Arlene H. Henry, KC

  • Vancouver, Greater Vancouver
  • Office: 604-451-4072
  • C.Med., Q.C., LL.B.

Family Roster Mediator Details

Experienced in First Nations issues; working with diverse cultures; and skilled in mediating large multi-party disputes.
Arlene is a lawyer, mediator, neutral child interviewer, parenting coordinator, med-arbitrator, adjudicator, instructor and dispute resolution coach. She has been mediating since 1998 and is particularly interested in the mindful restructuring of families, in the areas of family, estate and business law.

Arlene’s insight and understanding of people and conflict creates the perfect balance between empathy and directive guidance.
As a Dispute Resolution professional, she is both skilled and trained to assist her clients using any number of options within the conflict resolution spectrum from negotiation through mediation to arbitration, applied to several areas of law, including family, wills and estates, business and indigenous matters.

She was called to the BC bar in 1986; completed her mediation training at both the Justice Institute of BC and CLEBC in 1998; and took her arbitration training Part I, II and III with ADRIC in 2002. She has completed numerous advanced training courses and workshops, including training in cultural differences and in working with high-conflict people. She is a panel member with ADRIC (ADRBC) and VanIAC, and is also a certified comprehensive family mediator with Family Mediation Canada.

Arlene sat 8 years as a member of Mediate BC’s Roster Committee, is currently on each of the Civil, Family, Child Protection and Med-Arb Rosters and has a special interest in children & youth participation in dispute resolution processes. Arlene recently completed more than 8 years on the Board of both the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society and the BC Hear the Child Society and is actively involved in the development of each discipline within BC and Canada. Arlene served for nine years as the Law Society of BC appointment to the City of Vancouver Building Board of Appeal and served a six year term on the Vancouver Foundation’s Children, Youth & Families Advisory Committee.

Arlene has co-designed and taught the Family Law Mediation curriculum and courses and the Med-Arb training course and is a course designer and Instructor for parenting coordination training, family/civil arbitration training & family violence screening courses for advanced education agencies primarily in BC.

Arlene is a former member of the Employment Assistance Appeal Tribunal and the Police Complaint Commission Mediator Roster. She is also experienced in working with aboriginal First Nations in both BC and Ontario, including assisting with the implementation of the treaties for each of the Tsawwassen First Nation and the Maa-nulth First Nations.

She has presented on various family dispute matters on numerous occasions for CLEBC, TLABC, AFCC, FDRIO and at other international, national and regional dispute resolution and family related conferences.

Her mediation style is facilitative, flexible and she is highly skilled in mediating multi-party disputes. Her approach is to assist participants in identifying and achieving their mutual goals within an informal, yet pragmatic environment.

***Also on Mediate BC Med-Arb Roster***
  • Elder Mediation
  • Family Business
  • Financial Issues
  • General Family Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Separation & Divorce
  • $450 - $495
    Canada, British Columbia, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern BC, Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
    Available upon request. Standard $450 hourly rate, plus gst & pst, for all Mediation and pre-Mediation activities, including pre-mediation Meetings/Conferences, screening interviews, reviewing Mediation Briefs, etc. Hourly rate may vary depending on complexity of issues and number of participants.

    Out of pocket expenses, including facility rental and catering, are billed at cost. Mileage is charged at $.60/km and may be billed for travel east of Langley and west of Lions Bay.
    No cancellation fee if cancelled on one week or more notice. We reserve the right to charge a minimum cancellation fee of $1,000, plus any disbursements incurred to the date of the cancellation, if cancelled within one week of mediation, and not rescheduled.