Important Information

Some things to keep in mind as you look for a mediator on this website:

About the Rosters

Mediate BC is the designated rostering organization for Mediators in the province of British Columbia and is therefore committed to maintaining the highest standards. All mediators on the Mediate BC rosters have met the criteria for admission, agreed to comply with the standards of conduct, completed annual professional development, and are subject to the society's complaint process.

The mediators you will find listed in the roster directories come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some are practicing lawyers while others are social workers, psychologists, counselors, teachers, clergy, and just about any other profession. You are encouraged to visit individual mediator profiles to see what experiences they bring to the table. 

Mediators marked as "Associate" went through a slightly different admissions process with fewer requirements for entry. They tend to be newer to the field, with less training and/or experience. The difference in admission criteria can be found here.

Basics of Mediation

If you're not entirely sure how mediation works, we encourage you to visit the What is Mediation page for a basic introduction with an informative video.  

Disclaimer

Each mediator on the Civil, Family, and Med-Arb Rosters has met the criteria established for admission, as described on the Applying to the Mediate BC Rosters page. However, Mediate BC makes no warranties or representations respecting the work performed by any of its Roster mediators. Information concerning mediators on the Civil Roster has been provided to the Society by individual mediators. You should confirm this information, and seek further information, directly from the individual mediators.

Each mediator on the Child Protection Roster has met standards for training and experience. For more information about the manner in which mediators join the Roster, please go to http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/child-protection-mediation.

Complaints Process

The Mediate BC Society has a Complaint Process to deal with allegations of misconduct or breach of the Society's Standards of Conduct by mediators on its Civil or Family Rosters.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

How much does mediation cost?
How long does mediation take?
Is mediation voluntary?
What if the other person doesn’t want to mediate?
I don’t want to talk to the other person. So why mediate?
What should I look for in choosing a mediator?
I do not want to be in the same room as the person I am in conflict with, is mediation still an option?
How do I prepare for a mediation?
Who attends mediation?
What happens if we can’t resolve our issues in mediation?
I don’t think I can have a conversation with the other person. Is mediation a waste of time?
Is mediation safe?
I live in a remote area, is mediation still an option?
How can I be sure I’m getting a fair deal in mediation?

 

Find A Mediator

Mediate BC's user-friendly online roster system allows individuals and organizations to search for a mediator with the skills and experience they are seeking.