Short Program

Sunday November 15

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Welcoming of participants and registration

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Social activity & networking (cash bar) 


Monday November 16

7am – 9am

Registration & Breakfast

9am – 9:45am




Opening remarks: Mrs Catherine Rossi, Professor, Université Laval, Quebec

Opening addresses

Mrs Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice – Quebec

Me Annick Murphy, Ad. E. Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecution– Québec

Mrs Keeper of the Seals Christiane Taubira,  Minister of Justice – France

9:45am – 10:45am

Testimony: Mrs Carmen G. Quintana, science attaché for the Chilean embassy in Montreal

10:45am – 11am


11am – 12pm

Plenary session: Restorative Justice & Dialogue in the U.S.: What We Have Learned from Practice and Research? Mr Mark Umbreit, Professor, Director, Centre for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, University of Minnesota

12pm – 1:15pm


1:15pm – 2:30pm

Workshops – BLOC A

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Health Break

2:45pm – 4pm

Workshops – BLOC B

5pm – 6pm

Cocktail (cash bar) : Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives 25th Anniversary Celebration

6pm – 9:30pm

Banquet : National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award Presentation

Tuesday November 17

7:30am – 9am

Registration & Breakfast

9am – 10:30am





Plenary sessions:

Opening remarks: Mrs Arlène Gaudreault, President, Association Québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes 


Mr Robert Cario, Professor Emeritus, Director, Institut Français pour la Justice Restaurative [French institute for restorative justice]

Mrs Michèle De Kerckhove, President, Institut National d’Aide aux Victimes et de Médiation [national victim assistance and mediation institute] , France

Lode Walgrave, Professor Emeritus, Université Leuven, Belgium 

10:30am – 10:45am

Health Break

10:45am – 12pm

Workshops – BLOC C

12pm – 1:15pm


1:15 – 2:30pm

Workshops – BLOC D

2:30pm – 3pm

Health Break

3pm – 3:30pm

Closing plenary session: Mr Jacques Faget, Professor Emeritus, Director of Research, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Sciences Po, Bordeaux, France