About Us

First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal

Who are we?

The First Peoples Justice Centre of Tiohtià:ke/Montreal (Justice Center) is a registered charity that provides services for Indigenous community members living in the Greater Montreal Area who are involved with the justice and carceral systems. The Justice Center was incorporated in 2014 after being born in 2013 from the Cabot Square Project, a community initiative that was led by the Justice Working Committee of the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK.  A few years later, in early 2017, we opened our doors for service provision. Since then, the Justice Center continuously strives to provide  culturally-adapted, holistic services.  

Our work is directly informed by the realities of the community members we support. Throughout program development and delivery, our team strives to advocate for structural change within the justice and carceral systems to move towards initiatives led by and for Indigenous communities.

Vision and Mission

The Justice Center’s vision is to have strong Indigenous communities that have access to Indigenous community-led justice processes rooted in decolonization, healing, respect, and Indigenous law.

Our mission is to support, inform, and empower Indigenous people navigating the justice system and to offer holistic and culturally appropriate justice services to Montreal’s Indigenous population. To create alternative community-led justice processes rooted in Indigenous values.

Our Team

Ellen Filippelli

Executive Director

Danielle Beaulieu

Community Programs Manager

Demi Vrettas

Manager of Funding Development and Administration

Amy Edward

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Corey Thomas

Transition Coordinator

Sheri Pranteau

Victim Services Program Coordinator

Jocelyne Couture

Gladue Coordinator

Norman Riel

Connection to Community Coordinator

Tealey Ka’senni:saks

Knowledge Keeper and Wellness Counselor

Ren Florence

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Marie-Claude Andre-Gregoire
Nicolas Welt
Sarah Carrière
Daphnée Drouin

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