Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 16, 2010 12:34 ET

2010 Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award Recipient Announced

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - At a ceremony held last night in Regina, Saskatchewan, Ms. Elizabeth Elliott was awarded the twelfth annual Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. The award honours the late Ron Wiebe, former Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Warden of Ferndale and Elbow Lake Institutions in British Columbia, for his inspiration and commitment to restorative justice.

Ms. Elliott earned the award by demonstrating her passion and dedication for restorative justice, while relentlessly building awareness and knowledge about this approach to justice. She co-founded the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and established its first restorative justice course, which is now taught on all three campuses. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous local, national, and international conferences and is published extensively on the subject.

Ms. Elliott has been a driving force behind the restorative justice movement in this country for many years, and in doing so, she has influenced countless students, volunteers, inmates, and people working inside and outside the criminal justice and school systems. She has committed her life, in every way, to justice, peace, promoting restorative justice and helping people transform one life at a time, one community at a time, and one system at a time.

Ms. Elliott contributes to many community organizations and helps to develop links between SFU and those various organizations. She coordinates and participates on numerous panels, dialogues, workshops, and tirelessly promotes these events to her students and the wider community.

Created by the CSC in 1999, the Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award recognizes Canadians who have demonstrated, through their work or lifestyle, ways of transforming human relationships by promoting communication and healing between people in conflict, including victims, offenders, colleagues, families or neighbours.

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