We Did It!
After more than a year of hard work, a group headed up by Lucie McKiernan and Marg Penney is pleased to announce that Restorative Justice has now achieved Charitable Status from the Federal Government. Some months after we submitted the mounds of paperwork, CRA got back to us saying that if we made some small wording changes to the purpose statement in our constitution, we would qualify.
Our President, Donna Schmirler, called a Special General Meeting; the motion was passed, and we got the final approval. We are still a non-profit society, but we are now also a registered charity. This helps us in 2 big ways:
People who make donations can now receive income tax receipts and
We now qualify for some grants that we couldn’t apply for before
You can now donate through Canada Help:
Donate via our website (rjpsc.ca): https://www.rjpsc.org/donate
Thank you for being an essential part of the Restorative Justice Program of the Sunshine Coast!
Together we can continue to make a positive impact in our community.
We acknowledge with respect and gratitude the privilege of living on the unceded homelands of the shíshálh and sḵwx̱wú7mesh Peoples
The Restorative Justice Program of the Sunshine Coast (RJPSC) is a non-profit, community-sponsored, volunteer-based organization founded on restorative justice principles of accountability, respect, relationship to and with one's community, and healing the effects of harm to the community.
The RJPSC constantly seeks to improve its service, using our program volunteers to energize such change. This includes our board members, facilitators, circle and panel members and agreement supervisors.
This site contains further information relating to our program and the various and important roles its volunteers play.
Your valuable time is greatly appreciated as you journey through our site, and thank you for showing interest in our organization.