Part-time, online Restorative Justice Certificate

Restorative justice: A different approach to conflict resolution

SFU’s part-time, online Restorative Justice Certificate will deepen your knowledge of the philosophy and practice of restorative justice. Through discussions, exercises, and other practical activities, you'll learn the tools and techniques you need to help victims, offenders, and community members reach solutions that allow them to build safer, healthier environments.

Kim Riddell, a graduate of our online Restorative Justice Certificate, has seen the power of restorative justice firsthand. Read her story

Learn to use powerful restorative justice practices in your community

In three online courses, you’ll examine restorative justice practices such as mediation, conferencing and circles, and learn how to use them in managing and restoring relationships as well as community development and education. You'll also improve your decision-making and leadership skills, and build connections with other professionals who are also committed to championing the values and principles of restorative justice.

Bring a new level of understanding to your work

The Restorative Justice Certificate is for anyone looking for a new way of helping people deal with harm. The theory and tools will help you whether you're a parent or family member dealing with bullying, or a professional tasked with facilitating justice or conflict resolution.

We welcome participants from a variety of fields, including the following:

  • Education (primary, secondary and post-secondary)
  • Corrections, criminal justice and policing
  • Social work and family services
  • The non-profit sector
  • Community development
  • Government