In order to request a Gladue report, your client must self-identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit.
Applications of Gladue reports
To ensure fair treatment of Indigenous people, defence counsel, crown counsel and the judge all have an obligation to apply Gladue principles. The BCFNJC writes Gladue reports for the following types of hearings:
- Bail hearings
- Sentencing hearings
- Reviews in First Nation/Indigenous court
- Dangerous offender hearings
- Long term offender hearings
- Not criminally responsible hearings
Note: The BCFNJC does not prepare Gladue reports for the purposes of plea negotiations.
Requesting a Gladue report
Using the Gladue Information Management System (GIMS)
BCFNJC uses GIMS to facilitate online requests for Gladue reports. In order to request a Gladue report, defence counsel needs to register an account with GIMS. For assistance in registering with and using GIMS, please reference the document below.
For further information on how to use the GIMS portal, please click the button below to view an instructional video.
Once you have opened the GIMS portal, you will be required to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the following documents:
You must be a lawyer registered with the Law Society of BC to request a Gladue report. To initiate a Gladue report, please use the button below.
For a helpful guide to prepare Gladue submissions, please check out:
The Gladue Submissions Guide was published by Legal Services Society BC, now Legal Aid BC.
The Gladue Principles: A Guide to the Jurisprudence
The BC First Nations Justice Council is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated new book, The Gladue Principles: A Guide to the Jurisprudence, by Professor Benjamin Ralston.
The development of this book was commissioned by the BCFNJC with the goal of spurring greater action to implement Gladue principles across the country. Our hope is that this guide will serve as an important cornerstone in supporting this essential work. The book is provided free of charge below via a PDF download along with four user guides, depending on area of use.