Participate in our next art exhibition !

    Share your work with us !

    During the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2022 (May 15 to 21, 2022), we offer a new art exhibition entitled Crossroads of Life – My Life, My Story.

    The aim of this project is to allow the expression of what can be hard to put in words, and to raise awareness about restorative justice as well as the path of victims of crime through a universal language, the art.

    40 selected artworks will be exhibited in the online art gallery, Gallea for a one-month period from May 15 to 21, 2022. If conditions permitted, ten or so works will then be selected for an exhibition on site in Montreal.

    • For who ? People or groups who have been affected by situations of abuse and violence, directly or indirectly. We invite you to share your artwork : paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, poetry, etc. No need to be professional!
    • How to participate? Complete the call for entries before April 18, 2022.

    Let your voice be heard to inspire others and contribute to public awareness.

    Do you need help or you have more questions? Write to

    If you want to learn more about Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2022, click here.

    The project is financed by Justice Canada and supported by the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes and the Centre d’aide aux Victimes d’Actes Criminels. We thank them warmly.

    Contribute to restorative justice!

    Each year, the CSJR accompanies about 250 people affected by violence (victims, perpetrators and community members) to find ways of healing together through restorative justice, thanks to restorative justice meetings and workshops.

    In 2021, we adapted many of our services to the pandemic context, offering them online, which enabled us to reach people in remote areas (memory healing workshops, TransfoLab, training, awareness-raising, art therapy workshops and an exhibition of art works created by people who have been victims, etc.). Support was also offered by telephone, such as to women in prison.

    We have reached 600 students in universities and CEGEPs and have increased awareness of restorative justice among several thousands of people, thanks to our activities and media presence, but also our Facebook page.

    In 2022, please help us to reduce our waiting lists, make our services accessible to more people and allow for restorative justice to become a community resilience tool for both individual and collective trauma.

    All this will be possible thanks to your generosity.

    To join us in our mission to transform lives and our communities, donate today

    Restorative justice is a process of dialogue and sharing of experiences in a group setting that promotes individual healing and the repair of social bonds broken by violence.

    The CSJR has a charity number. You can therefore receive a donation receipt for tax purposes for any amount over $20.

    → To make a donation:

    • by Interac transfer
    • by cheque payable to the CSJR at the following address: 7333 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal (QC) H2R 2E5
    • via PayPal (click on Donate on our website)

    → Discover on our website the testimonials of people who have suffered or committed a crime, and from community members who have accompanied these restorative justice processes.

    See the video for this campaign (only in French).

    Exhibition “Crossroads of Life – My Life, My Story”

    The call for entries has started! Send in your creations by October 22 to participate in the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week exhibition.

    With the Gallea online art gallery, the CSJR invites you to share your creations (paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, prints, poetry, slam…). No need to be a professional artist. Don’t hesitate!

    Your story and your creative process can inspire others and will contribute to raising awareness.

    The call for entries is on the Gallea website.

    If you need help to create your profile on Gallea and upload your photo and presentation of your work, contact us at

    The exhibition will be held online from mid-November to the end of the year.

    Please note that an event will be organized on Friday, November 19th, starting at 5:30 pm, in a bistro in Montreal. More information to come.
    This exhibition is possible by the funding of Justice Canada.

    Create a mail-art for the CSJR’s 20th anniversary

    Words beyond walls

    To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Centre for Services in Restorative Justice (CSJR) invites you to take part in a mail-art project. The theme of the project is:

    “Words Beyond Walls”

    Rules and conditions

    • Size 4” x 6’’ (10,2x 15,2 cm)
    • Medium of your choosing
    • No violent, racist or obscene images will be accepted
    • By submitting your artwork to the contest, you agree that your artwork submission may be sold as part of a fundraising campaign free of any payment or other consideration to you
    • All postcards will be published on the CSJR Facebook page and shown at an exhibit (time and place to be determined)
    • Participation is open to all and free of charge

    Application deadline is July 31st, 2021

    The postcard must be sent by mail and include the following details: your name, mailing address, and email address.

    Where to send it: CSJR, 7333 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal (Quebec) H2R 2E5 CANADA –

    About « Mail Art »

    Mail art is an artistic correspondence where both the envelope and the contents become an artistic expression of support placing equal value on text and image. This form of expression was inspired by the practices of soldiers during the war.  They would draw on postcards and envelopes sent to their families to share what they were not able to express with words and in order to avoid censure. 

    Mail art often uses the following mediums: collage, photocopies, seals, stamps, visual work on the envelope, scripture, typewriters, stencils, stationery, adhesives, etc.

    Danse therapy : 2 workshops

    The CSJR is proud to offer two danse therapy workshops on the following dates :

    Sunday, May 26th: 10 – 12am
    Tuesday, May 28th: 4:30 – 6h30pm

    Explore in motion and pleasure the theme of collaboration.

    Where? At Espace 215 : 215, Jean-Talon W. (3rd floor), Métro Parc.

    FREE. Open to everyone. No experience required.

    Register now for a workshop… or both! /
    514 933-3737

    Healing of Memories workshop : early bird registrations before June 15th, 2019

    In partnership with the Institute for Healing of Memories, in Cape Town, South Africa, the CSJR is happy to be able to offer an intensive residential weekend Healing of Memories workshop on October, 11th – 13th, 2019 in Montreal. It will be animated by Michael Lapsley, a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle and founder of the Institute for Healing of Memories.

    Reconsider your life from a restorative perspective.

    Offered in French and English. The workshop will take place at the Lake of Two Mountains, on the Island of Montreal.


    Learn more about the workshop

    Costs (including Workshop, accommodation and meals)*

    • before June 15th : $375
    • after June 15th : $465

    * Cost should not be a barrier to your participation. If you wish to participate but the cost is an issue for you, please contact us. On the other hand if your circumstances permit you may wish to add a solidarity amount to your fees which would be much appreciated.


    Healing of Memories workshop  




    The CSJR is pleased to announce a second Healing of Memories workshop in Quebec.

    It will be held from October 6-8 2017 in Pierrefonds (Montréal). It will be moderated by Michael Lapsley, founder of the Cape Town based Institute for Healing of Memories, with facilitators from South Africa and Luxembourg.

    As places are limited, we invite you to register as soon as possible, by returning this Registration Form.

    Registration fees are $ 300 for the workshop and $ 165 for accommodation and meals. The level of fees should not be an impediment to your registration. If necessary, please contact us.


    The CSJR wishes to thank, for their financial support:

    The Brian Bronfman Family Foundation

    The Fondation Les Oeuvres Marie Gérin Lajoie

    ACAT Canada

    MCC Québec

    Peter Deslauriers and Rebecca Dyck

    If you wish to support this unique approach to search for personal peace, do not hesitate to contact us.

    More information about the workshop

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