CCIJ views community engagement as an integral part of the justice process. By working in collaboration with individuals and communities directly affected by or involved in our programming, we better inform our strategies and thus improve our overall outcomes. Collective efforts also ensure greater ownership of the justice process by the beneficiaries of our projects.

Our community engagement activities cover four key areas:

  1. Connecting with communities in Canada that have been affected by atrocities;

  2. Supporting professionals who work with members of affected communities;
  3. Providing training and educational resources for legal professionals, academics, researchers, students, and other audiences;
  4. Raising awareness among the general public on issues related to CCIJ’s mandate.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, in having CCIJ deliver training to an organization or class, or in organizing an event with CCIJ in your community, please contact us using this form.

Special Community Engagement Activity

Community Engagement in International Justice project

In 2018, CCIJ launched this innovative project which aims to increase access to justice in Canada for members of communities that have faced atrocity crimes, such as torture, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide, and to promote the important initiatives that survivors of atrocities have undertaken to seek justice.

Throughout the year, we carried out workshops across Canada that were tailored to survivors of atrocity crimes and refugee service providers. These workshops provided an overview of the justice avenues that may be available in Canada and internationally in cases of atrocity crimes.

The project also features multimedia of some our existing clients and educational materials.

Discover their stories.

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Law Foundation of Ontario‘s Access to Justice Fund. We would also like to thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, through the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, for their contribution.