Trish Elgersma has been a restorative justice facilitator with the Restorative Actions For Transformation (RAFT) program for five years. Trish holds an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding and is passionate about exploring different ways of applying peacebuilding and restorative justice skills in different contexts both in Canada and overseas.



Restorative Justice & Environmental Work

RAFT is a Calgary based restorative justice program that works with youth who have committed offences, the people they have harmed, and the wider community impacted by that harm. RAFT provides voluntary opportunities for these individuals to participate in a face-to-face, facilitated meetings to explore impact and accountability in a more personal way.

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in this field, this session explores the principles of restorative justice and explores how they might be applied to environmental work.

This presentation is co-hosted with Darryl Heidebrecht and Cyndie Shouldice from RAFT.


Look for this presentation in the Thursday Morning program at 10:45 am. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!


Explore this environmental solution through the lens of this United Nations Sustainable Development Goal:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 Peace Justice Strong Institutions