Updated: September 25, 2020

A Gladue report is a pre-sentencing report that makes recommendations to a judge about what an appropriate sentence might be for an Indigenous person convicted of a crime. Gladue reports can be prepared for anyone who self-identifies as Indigenous. Gladue reports consider the unique systemic or background factors that may have a played a part in the Indigenous person being charged with a criminal offence. The Criminal Code makes it mandatory for judges to consider these factors in sentencing an Indigenous person regardless of whether a Gladue report has been prepared.