Cynthia Fidler

  • Duncan, Southern Vancouver Island
  • N/A
  • M.A. Counselling , C.C.C.

All child protection mediators have extensive training and education in dispute resolution, with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the aboriginal context, child welfare and mental health/addictions.

Child Protection Roster Mediator Details

My specialized skills are working with complex and intergenerational trauma, mostly with Indigenous peoples living on and off reserve. I have specific training in trauma, intimate partner violence, addictions, and mental health. My goal in mediation follows the Cree word Kîyam, meaning everyone will have their say and leave with a sense of peace.
I am Métis with family ties to Red River territories in Manitoba, was raised in Saskatchewan, and have been living as a guest in the territories of the Quw’utsun Huulmuhw since 2008. I have been working along side Indigenous families both on and off reserve for 20 years. My academic training includes a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology where I study the value if traditional knowledge in mental health. I also hold a post-graduate degree in Complex Trauma from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), and 200+ hours of training in Family Mediation through JIBC.

My experience includes working in trauma counselling, intimate partner violence, addictions, Aboriginal child welfare in family preservation and reunification, family group conferencing, traditional decision making, and child protection mediation.

kinanâskomitin, Cynthia Fidler
North, Vancouver Island