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EVALUATION OF THE GLADUE COURT OLD CITY HALL, TORONTO – Download PDF

Gladue Court first convened in October, 2001 at the Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto. The court was established to ensure the application of certain sections of the Criminal Code referring to the sentencing of Aboriginal people and to respond to significant social and justice- related issues facing Aboriginal people.


Victim Awareness Week Brochure

victim awareness brochure

Moving Forward…

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia, in partnership with National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2012, recognizes that the we are all part of the solution to end violence against women, cyber-bullying against our youth and elder abuse against the most valuable and most vulnerable members of our community.

Please also see the Victim Awareness Week Posters and “Women’s Right to BE SAFE” Booklet


Victim Awareness Week Poster

victim awareness posterAccording to Statistics Canada’s 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, nearly 67,000, or 13 per cent of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported that they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Education and awareness are vital in turning the tide on violence towards Aboriginal women and children.

Please also see the Victim Awareness Week Brochure and “Women’s Right to BE SAFE” Booklet 


Aboriginal Youth Leadership Project in Northern British Columbia

aboriginal youthThe report presents findings from in-depth interviews with Aboriginal youth who have demonstrated leadership qualities in order to provide insight into Aboriginal youth culture in the northern region of British Columbia.


Aboriginal Youth Leadership Project in Northern British Columbia – Phase 2

aboriginal outh eadership phase2 thumbThe report presents findings from in-depth interviews with Aboriginal youth who have demonstrated leadership qualities in order to provide insight into Aboriginal youth culture in the northern region of British Columbia.


Women’s Right to BE SAFE Booklet

besafe thumb2The second book in the series of the NCCABC safety booklets

All women and children are vulnerable to violence regardless of their race, culture, ability, age, sexuality, ethnicity, or economic status. Women should always consider the safety of themselves, safety of their families and their communities. This resource guide will provide readers with valuable tools to address the issue of safety in an easy to read format.

Please take a moment to complete a quick evaluation of the safety booklet.


“Women’s Right to Be Safe” Inspire. Empower and Protect

The NCCABC is pleased to present the third publication on “Women’s Right to Be Safe” Inspire, Empower and Protect
Our thanks is extended to the Department of Justice, Canada for their generous contribution for making this publication possible.
Download: Women’s right to be safe.pdf

This resource guide will provide readers with valuable tools to address the issue of safety in an easy to read format. Please take a moment to complete the quick evaluation here.

Please keep this resource guide in your car, in your home or office for easy reference.


Action Plan – Problem Solving Courts and Communities Working Together


NCW as Agents in BC – Position Paper


Downtown Community Court Final Report

The NCCABC was asked to consult with the Aboriginal community regarding the proposed Downtown Community Court. From April to September 2007, the Aboriginal Consultation Team conducted over seventy consultations with Aboriginal service providers. These included leaders and individuals involved with the criminal justice system. We discussed the idea of a Downtown Community Court process, as well as problems experienced in Vancouver’s Criminal Justice System. The team invited recommendations from the Aboriginal community reps on how the proposed Court could best serve the community and Aboriginal offenders.


Aboriginal Deaths and Injuries in Custody and/or with Police Involvement

Report to the NCCABC, September 23, 2003: An initial survey of information and incidents in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.


United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognizes the minimum international standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world. This human rights instrument can and should be used by all indigenous peoples and organizations to ensure that indigenous peoples’ rights are recognized, respected and affirmed.


Trust Your Instincts: A Guidebook for Women Who Work and Travel Alone

TrustYourInstinctsfinalThis guide is is a practical resource for all women to become more aware of their personal safety and protection. Whether working, attending school, travelling or preparing to enter the workforce for the first time, it is imperative to be aware of the safety and security of your surroundings.


“Remember Your Spirit” Crystal Meth Reference Guide

crystalmethguideMethamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The drug represents a clear danger to aboriginal communities. As well as its highly addictive nature and debilitating effects, production of the drug can put communities at high risk of contamination, explosion, injury and death. This guide is to help inform Aboriginal Courtworkers of the precautions necessary when interacting with a client on Crystal Meth. It can also be used by local organizations or Chief and Councils to help recognize and deal with the presence of Crystal Meth in their communities.