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Our Funding

Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent is proud to have established strong funding partnerships since its inception. Without the dollars from our core funders – The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, The United Way of Chatham-Kent, Riverview Gaming Centre and the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation – the organization would not be what it is today. With the support from our funders, local donors, and dedicated volunteers, we have been able to positively impact the lives of hundreds of local children and youth. THANK YOU!

On July 1, 2005, Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent successfully secured a contract with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Youth Justice Division, West Region) to provide Restorative Justice Youth Conferencing, as an ‘Alternative Measures Program’ under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This partnership has diversified and been strengthened since then, with a Service Contract expansion in 2016 to include for provision of the Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) Program, and the Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) Program. We are proud to be the community partner authorized to provide both the formal Pre-Charge (Police-referred) and Post-Charge (Crown Attorney-referred) Diversion Programs for Chatham-Kent youth in conflict with the law.

From 2008-2020, and now again in the 2023-2024 fiscal year RJCK is a funding recipient of the United Way of Chatham-Kent. The funding we receive from this organization has been integral to the operational capacity of Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent; more specifically – we could not operate our Positive Strides Program as we do today, or have continued to expand and grow its reach – without the funding support from our local United Way.

Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent has also been successful in attaining several grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Most recently in 2020, we were extremely proud and honoured to receive a three-year ‘Grow Grant’ in the amount of $239,300 to scale our impactful Positive Strides Programs, in order to meet both the current and forecasted local demand of these impactful programs with local at-risk children and youth.

The Chatham-Kent Community Foundation and the South Kent Wind Community Fund has supported the Positive Strides Programs since 2020, through several grants. We are incredibly lucky to have them as a local funding partner, and to have them believe in the impact that these free programs make in our local community, with local kids and teens who are struggling.

Riverview Gaming Centre partners with over 100 local charities to raise money for Chatham-Kent – Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent is one of those lucky charitable organizations! We are grateful for the continued partnership with the Riverview Gaming Centre and the Riverview Hall Funds Association…an even bigger thank you to all of the community members who support us through bingo!

If you would like to request a copy of our most recent Audited Financial Statements, please call the office directly and speak with the Executive Director, or connect via email at – we would be happy to oblige your request.

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