Justice Satellite Office
620 Victoria Ave East, 2nd floor
Thunder Bay, ON
Indigenous Community Council Program (CCP) Volunteer :
One of the strongest components of the diversion program are the Council Members (volunteers). The role of CMs are to hear the accused’s story; what brought them to where they are today; assist in identifying their needs; and provide suggestions in the development of a Healing Plan. What this looks like is unique to each participant.
- Promotes our culture/ceremony
- It feels good to help someone
- You can make real lasting differences in someone’s life
- Help to gain additional experiences
- Opportunity to step outside your comfort zone
- Meet new people
- Learn from each other
Criteria for Council Member*
- Must identify as being of Indigenous heritage
- Understanding of the impact of addictions
- Knowledge of issues experienced by Indigenous people
- Understanding of the judicial system
- Awareness of the LGBTQ TS community
- Commitment to participate in an average of 10 circles per year.
- Must be over the age of 18
- Must provide a CPIC (letter is provided & costs are covered by the program or reimbursed)
- *Individually Council members are not expected to meet all criteria, however, together all criteria can be met.