Resources for Mediators

The documents listed on this page are intended to be used as guides and models for mediators in British Columbia. They are not to be used in place of legal advice and should be adapted to fit the circumstances in which they are used.

Guidelines, Procedures and Tools for Screening and Assessment

Safety Screening in Family Mediation (PDF): Prepared by Colleen Getz, C.A. Walker & Associates, for the B.C. Mediator Roster Society (Victoria, BC, January 2008) (A paper intended to raise awareness of screening for safety and to encourage family mediators - in particular Family Roster mediators - to explore current approaches and issues in screening.)

Mediation Agreements

Agreement to Mediate (PDF): Child Protection Mediation Program, Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Attorney General (BC)
Sample Agreement to Mediate in "Mediation in B.C.": Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Attorney General (BC).

Mediation Publications

Accommodating People with Disabilities - A  Reference Guide for Mediators (May 2009): A  general reference guide for working in mediation with people with all types of disabilities. The guide was produced in partnership with the Dispute Resolution Office (DRO), Ministry of Attorney General.

Additional Resources

Developing the Mediators' Lounge

Accompanying material: Top 10 Tips for Starting a Mediators' Lounge in Your Community

Mediator Fatigue and Burnout

Accompanying material: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Boundaries