Opportunities for Mediators

Mediate BC staff members watch for opportunities that may be of interest to Registered Roster Mediators, Associates, and learning mediators.

On this page, you will find current information on:

  • Work and volunteer opportunities
  • Community events
  • Courses of potential interest to conflict resolution professionals
  • Discounts for courses, conferences and more for RRMs and Associates
  • Calls for Proposals for conflict resolution conferences and publications

You will also find a community calendar that provides links to upcoming events and deadlines.

In sharing these opportunities, Mediate BC seeks to collect information of value to the conflict resolution community in one convenient location. Posting of information does not mean that Mediate BC endorses a program. Mediators seeking to rely on activities for training or continuing professional development should confirm that the activity is recognized by Mediate BC for that purpose.

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Mediator Jobs & Opportunities

Decision-Maker/Team Lead, Employment Standards Branch (Multiple BC locations)

The responsibilities of the Decision-Maker/Team Lead role consist of a balance of leadership activities and administrative decision making. The position supports a team of investigators who investigate and resolve complaints under the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (the “TFWPA”). The Decision-Maker/Team Lead is responsible for overseeing these investigations, reviewing investigation reports, and writing decisions on investigations which do not voluntarily resolve. View Job Posting.

Closing Date: Jan 23
Mediator Specialist (Toronto)

Are you an experienced labour relations practitioner? Do you have superior skills to assist, employers and trade unions in collective bargaining, grievance resolution and the development of labour relations? The Dispute Resolution Services branch of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is looking for individuals with extensive experience in labour relations.  View Job Posting.

Closing Date: Jan 23

Call for Proposals


Call for Papers - Societies Special Edition on Language, Identity and Conflict: A Cultural Perspective from Above and from Below

The main objective of this Special Issue is to scrutinize the concepts of conflict, language, and identity, factors of their relationship formation and transformation across different countries and communities in a diverse context. Learn more here.

Closing Date: Mar 15, 2023


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Mediate BC Mentorship Program for Associates

Mediate BC has launched a new Mentorship Program for Associate Mediators on any of its rosters. Associates can now register for mentored co-mediation opportunities with our panel of highly qualified mentors. These co-mediations will follow a structured experiential learning model and mediations conducted through the Program will meet the experience criteria for Roster experience.

What is the Mentorship Program?

The Mentorship Program is an opportunity for Associate Mediators to gain co-mediation experience within a structured mentorship model. Associates register for a single co-mediation and are assigned to a mentor who will meet with the Associate to discuss learning objectives and styles. The mentor will work with the Associate to prepare for and co-mediate a full mediation and will provide constructive feedback following the mediation.

What kinds of mediations are included in the Mentorship Program?

Most mentored co-mediations will be part of Mediate BC’s non-profit appointment process. Mediate BC provides low bono mediations across the non-profit sector, and especially in non-profit housing. Matters may be disputes between tenants, staff conflict, or even family conflict. Most mediations will include at least two pre-mediation sessions with the parties and one or two joint sessions. Typically, matters are time-limited to between 5 and 10 hours of mediation time. Associates will participate in all aspects of the matter, including discussion with the Mentor of the best process in the specific circumstances of the matter.

What are the requirements for participating?

Associates in good standing on any of Mediate BC’s roster are eligible to participate.

Can I be assured that I will only get family or civil files?

Initially, the majority of files will be civil matters. Family Associates will have the first opportunity to participate in any family files that are referred through this program. We will explore additional family referrals if demand exceeds referrals during the launch of the Program.

How quickly can I expect to receive a file?

This Program is in the early stages and we will be building the number of referrals over time. Initially, you can expect to be notified when you are assigned to a mentor and to have the opportunity to discuss your learning needs with them. When they receive a referral, they will contact you and will work with you on scheduling. It may be several weeks from the time that you apply to the Program before you receive a referral. Since most files will require quick response, you will be asked to keep your Mentor notified of your availability.

How do I apply?

Please complete this application and submit it to Mediate BC. You will be notified when you have been matched with a Mentor and will be asked to pay your Mentorship fee at that time.

How much does a mentored co-mediation cost?

Each mentored co-mediation will cost $325 + GST.

Can I register for more than one co-mediation?

In order to ensure that all Associates have an opportunity to participate in this Program, you can only apply for one co-mediation at a time. Once you have completed a co-mediation, you can re-apply and will be waitlisted for the next available mentor. 

Apply Here

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