Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre program

A new specialized court will be set up in the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre to allow residents of two First Nations communities to access culturally sensitive court services.

Since the closure of the Baddeck court in 2015, residents of Wagmatcook and Waycobah have had to travel to Sydney or Port Hawkesbury to access courts.  The new court will also take into account cultural considerations and will be based on what have been called Wellness and Gladue courts in other jurisdictions in Canada.