Defence representatives in restorative engagement

As a Defence representative, you can help those who experienced sexual misconduct by listening to and acknowledging their experience. You can also develop leadership and communication skills, learn how to engage authentically in difficult conversations and engage in broader institutional initiatives. You can lead meaningful and sustainable change to address sexual misconduct and build a Defence Team in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

How can I participate as a Defence representative?

If you would like to participate in the Restorative Engagement program as a Defence representative, you can ask your chain of command or your supervisor to nominate you.   

Once nominated, Restorative Engagement program staff will contact you to:

Defence representatives from all ranks and levels, environments and occupational groups are needed for restorative engagement.

What can I expect as a Defence representative participating in restorative engagement?

You will be assigned to a cohort of 8 defence representatives, including one senior officer or senior non-commissioned officer and one current or former senior official from the Department of National Defence. Restorative practitioners will facilitate individual and collective activities with you and your cohort.

As part of a cohort, you will participate in:

Preparation and relationship building

Learning and understanding

Planning and action

What is the time commitment?

You can participate in the Restorative Engagement program full-time for a 3 month commitment or part-time for a 6 month commitment. Part-time participation could mean half-days or weeks on and off throughout the 6 months. There will be a defined work schedule.

Depending on interest and availability, Defence representatives can retain restorative engagement as a secondary duty following their initial commitment. We expect an ongoing commitment where possible for continued outreach, knowledge transfer and culture change.

Contact us

Please leave us a message or send us an email if you still have questions about the Restorative Engagement program:

Toll-free: 1-833-998-2048
Email: RE-DR@forces.gc.ca

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