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Annual Report: RJHO 2022

Our 2022 Annual Report provides a review of our activities – our successes, expenses, growth, and goals.

Get to know Michelle Joseph

Michelle Joseph is RJHO’s consultant for the Women’s Program. She is also the full-time CEO of Unison Health. Despite her busy schedule she found time for an interview in late August, 2022.

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.