Research, Innovation, Education

Realizing a more just and inclusive world by transforming society through a restorative approach.


Learn about the Restorative Lab

The Restorative Research, Innovation and Education Lab, or the Restorative Lab, is both a “virtual” change lab creating the knowledge needed for social innovation across systems and sites in Canada and around the world and a physical lab serving as a hub for researchers, partners, and communities to convene and work together.

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Research and Innovation Initiatives

Building relationships and facilitating collaboration and integration of work across systems, sectors, and communities. Supporting and sustaining a restorative approach provincially, nationally and internationally.

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Education & Learning

Mobilizing knowledge to inspire, support and study social innovation in real-time.

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International Learning Community (ILC)

Supporting the continued development and work of the Restorative International Learning Community.


2022 Associates and Fellows

Meet the 2022 Cohort of Associates and Fellows Associates Diane Crocker is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University. Her work…

September 29, 2022


Listen to the podcast version on CBC Ideas!! This special event brings together three remarkable leaders who are beacons for racial justice in the US…

September 26, 2022

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