Gladue report programs in Ontario

Publically funded Gladue report programs:

Aboriginal Legal Services

Program est. 2004
Funded by MAG/DOJ/LAO
Location(s) served

Since 2004: Toronto, Hamilton/Brantford, Kitchener/Waterloo, Sarnia

Since 2014: Ottawa, Oshawa/Peterborough/Lindsay, St. Catharines/Niagara Falls, Barrie/Orillia

Since 2015: Windsor, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, North Bay

Cambridge, Cayuga, Fort Erie, Guelph, Milton, Mississauga, Stratford

Have 11 Gladue aftercare workers who assist with ensuring Gladue report recommendations are followed, provide support to the client.

Criteria

Gladue report or letter requests are to come from defence counsel directly by emailing or faxing the form to the appropriate person.

The form can be found here.

  • Write reports for those who have plead guilty and/or found guilty
  • Often write reports for offenders facing 90 days or more
  • Where it is less than 90 days, ALS can write a Gladue letter.
  • Often takes six to eight weeks for reports to be prepared

in order to prepare the report they require:

  • A completed Request Form
  • Synopsis or Agreed Statement of Facts for the offence(s)
  • The client’s prior criminal record (if applicable)
  • A list of the charge(s) the client has pled to
  • Contact Information – if the client is out-of-custody
Contact information

For Reports:

Kim Whiteduck
Gladue Report Co-ordinator
416-408-3967 ext. 274
Fax: 416-408-1568
kim@aboriginallegal.ca

For Letters:

Angie Assinewe
Fax: 416-408-1568
Angie@aboriginallegal.ca

N’Amerind Friendship Centre

Program est. 2009
Funded by MAG/DOJ
Location(s) served

London

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria
  • Gladue reports are only available for cases that are in the city of London courts
  • Client must self‑identify as an Aboriginal person
  • Must have plead guilty or been found guilty and be facing more that 120 days of jail

Requests:

  • A judge, defence counsel or crown attorney can request a Gladue Report prior to sentencing
  • The form can be submitted to the N’Amerind Courtworkers
Contact information

Denise Greaves
Gladue Co-ordinator
519-672-0131 ext. 245
larias@namerind.on.ca

United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising

Program est. 2008
Funded by MAG/DOJ
Location(s) served

Manitoulin Island

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

Gladue reports are usually only available for Manitoulin Island.

To request a Gladue Report, please fill in the Gladue Request form and fax it to our confidential fax number, (705) 377-5574 or email the completed form to Gladue Worker Joy Simon at jsimon@uccmm.ca

The form can be found here.

Contact information

Joy Simon
Gladue Caseworker
705-377-5307
jsimon@uccmm.ca

Wikwemikong Justice Program

Program est. 2016
Funded by MAG/DOJ
Location(s) served

Wikwemikong First Nation

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

Gladue reports only available for members of Wikwemikong First Nation.

Contact information

Lora Mackie
705-859-3122

Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

Program est. 2008
Funded by MAG/DOJ
Location(s) served

Thunder Bay

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre will only consider preparing a Gladue Report:

  • after a client has pled guilty or was found guilty after trial.
  • after the Crown’s initial position on sentence is known.
  • for those clients where Thunder Bay is their primary residence.

Priority will be given to those clients that are facing six months or more in custody. We will also give priority for Gladue Reports to Aboriginal women.

Reports are available for:

  • Bail
  • Sentencing

Click here to request a Gladue Report.

Contact information

Gladue Caseworker
807-345-5840 ext. 9080

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Program est. 2014
Funded by LAO
Location(s) served

Thunder Bay, Timmins, Sioux Lookout

There are 12 Gladue workers

Criteria

Gladue reports are written for Nishnawbe‑Aski Nation members of Treaty #5 & 9

They are available at:

  • Bail
  • Sentencing

Click here to request a Gladue Report.

Contact information

Mary Bird
NALSC Area Director
807-622-1413 or 1-800-465-5581

Grand Council Treaty #3

Program est. 2015
Funded by LAO
Location(s) served

Kenora , Dryden, Fort Frances

Has three aftercare workers

Criteria

Gladue reports are written for members of Grand Council Treaty #3

Contact information

Arthur Huminuk
Justice Director
807-548-4214
arthur.huminuk@treaty3.ca

First Nation Technical Institute (FNTI) – Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle

Program est. 2016
Funded by MAG
Location(s) served

Belleville, Bancroft, Napanee

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

Gladue reports are only available for those in the judicial areas of Belleville, Bancroft and Napanee. The Gladue Report caseworker`s office is located at the Quinte Courthouse FNTI office on the ground floor near the café.

Contact information

Shannon Butcher
Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle, Coordinator
1-800-267-0637 ext.&nnbsp;166
613-848-4701 (cell)
shnnonb@fnti.net

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Program est. 2017
Funded by MAG
Location(s) served

Mohawks of Akwesasne

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

Gladue report upon request for an Aboriginal offender who finds themselves in the judicial jurisdiction of the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory or a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne.

Reports available for:

  • Bail Hearings
  • Sentencing
  • Parole Hearing
Contact information

Rena Smoke
Program Manager
613-575-5000
Fax: 613-575-1726
rena.smoke@akwesasne.ca

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Program est. 2017
Funded by MAG
Location(s) served

Ottawa

Has one aftercare worker

Criteria

TI’s Gladue Program ensures that Inuit offenders have the opportunity to present their story to the courts of how they became involved in the criminal justice system following a guilty plea or a finding of guilt. Gladue reports and Gladue letters serve as a pre‑sentencing document for the judge to consider which highlights the offender’s background. Many of which include historical factors, social, economic and political issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, unemployment and the loss of cultural identity. Contained in the reports/letters are recommendations for access to culturally relevant and culturally appropriate alternatives to incarceration.

Gladue submissions are only done for members of the Inuit community.

Often write reports for offenders facing 90 days or more.

http://tungasuvvingatinuit.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gladue-Program-Flyer.pdf

Contact information

Blake Thibault
613-565-5885
gladue-writer@tungasuvvingatinuit.ca

Ontario Native Women’s Association

Program est. 2018
Funded by MAG
Location(s) served

Hamilton, Ottawa

There is an aftercare worker available.

Criteria

Gladue Reports are specifically for Indigenous women who have criminal matters before the Courts in Hamilton and Ottawa.

Gladue Reports are completed where the Crown is seeking a custodial sentence of at least 90 days for an out-of-custody client or three additional months for a client who is in‑custody. Following a guilty plea or a finding of guilt, a letter will be prepared where the Crown is seeking 90 days or less of a custodial sentence. A brief letter identifying the Gladue factors and circumstances of the individual can also be prepared for the consideration of a bail hearing.

Click here for the Gladue Report Request Form

Contact information

Jill Collins
Gladue Program Manager
519-615-4652
jcollins@onwa.ca


Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the Aboriginal Justice Strategy at aboriginalstrategy@lao.on.ca