Alberta Courts’

Restorative Justice

Pilot Project Symposium

March 31, 2022

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Free Public Registration

The Honourable Beverley Browne – Wîyasôw Iskweêw – Restorative Justice Committee is pleased to invite you to attend a Symposium to officially launch the Alberta Courts’ Restorative Justice Pilot Project. The Symposium will be broadcast by Webex from Calgary Court Centre.




  • Ceremonial Smudge with Elders Gerald Sitting Eagle, Pii Toa Pi and John Bigstone, Osow Kihew (Golden Eagle) in Indigenous Court (not open for Webex access)
  • Opening Prayer by Elder (not open for Webex access)



  • Land Acknowledgment – retired Justice Tony Mandamin
  • Opening remarks by Chief Justices Catherine Fraser and Mary Moreau and Chief Judge Derek Redman
  • Remarks by the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Honourable Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta
  • Project overview by Co-Chairs Justice Anna Loparco and Judge Michelle Christopher
  • Prosecution Referral Guideline presentation by Matthew Hinshaw
  • Panel discussion with Indigenous leaders and urban restorative justice providers Introductions by Deputy Chief Judge Joanne Durant; moderated by Andrea Ménard
    – Retired Justice Tony Mandamin
    – Judge Eugene Creighton
    – Judge Ivan Ladouceur and/or Stacey Harrison, Saddle Lake Boys and Girls Club
    – Helen Flamand, Matoomitsipiim (First Walks In), Bigstone Restorative Justice
    – Brad Cunningham, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council
    – China Sieger, Peace Region Restorative Justice
  • Closing remarks by Deputy Chief Judge Joanne Durant
  • Closing Prayer by Elder
  • Remarks and blanket presentations by Canadian Bar Association President, Bianca Kratt and Law Society of Alberta President, Ken Warren
  • Closing Prayer by Elder

This online event is FREE and open to all members of the bar and public.