Our Funders

While restorative justice services are becoming more integrated within the Canadian legal system, they are not yet considered a part of it and therefore are not funded through the same structures as the police and court system in Canada. The province only provides restorative justice programs $2,500 yearly and their operating insurance. Like all restorative justice programs in BC, Restorative Justice Victoria (RJV) is a non-profit organization and required to do extensive fundraising to deliver programming.

We want to thank our generous funders who believe in our work and have given us the resources we require to provide this valuable service to the community!

We receive two general types of funding: core and project. Core funding goes towards our operational costs such as staffing and office costs. Our core funding comes from the following sources:

  • Municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, and Oak Bay
  • Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (Gaming Grant)
  • Provincial Employees’ Community Services Fund
  • Sisters of St. Ann

Project funding is for specific projects and the funding ends once the project is complete. We have received project funding from a variety of sources over our years of operation. The below list includes our current project funders and those who commonly fund projects with RJV:

  • The Victoria Foundation
  • First West Foundation
  • Emergency Community Services Fund
  • Rachel Davis Foundation through the Victoria Foundation
  • Allardryce Bower Foundation
  • Victim Fund – Department of Justice Canada
  • Civil Forfeiture – Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services
  • Victims and Survivors of Crime Week – Justice Canada Policy Centre for Victims Issues
  • Family Court and Youth Justice Committee
  • Department of Justice (Government of Canada)
  • United Way Southern Vancouver Island

"So impressed with the skills, commitment and presence of the facilitators, mentors, and community volunteers. Such high quality and effective, professional, and focused. "

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RJV & Covid-19

We are continuing to offer our restorative justice services during this time. We are also taking new referrals.

Depending on the circumstances and the comfort levels of everyone involved, we are working with clients through online conferencing, phone meetings, and/or in-person. We are following all the BC Government guidelines to minimize risk during in-person meetings, and can explore various options with clients on a case-by-case basis. Our staff are continuing to work at home and in the office. If you would like to contact us, email us at office@rjvictoria.com or leave a voicemail at (250) 383-5801 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We are currently enrolled in the Canadian Red Cross Stop the Spread program which allows us to administer COVID-19 tests to staff, volunteers and clients upon request on a voluntary basis. Clients wishing to take advantage of this service may discuss this option with an RJV team member.

The safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff is paramount. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how your case might proceed with our health and safety processes in place. We hope that you are doing well during this challenging time.

Our work during the pandemic is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program Grant.