In the 2015 case of R v Schell ONSC 6013 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided upon a ‘creative’ sentence of three months to be served intermittently, in line with the principles in Gladue and Ipeelee (para. 40). The defendant, who had committed a robbery and assault, was eager to get back to work, and was likely to find work relatively quickly in his relevant field. The court also considered that employment was very important for the progress and self-esteem of the offender (para. 41).

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered that this sentence was an appropriate balance (para. 41)

[P]rinciples of restorative justice require that the Court do what it can to facilitate that while at the same time properly denouncing the crime and punishing the offender.