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Joan Cotie
C.Med., M.S.W.
Mediator/arbitrator/parent coordinator/report writer
Vancouver Island, All of Province, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
Joan Cotie Mediation & Consulting Ltd.
Cobble Hill, BC

Office: (250) 213-1812
Cell: (250) 213-1812
Fax: (250) 743-0542

Family Roster Mediation Details
I have a large amount of experience in child protection issues, separation and divorce and parenting plans. I have a great deal of experience in lgbtq issues and working with those with disabilities. I have worked with large groups of people to resolve agency or family issues. I have access to mediation facilities in Nanaimo, Duncan, Cobble Hill, and Victoria.

$200 - $200 / hour

Sliding scale available based on income.

With 48 hours notice there is a fee for 2 hours of my fees payable by the party cancelling mediation.
With 24 hours notice there is a fee for 4 hours or the amount of time scheduled for mediation payable by the party cancelling mediation.
Special circumstances will be considered.


I have been practising as a mediator for 18 years and working with families in the social services for 38 years. I have been practising as a parent coordinator and arbitrator for 10 years.
I believe participants should be allowed to determine the course of their conflict resolution and work with the party's to plan their process with them.
I have recently begun practising in elder mediation and look forward to working with families to plan for their elder's care, estates and wills.
I work with party's in different geographic locations through distance mediation.
I wish to begin working in the area of ICBC mediations and am currently training for this.
I live with my partner and our animal friends in Cobble Hill.

Aboriginal Family Law Issues
  • Aboriginal Family Law Issues
Conflict within Families
  • Abuse/Sexual Abuse
  • Addiction Issues (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
  • Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Elder Mediation
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
  • Wills and Estates
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance and Estates
  • Financial Aspects of Separation
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Adoption
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Surrogacy/Egg & Sperm Donation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • Same Sex/Gender