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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Solving Problems in Peaceful Ways

Solving Problems in Peaceful Ways initiatives include:

  • BC Performance Standards for Social Responsibility  (SPPW Rubrics K-10)
  • Restorative Approach:
    • Empowering Youth Project Framework
    • Talking Peace K-5  - a practical classroom resource that conveys the values and principles of Restorative Justice through fun activities and exercises. This simple, accessible booklet is perfect for engaging elementary students in ways that will encourage them to build a safer, more respectful community in the classroom.
    • Conversation Peace 6-12 - a curriculum carefully designed to train middle and secondary students and staff in Restorative Action principles and conflict resolution skills for implementing effective and meaningful responses to harm. A restorative response addresses the underlying causes of conflict while bringing about accountability, healing and closure in situations such as name calling, threats, exclusion, interpersonal conflicts, property violation, physical assault and vandalism.
    • Training facilitated by CERA (community partnership)
  • Restorative Approaches Focus Group - a team of educators from schools participating in the Empowering Youth Project.  Team members are sponsors of groups of peer mediators at their middle/secondary schools, or support a “Peace Squad” at the elementary school level.  The group meets regularly to explore restorative approaches to solving problems in peaceful ways, discuss resource implementation, share best practices, brainstorm solutions to challenges and further develop mediation skills with CERA trainers.  Dr. Brenda Morrison, SFU supports this team, offering information on current research and best practice in the field.
  • Numerous school based strategies and structures


“Restorative justice is a dynamic and innovative way of dealing with conflict in schools, promoting understanding and healing over assigning blame or dispensing punishment.  It can create an ethic of care and justice that makes schools safer and happier, not only through reducing conflict but in terms of developing active citizenship skills, good self-esteem, open communication and team work in students.” (Hopkins, 2004)


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828