The British Columbia Criminal Justice Association strives to contribute to society by educating, informing and promoting debate on criminal justice issues. We believe we are in a position where we are able to provide commentary and a forum for informed discussion about criminal justice issues from a perspective of “what works” and what is needed, rather than from a perspective of self-interest. Please join us and help make a difference!


W. (Bill) F. Foster – Abiit ad Astra


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Bill.  We, the members of the BCCJA Board, extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Jocelyn, and the rest of his family.

Throughout his life, Bill was committed to and for social justice.  Until his death, he was an active member of BCCJA and our Vancouver Island affiliate and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association.  He was also an active member and  former President of The John Howard Society of BC and The John Howard Society of Victoria.

He was a thoughtful, involved, and committed man both in spirit and in action.  We will miss him…

Here is a link to Bill’s obituary…