Bi–Annual George Brown College Social Justice Conference

Transforming Lives through Restorative Justice

The Social Justice one-day conference will help Grade 11 and 12 students gain an understanding of social and restorative justice in the hope of encouraging them to engage in civic activities in their communities and help make a difference.

A reading of the stage play Tough Case, by David S. Craig will open the conference. A gritty, fast moving drama depicts the resolution of a crime through restorative justice practices. Described as “a court room drama without the courtroom” it will engage everyone from the first line.

Following the reading, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the playwright and performers and then break up into small groups to discuss what they viewed and experienced.

A tour of the college and lunch will be provided.


To learn more about restorative justice here are a few websites:


George Brown College
St. James Campus
290 Adelaide Street East
Room 406
Toronto, ON [Map]


Time and descriptions of the day event
Time Title
9:30am Registration
10am Welcome Remarks
10:15am Tough Case Performance
11:15am Q&A with cast
11:30am - 12:10pm Lunch/Exhibit
12:10pm - 12:20pm George Brown College Presentation
12:20pm - 1:05pm Group A: Tour of the College
Group B: Break-out groups
1:05pm - 1:50pm Group A: Break-out groups
Group B: Tour of the College
2pm Conference Concludes

For More Info

For questions or further information, please send an email to

Social Justice Conference is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, under the School/College/Work Initiative program and Unifor Canada.

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