You can search for a mediator in one of our three directories:
Mediators in our civil directory mediate a broad range of civil/non-family disputes, including commercial disputes and those relating to construction, employment, environment, housing, human rights, land use, negligence, personal injury, small business and wills and estates. The Directory of Civil Mediators also contains sub-rosters for police complaints through the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) and for civil mediation services connected with the Vancouver Justice Access Centre (VJAC).
The Society selects a mediator from the civil directory when asked to appoint a mediator under one of the Notice to Mediate Regulations (Supreme Court) or Small Claims Rule 7.3 - Mediation for Claims Between $10,000 and $25,000.
Mediators in our family directory mediate a variety of family-related matters, including reorganization of the family after separation or divorce, parenting, financial support and property matters connected to separation or divorce, family business, family property or finances, family inheritance and estates, responsibility for care of elderly parents, adoption, pre-nuptial issues, and intra-family conflicts.
NEW: Mediators in our associate mediator directory are trained mediators who are in the process of gaining mediation experience. They are available to co-mediate with more experienced mediators in both civil and family matters. Some of the associate family mediators may also be Law Society of BC accredited Family Law Mediators or certified Family Mediation Canada mediators and available to mediate solo.
Mediators on the British Columbia Child Protection Mediation Program (CPMP) Roster mediate child protection matters pursuant to section 22 of the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA), which provides for mediation to be used as a viable dispute resolution option when child welfare social workers and other people who are responsible for the child, disagree about the child’s safety, well being and plan of care. Mediators on the Child Protection Roster have met standards set by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and have successfully participated in a selection process. More information about child protection mediation is available at http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/child-protection-mediation.
To access the video on Child Protection Mediation, select one of the "Watch Movie" tabs. "Sharing Experience" is a 5 minute video clip of experienced Child Protection mediators sharing their perspectives on Child Protection mediation. The full 30 minute production is available for borrowing from the Mediator Roster Office in Vancouver (contact us). The video was produced in conjunction with the Child Protection Mediation Program, Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General (July 2009).
Some of the mediators in the Directory of Child Protection Mediators may also be members of the Society's Civil or Family Roster. If you are interested in choosing a mediator to resolve a dispute other than a child protection dispute pursuant to section 22 of the CFCSA, please search either the Directory of Civil Mediators or the Directory of Family Mediators.
NEW: Mediators on our retired mediator directory are experienced mediators who wish to stay connected, maintain professional affiliation with a larger mediation community and perhaps share their knowledge and extensive experience with others. Retired Roster mediators may not mediate for fees but may mediate pro bono.