This section provides you with the latest news on community justice matters, events and symposiums, or departmental accomplishments, including visits of dignitaries, facility openings, new programs or services, etc. It also has an archive of past news, for reference.

WIPCE 2017

The staff under the Department that attended this event provide programming for children and youth in the schools to give them necessary life skills to deal with problems that...

Ground breaking in Mistissini

Officials from the Cree Nation of Mistissini, the Cree Health Board, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, as well as representatives of the architects, engineering and construction firms...

The First Cree Mindfulness...

At the Mistissini Sports Complex from January 31 to February 2, the Mindfulness Conference hosted by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services brings us together to learn about...

First SNAP drop in experience...

This past month Waskaganish hosted their very first edition of a “Drop-In Centre”. SNAP had an encouraging month as we hosted a few activities for our youth ages 6-12 years....

Sexual Assault Awareness...

In December 2017, two Cavac officers, Alvin Cash and Christie Hester had the opportunity to attend training hosted by the Quebec Native Women Inc. The campaign, “My Sexuality, It’s...

Recognition for CAVAC...

On January 24, 2018, the Director of the Department of Justine and Correctional Services, Donald Nicholls, took part in the celebration marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of...

The Second Community Justice...

The event which took place in Val-d’Or from January 23rd to 25th, 2018 provided training and information to all the participants on key subjects that are important to improving...

The Justice Committee in...

Last October, the CJC of Chisasibi was having discussions to find a logo. An elder spoke and shared a story of a man who fell very ill on the...

Grand opening of the first...

After more than 3 years in the making, the grand opening of the first Cree women's shelter in Eeyou Istchee was held on September 25 in Waswanipi. This facility gives...

Public Inquiry Commission on...

On September 15, 2017, the Director of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, Donald Nicholls, presented a brief to the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples...

Cree Alternative Suspension...

The Cree Alternative Suspension Program—based on the one that was developed by the YMCAs of Quebec—was successfully offered for the second year of a three-year pilot in Chisasibi, Mistissini...

The Department of Justice...

In July 2017, twelve (12) staff* under the Department of Justice were given the opportunity to attend the World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education in Toronto, Ontario.  WIPCE is held...

Congratulations to our 19 new...

We celebrated their achievements on March 10, 2017 at Sheraton in downtown Montreal following a real-play community dialogue they organized as a team, fresh with new skills in conflict...

Women’s Shelters

The Women’s Shelters project was developed following the 2013 Report on Conjugal Violence in Eeyou Istchee and has since been an important priority for the Cree Nation Government. There...

Youth Facility

The Cree Nation Government expects to break ground on the construction of the Youth Facility in Mistissini in the summer of 2017, while its construction will be completed in...

The second annual report on...

The second annual report on the Cree Nation Government’s Department of Justice and Correctional Services’ four Justice Funds is now available. In this report you will find a detailed...

Nemaska Grand Opening

On October 13, 2015, the CNG Justice Facility located in the Cree Nation of Nemaska was officially opened by the Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark, Chief Thomas Jolly, Minister...

Cree Alternative Suspension...

The YMCA Alternative Suspension program was first developed by the YMCAs of Québec in Montreal in 1999. To date, the program has expanded to over 40 communities across Québec...