By participating in our public events and writing for our blog, volunteers have put in many hours to help educate the public about mediation as an option in a variety of contexts.

Volunteering is an enriching experience for everyone involved. Members of the public are learning about mediation as an option to help them effectively deal with the conflict that inevitably enters their lives and workplaces. Other organizations learn about resources to provide to their clients who experience conflict. Mediate BC benefits enormously as you help us provide a much broader public outreach than we could otherwise. Finally, volunteering helps the volunteers themselves to promote their practices, to connect with other mediators, and to provide a real value to the public.

We have had volunteer participation for many years and in the past year we stepped up our game significantly in providing volunteer opportunities tors at events to mark Conflict Resolution Week and Family Day.

I hope that we can provide even more opportunities in the coming year. Keep an eye out calls for volunteers in our newsletters if you would like to get involved, and if you have ideas for new avenues for Mediate BC and our Roster Mediators to support your organization or community through volunteering, please get in touch!

Thank you to our 2014/2015 volunteers! We appreciate your generosity and support.

Rahul Aggarwal Brenda Hooper Viola Neufeld
Rebecca Alleyne Darrin Hotte Alex Ning
Grace Baker Kyra Hudson Chris Ortner
Nancy Baker Doug Husband Emily Pos
Audra Bayer Roy Johnson Janko Predovic
Sheila Begg Sandra Kahle John Radford
Kathleen Bellamano Darlene Kavka Karen Redmond
Fazal Bhimji Sharon Kelly Amy Robertson
Patsy Bourassa Vivian Kerenyi Christiaan Rothman
George Brose Aurora Johannson Marlene Russo
Catherine Brink Wendy Lakusta Elise Schopper-Brigel
Colleen Cattell Michael Lomax Colleen Selby
Bev Churchill Yuki Matsuno Shamim Shivji
Mike Collyer Sandy Milne Ron Smith
Anouk Crawford Ron Monk Susan Smith
Jen Crawford Elaine McCormack Donna Soules
Julie Daum Julia Menard Norm Smookler
Jamie Elrington Liza Miles Colin Spencer
Jenn Errico Dan Miller Sharon Sutherland
Jory Faibish Kevin Moye Paul Taberner
Gary Fitzpatrick Liana Murphy Yannie Tai
Brian Gibbard Bill Murphy-Dyson Tammy Van Hinte
Bob Groves Leslie Palleson Lori Williams
Neil Hain Shelina Neallani Ben Ziegler
Leanne Harder    


I would also like to recognize our Board of Directors and members of our Roster Committee, all of whom serve on a volunteer basis. Their guidance and oversight is invaluable to Mediate BC. These are time-consuming and intense volunteer roles that provide an enormous benefit to all of us in the mediation community.Thank you to all the current and past Directors and Roster Committee members who served Mediate BC over the past year:

Board of Directors

  • Peter Behie, Board Chair
  • Gail Bedard
  • Judge Andrea Brownstone
  • Ian Doddington
  • Brian Gibbard
  • Jean Greatbatch
  • Bill Keen
  • Michael Lomax
  • Jane Morley
  • Wayne Plenert
  • Judge Donna Senniw
  • Paul Taberner

Roster Committee

  • Sheila Begg
  • Nick de Domenico
  • Arlene H. Henry
  • Carol Hickman
  • Michael Lomax
  • Wayne Plenert

Thank you all!

Monique Steensma
CEO, Mediate BC


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