Source: (2003) Keynote Address at the Launch of Restorative Justice Week 2003, Ottawa City Hall, November 17. Ottawa, Canada: Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Downloaded 18 January 2005.

Robert Cormier, of the Department of the Solicitor General in Canada, gave the keynote address at the launch of Restorative Justice Week 2003, a week dedicated to education about and advancement of restorative justice among churches and the public in general. In his address, Cormier highlighted a promising restorative justice initiative and certain people with the vision to promote and implement restorative justice. The project is the Collaborative Justice Project, operating out of the court house in Ottawa. It is designed to apply restorative justice principles after an admission of guilt but prior to sentencing. It brings together the offender, victims, families, and support people to address the harm caused by the offense. Some key people behind this project include members of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections.