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Restorative Justice Facilitator Training


Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza

Trainer: Matthew Hartman, MA

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About the trainer

Matthew Hartman, MA

Matthew has comprehensive experience as a restorative justice practitioner including ongoing consultation for restorative justice implementation in complex criminal justice systems and dialogue facilitation in cases of severe and violent crime. In addition to strategic planning and program development, he has experience in the expansion and capacity building of the community to play an active role in responding to juvenile crime. Matthew holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation. He also has extensive training and education in trauma healing, qualitative evaluation, conflict analysis and theory, human security, and strategic peacebuilding. As the President for the Restorative Justice Coalition of Oregon, member of the Northwest Justice Forum Planning Committee, and Advisory Committee Member of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Facilitated Dialogue Program, Matthew also is a vital contributor to the Northwest’s restorative justice movement. Working across North America and internationally, he accesses a rich background in restorative justice program implementation, dialogue and conferencing facilitation and training. As a trainer, Matthew brings to his work a strong sense of presence and listening combined with skills to move individuals and groups toward their goals. The resulting safety allows individuals to express their feelings, thoughts and needs which channels collaborative, creative and effective dialogue, planning and problem solving.

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Restorative justice is a response to harmful incidents that seeks the direct inclusion of all involved in efforts to meaningfully address the harm and foster renewed relationships. Drawing on the work of Canada’s original restorative justice pioneers and best practices around the globe, this national training event will deliver the essential skills of convening harm-focused dialogue processes within organizational and educational settings. This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved.

This special 3-day training is offered in partnership with the Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives.

Seating is limited to 30, so register early!

About This Workshop

During this event, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the needs and experiences of people involved in harmful situations.
  • Gain valuable new insights into the limitations of traditional punitive discipline.
  • Build an understanding of restorative justice as a philosophy and mindset that can inform their everyday work with people.
  • Develop skills in group facilitation and interpersonal problem solving.
  • Learn and practice a flexible structure for restorative justice dialogue.
  • Apply the principles of restorative justice to the situations that matter most at work.
  • Through group discussion and reflection, get to know others with an interest in innovative approaches to discipline and justice.


Early Registration – $670; Oct. 27 deadline
Regular Registration – $745

You Will Receive

– Training manual
– Refreshments

*Accommodation is not provided. Participants will need to arrange their own housing and meals.

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November 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza
300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2C5
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrollment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning  refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshop earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

Organizations and associations that have formally approved our workshops:

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Because of our approval with ASWB and NBCC, many State Boards accept our workshops for Continuing Education Credit. Please contact your state board/association directly to confirm their requirements.

To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]