Conflict Resolution Week 2020

Every year Mediate BC hosts Conflict Resolution Week to raise public awareness of the many collaborative conflict resolution processes available to help solve problems. This year's theme is "Conflict is Scary."

Scroll down to see the many public events happening this year! 

PignPotato Games is a collective of conflict resolution professionals creating collaborative games. This year, 10 mediators from BC and Washington State have been working together to create new games to present and test at the start of Conflict Resolution Week. Join to hear about the process of creation, ideas in development, and to test games at whatever state they are in after 6 hours of creation! Register to receive the Zoom link. Free.

For Conflict Resolution Week, Julie will be joined by Sharon Sutherland to talk Conflict and Zombies! Tune in to IG Live at 6pm for a fascinating discussion of scary conflict!

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Join Julie Daum on Instagram Live for weekly conversations with active members of the Conflict Resolution community and other fascinating people.

Are you writing about conflict resolution? Looking for inspiration and support? Join CoRe’s online writers meet-up on Tuesdays 10:00-noon. Meet colleagues, discuss projects, and spend focused time writing. Everyone welcome.

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Join Kat Bellamano and Amanda Semenoff on Instagram Live for a QCRS Q&A.

You can send questions ahead of time to or ask live at 4:30pm

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Hosted by CoRe Conflict Resolution Society andFacilitated by C.D. Saint

Join CoRe for a horror movie night the Movie starts at 9:00pm.

We will be watching The Invitation (2015, dir. Karyn Kusama, wri. Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi)

Watch the trailer here:

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that opens old wounds and creates new tensions.


If possible, people should come prepared with the Telewatch Party extension on their Google Chrome browser. (More details on installation below).

How does this work?

At 8:30pm, we will open a meeting via Zoom:

This will give us space to iron out any technical troubles we run in to.

Then, at 8:50pm, on that Zoom meeting, we will share the private link to the Telewatch Party.

Watchers will follow the link to join the party, and gain access to a chat feature on screen.

At 9:00pm sharp, we will hit play on the movie. There will be subtitles on, and no intermission in the 1hr40min movie.

Once the movie is over, we will reconvene at the same Zoom link for a quick wrap-up.

Be ready with your popcorn and drinks and something to hold when you get scared!

Directions for Telewatch Party

Make sure you have Google Chrome as your browser for this event. If you do not have it on your computer, you can download it here and follow Google's installation instruction based on your computer type (it's free!):

Then, please add the Telewatch Party extension to your Google Chrome browser, which you can do here (it's also free!):

Once we give you the link to the movie (at 8:50pm over Zoom), you will need to click the red NP button in the top left of the movie screen. It may ask if you want to "start the party", but you can simply click onto the movie screen to exit that pop-up. Your host will start the party at 9:00.

If you have trouble with any of these steps, make sure to join us at 8:30pm for assistance.

BC Today's Michelle Eliot is joined by Ashley Syer for a Call-In show about hard conversations and conflict. 

Tune in to your local CBC station at 12pm or listen live on the internet here


Free monthly online clinics providing information on conflict resolution.

Mediate BC receives many calls every week from members of the public who want to understand how mediation works, how to select a mediator, how to ask another person to mediate, and many more questions about how to access the tools to solve their problems collaboratively. These clinics offer you an opportunity to have your questions answered directly by a mediator.

October 28th, 2:00-5:00 Drop-in or email zoe.stryd [at] for an appointment

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Don’t miss the Free Public talk by Stella Sabiiti at 8pm! 

Stella is UN Women Advisor to the African Union Peace and Security Department. She’ll be joining us from Ethiopia to share her thoughts on Incorporating African Indigenous Values in Preventing Violence, Resolving Conflicts and Sustaining Peace.

Click here for access details: 



In partnership with the CLE Virtual Conflict Resolution Conference 2020, please join us for this attendee-driven event where you choose the speakers! Registrants submit ideas for presentations and, two weeks prior to the event, everyone who registered votes on the topics they'd most like to hear! Presenters can choose between 5 minute, 15, minute, or 30 minute formats. 

Topics will be relevant to the field of Conflict Resolution and the focus is on building on the collective wisdom and applying great ideas to practice. We highly encourage presenters to think about participant engagement beyond the traditional Q&A. We challenge you to make attending on Zoom as fun and as tactile as possible!

Expect to meet collaborative conflict resolution minded people who will challenge your standard way of doing things. Come to discuss and build creative experiences with your fellow practitioners! 

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Mediators Wendy Lakusta, Sharon Sutherland, and Darsey Meredith will be releasing a series of five short videos on Happiness Hacks during Conflict Resolution Week. New videos will be posted each weekday morning. Follow CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic on TwitterYouTubeFacebook, or LinkedIn to catch the daily releases.

Watch the first video now!