On a white background, the following logos are placed on each corner: Department of Justice Canada, Clicklaw, LawMatters, and Courthouse Libraries BC. In the middle-center, a box with an orange background displays the text "Basics of the YCJA for Service Providers". A smaller box with an orange background below it displays the text "A Webinar - Sept 9th, 2020".

Basics of the YCJA for Service Providers

Do you work with youth? Are you interested in learning more about the recent changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)?

Clicklaw and LawMatters are partnering to support a webinar delivered by the Department of Justice Canada and hosted by Courthouse Libraries BC.


This 2-hour training session is for front line service providers, public librarians and legal advocates

What you will learn

The session will provide insight into the YCJA and its principles. Participants can expect to understand better and contextualize:

  • the principles of the YCJA,
  • recent amendments to the Act,
  • the objectives behind these amendments,
  • administration of justice offences, and 
  • bail and sentencing principles and conditions.

About the instructor

The instructor for this course, Sandra Couture, is a member of the Quebec Bar who works with Justice Canada in the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiative Section. She provides legal and policy advice on all matters related to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Canada’s youth justice system.

When & how

Date: September 9, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (PDT)

Cost: free

How: online via Zoom over 2-hours, which includes time for a Q&A period

Please note we will NOT make a recording of this training session.



Supporting material

Click to download the two-pager overview here: Overview of the YCJA Amendments (PDF)

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