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What is Gladue?

"...a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, handed down on 23 April 1999, which advises that lower courts should consider an Indigenous offender's background and make sentencing decisions accordingly, based on section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code." (Canadian Encyclopedia)

Credit and Non-Credit Options

In partnership with Laurier’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, we are proud to offer both credit and non-credit opportunities to learn more about this important aspect of Canada’s Criminal Code.

These learning options are designed to educate those who work in the legal, social, Indigenous rights and public safety sectors. Both options cover historical contexts including generational effects of colonization, Section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code, case and Indigenous law, Indigenous Persons Court, restorative justice, Gladue in practice and what is needed to increase its success moving forward.

These learning options are not intended as training for Gladue Report Writer roles and do not include detailed principles and construction practices of good report writing.

"The Gladue certificate program has been a profound and transformative experience that has fundamentally changed the way I approach my legal practice and my role as an ally in the reconciliation process. The journey to understanding Indigenous issues in Canada is ongoing, and I am committed to applying the knowledge and insights gained in this program to contribute meaningfully to this collective effort."

~Raphaëlle Desvignes, Lawyer~