Indigenous Perspectives Society

Gladue Report Training

Learn the necessary skills, background and legal knowledge to work with confidence with the Gladue Report process and as a Gladue Report Writer in the Canadian criminal justice system.

Gladue Report Training
Teaches Participants

  • The law pertaining to Gladue rights
  • The structure and function of Canadian criminal courts, including trial and sentencing processes
  • The required content of Gladue reports including proper composition, structure, referencing and presentation of reports
  • How to construct good recommendations for the court; and prepare for examination of the report and the writer for court

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is offering this training in collaborative partnership with Dr. Jane Dickson, Associate Law and Legal Studies Professor at Carleton University.

Over ten weeks of learning, participants develop an understanding of the importance of story-telling as healing, the role of historic trauma, historic trauma responses, and intergenerational effects in the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Supported by interactive Adobe Connect sessions, participants obtain resources and learn research skills to assist in crafting good reports and making viable and appropriate sentencing recommendations.

There are two time options for the mandatory Adobe Connect sessions for each module to accommodate most schedules.


Length: 5 modules over 10 weeks plus skills assessment

COST $1,800
Study is a combination of:
  • 7.5 hours of online lecture
  • 7.5 hours of visual discussion groups
  • 2 hours assessment (interview skills, oral presentation of mock Gladue report)
Please allow for 10 hours of reading and 15-20 hours for completion of assignments.


  • Completion of the mock Gladue report to an appropriate standard
  • Close mentorship of the Gladue writer by the lead trainer through two actual Gladue reports

Please allow for 10 hours of reading and 15-20 hours for completion of assignments.

“If we ever had even a micro-second of doubt that Gladue must be pushed in BC, that was wasted time. BC needs effective Gladue writers and reports more now than ever.”

Dr. Jane Dickson