The Indigenous Peoples’ Court (IPC) is a specialized court that uses restorative justice practices that align with Indigenous culture and traditions, through the implementation of developing individualized Healing Plans. IPC applies Gladue principals (c.c.c. 718.2(e)) in that the presiding judge will consider all other sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the circumstances and consistent with the harm done to victims or community.

Elders/Knowledge Keepers are a fundamental part of this court as they provide the presiding judge with recommendations for Healing and provide participants with guidance, direction, teachings, and support.


  • Identifies as Indigenous, Metis, or Inuit
  • Accept responsibility as it relates to charge(s)

Applications for IPC can be completed by: TBIFC IPC Caseworker, Defence Counsel, Duty Counsel, or one of the TBIFC Indigenous Courtworkers. All applications are reviewed by the Crown Attorney and IPC Caseworker.

For more information contact the IPC Caseworker at:

TBIFC at 807 345 – 5840 ext. 9059 or cell 807 620 – 7602