Design Thinking project with the Wrinkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

In partnership with JFCY and OJEN, the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution will undertake a design-thinking exercise to develop ideas for technology solutions that address the need to build a justice system and jury process that is reflective of Indigenous experiences and traditions. Organizers will with the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Feathers of Hope Youth Amplifiers, and Indigenous community leaders and organizations in Thunder Bay. With support from the Law Foundation of Ontario.

EJM project with Peacebuilders

JFCY is working in partnership with Peacebuilders to develop a model for a robust, city-wide Extra Judicial Measures / Diversion from the Justice System initiative to further reduce the criminalization of students. With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

You’re Right! It’s the Law!

Training in youth criminal justice law and education law in the Thunder Bay area. Involving youth workers in all areas of the project, art and social networking is used as a medium in face-to-face training workshops along with web-based trainings. This project is supported by the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Communities fund; and the partners are Justice for Children and Youth, Thunder Bay Multicultural Council, Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Thunder Bay Friendship Centre, and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

Campaign to Stop Police Carding

After over 2 years of community meetings and deputations to the Toronto Police Services Board, our Campaign to Stop Police Carding partnered with the Law Union of Ontario to submit an application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to ultimately stop the policing practice of targeting, stopping questioning individuals with no apparent cause. A disproportionate amount of individuals stopped are young Black and Brown coloured males or members from other  visible minority groups. This practice is discriminatory and must be stopped. The Law Union of Ontario and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre is committed to working with  individuals who have been stopped for no apparent reason (other than the colour of their skin) and who are willing to make a stand to bring about an end to this discriminatory policing strategy.