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The residents speak

On May 10, 2020, Joseph Lauren, our program director, and Michael Van Dusen, a board member, met with the four residents living at RJHO’s first home in south Etobicoke, Ontario. Over chocolate banana cake and a box of Tim Bits, they spoke about their experiences before and since living in the home.

Our story so far: from vision to reality

In November 2016, a Restorative Justice conference took place at Trinity St. Paul’s in Toronto. In February 2020, four residents moved into RJHO’s first house. Here’s how.

What’s in a name?

“Restorative justice” defines a significant part of our organization’s name: Restorative Justice Housing Ontario. Together, the two words signify making up for harm caused by crime and working towards positive and just relationships within communities.