Mediation Services helps you, a group you are in, or someone you know, deal with conflict. Our trained mediators work with all parties in a conflict, helping them come to an agreement – and helping them move forward positively.
The Art of Dealing with Conflict
In all our work – mediations and trainings – we promote and use the principle of participation to help restore and build positive relationships.
Neighborhood conflicts…noise, parking, fences, property issues or pets.
Interpersonal problems…housemates, roommates,family members, friends.
Landlord-tenant…maintenance, privacy, noise.
Commercial issues…small claims, contractors.
Free Mediation Services
Mediation is the process of negotiating a resolution to a dispute with the help of an impartial third party. It allows each party to speak about the dispute from their own perspective and work together on a solution that benefits everyone. The mediators assist you in discussing your interests, needs and options
for a settlement.
Private and confidential. Mediators will not tell anyone else what they hear during the process.
Quick and flexible. It happens at a time and place that is good for everyone.
Informal. It is easy to understand our process.
You are in control. There is no agreement until you are satisfied.
If you are interested in having one of our volunteer mediators assist you in resolving a dispute or would like to find out more about our volunteer mediation program, please contact Randy Janzen at 250.365.1288.
Mediation Skills Level 1
In this 2-weekend workshop, participants will learn skills to mediate disputes quickly and effectively. Using a peer mediation model, participants will learn how to help people find solutions to their immediate problems and resolve conflicts in the future.