The Restorative Justice and Victim Services Division of Correctional Service Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. The award will be presented November 20th, 2017 during the National Restorative Justice Symposium in Ottawa, Ontario.
This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated innovative ways of transforming human relationships through their work, community service and/or lifestyle. They have enabled communication and healing between people in conflict, whether victims, offenders, colleagues, family, or community members.

The award is open to all Canadians who model restorative justice principles in the service of justice and peace. Please feel free to distribute this Call for Nominations to criminal or social justice agencies, community organizations, faith groups, schools, local neighbourhood coalitions, and other communities in your network.

The deadline for submitting nominations is June 30th, 2017.

For further information on the award, nomination criteria or the nomination process,

please visit CSC’s Restorative Justice Website, email or

contact Manon Buck at 613-992-8390..


See the CoSA Canada website for more detail.
Good news! On May 5, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $7.48 million in federal funding has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy for the CoSA National Capacity Project.

The project will aid CoSA sites in 14 communities across the country to help offenders accept accountability and responsibility for their actions as they complete their sentences and return to the community.  Circles provide these former offenders with a weekly support network of trained staff and volunteers who assist and promote their safe and successful reintegration into the community.

In making the announcement, Mr Goodale said
"Re-establishing funding for this important Canadian-made program demonstrates our commitment to evidence-based criminal justice policy. This project will help reduce victimization and keep our communities safe by holding ex-offenders accountable for their actions and giving them the support they need to become responsible and productive members of society."

CoSA South Saskatchewan

CoSA SS is part of a Canada-wide network of CoSA centres and part of a growing international movement.

"It's almost

too simple:

They offered him friendship."

CoSA South Saskatchewan AGM
New Executive Director and Associate Director for CoSA Canada

From stranger to friend

Walking Togetherfor Everyone's Well being

"It is possible to change"

It Works!

Research shows
sexual re-offending rates

for CoSA participants
are 70-80% lower than
for men not in CoSA!
The CoSA South Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting will be held on June 21st at 6:00 pm in the fireside room of the Southside Pentecostal Assembly, 41 Birchwood Road.
The AGM will be followed by a potluck supper. All are welcome: volunteers, core members, board and steering committee members, community partners, interested community members, and contributors.
Bring a friend and help us celebrate the CoSA National Capacity Project (funding!)
This is a great opportunity to meet our new staff members Kirstin Kuka and Niki Filippatou.
RSVP to the office by phone 306-949-2672 or e-mail at

It Works!

Research shows
sexual re-offending rates

for CoSA participants
are 70-80% lower than
for men not in CoSA!
Kathryn Bliss became the Executive Director of CoSA Canada as of June 1 2017. She has a long association with restorative justice in general and CoSA in particular. She is the former Manager of Education and Community Engagement for The Church Council on Justice and Corrections. CCJC is a national coalition of churches and individuals that fosters crime prevention and healthy community through restorative approaches to corrections, education, advocacy, and social responsibility. In 2009 CCJC served as the umbrella organization holding the Contribution Agreement for the CoSA National Demonstration Project.

More recently,  CoSA Canada also hired Lisa Joly as Associate Director.

Deadline June 30, 2017

All photos of people on this website are generic. The privacy of all program participants is taken very seriously.

We are delighted that Kirstin Kuka became the Coordinator of CoSA South Saskatchewan on June 15 2017.  Her email address is and her cellphone number is 306 552 4099.
Originally from Bruno and later Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Kirstin has a Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina with a concentration on Criminal and Restorative Justice. Her past employment includes working with high risk youth at the Ranch Ehrlo Society, and with female and male offenders at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre as a member of the Corrections and Policing team of the Ministry of Justice. She has also been a valued volunteer with CoSA since 2012.

We wish to give a hearty vote of thanks to Florence Driedger for her outstanding work as Interim Coordinator.

Niki Filippatou joined the CoSA SS team as the new CoSA Program Assistant as of June 15th.
Her email address is  and her cellphone number is 306 552 4098.
Niki is a recent graduate of the University of Regina, with a Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Human Justice. Her courseswork included Criminal Justice, Sociology and Psychology, with emphasis on troubled youth, reintegration, behavioural and criminal psychology, and human rights. She also possesses a
Business Diploma in Applied Business Technology from the University of the Fraser Valley.

From offender

to contributor

to community


CoSA SS hires Niki Filippatou as the new CoSA Program Assistant
June 21st 6:00 pm
Southside Pentecostal Assembly, 41 Birchwood Road

Coming Events

CoSA South Saskatchewan hires Kirstin Kuka as its new Coordinator
Through Friendship, CoSA SS works with persons who have previously offended  sexually. These persons are referred to as "Core Members"
We seek to bridge the gap from fear and isolation of them moving into our communities, to one of hope and living a crime-free, productive life as neighbors and friends. 
Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award - Call for Nominations

Coming Events

For further details on any coming event, contact us at 306.949.2672 or

Public Safety Canada announces continued funding for CoSA