3-day gathering of practitioners, scholars & advocates

WHEN April 30-May 2, 2018
WHERE Toronto, ON, Canada Holiday Inn Toronto Intl. Airport

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Leading & Sustaining Change

This year we are very excited to be hosting our Spring 2018 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This conference will have a keen focus on fostering restorative cultures in communities, organizations and systems.

The field of restorative practices has achieved a high degree of visibility. Increasingly, the question is not whether restorative approaches are a good idea, but how these approaches can be deepened and sustained. Critical elements of change include skilled leadership, clear objectives, long-range vision, and a plan to achieve that vision. We want to hear about your experience and knowledge in this area. We welcome "outside-the-box" approaches and ideas from other disciplines that can help inform the field of restorative practices.

We are seeking proposals for 50-minute and 100-minute breakout sessions. The conference is open to all topics related to the emerging social science of restorative practices, in a range of settings, including schools, indigenous communities, justice and workplaces. However, we strongly encourage session proposals that explore the theme of "Leading & Sustaining Change." The deadline for submissions is December 22. Submit a proposal now »

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, located at 970 Dixon Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J9, Canada (not the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East at 600 Dixon Rd).

Keith Gordon

“Coming to this conference makes me believe we can accomplish many things for the community and for our own people.”

Keith Gordon, Barrister & Solicitor, Restorative Mediation, Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne

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“It's been very good seeing people doing this all over the world and hearing others' experiences and stories. It's given me motivation to keep going.”

Natalie Medina, Youth and Community Development Consultant, Panama City, Panama

Steve Young

“The greatest benefit is the connections you make with other like-minded professionals from around the world dedicated to the development and application of RP in a wide variety of settings.”

Steve Young, Principal, Harry Bowes Public School, Stouffville, Ontario