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Peacebuilders Canada’s programs aim to divert youth out of the justice system and redirect them back to school and other activities.

Peacebuilders Canada is a Toronto-based charity that supports the city’s most vulnerable young people. Youth in conflict with the law are diverted out of the justice system and re-directed back to school and other productive activities.

By the end of 2018, Peacebuilders will have diverted over 1,000 young people out of the justice system before trial. The organization also runs its Peacebuilding programs within the Toronto District School Board. All programs are based on a restorative philosophy centred on positive values such as respect, empathy, honesty, integrity and responsibility.

Peacebuilders’ mission is to increase the capacity of youth, schools, communities and the justice system to communicate and manage conflict through Peacebuilding Dialogues. To achieve this, the Toronto-based programs offer both prevention and intervention options for young people in conflict.

In support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16: “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” Peacebuilders’ programs promote access to justice for youth in schools, the justice system and within the community.


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