Helping others navigate conflict for over 40 years!
That's right, for over 40 years we have been working hard to make our communities better and safer. It's time to share our conflict tips and tricks with the world.
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“I came away from the courses with practical advice and processes that I could immediately put into practice. I would highly recommend that everyone take their courses!”
“Excellent training programs--I owe a big part of my career success to Mediation Services!”
“Excellent trainer, useful knowledge and a worthwhile investment in your professional development.”
"Every time I take a Mediation Services course I walk away with immediately useful skills and a change of perspective I didn’t expect.”
Facilitating peaceful interactions to transform relationships.
Caring – demonstrating openness, compassion and empathy for people and situations and a desire to help others.
Collaborating – Fostering relationships and better outcomes through working together.
Empowering – Providing resources, tools and practice to build knowledge, develop accountability and grow in capacity and confidence.
Integrity – living out our principles of restorative justice and conflict resolution.
We are at the forefront of restorative justice and conflict resolution movement.
Mediation Services was established in 1979 as a project of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba in response to a concern both for people victimized by crime and for the high number of people being incarcerated in Canada.
We began developing a new process in 1983 to refer select pre-trial court cases to mediation. This eventually led to a youth mediation project and an increased number of referrals from the justice system.
In 1992, we amalgamated with the Community Dispute Centre to become Mediation Services: A Community Resource for Conflict Resolution, with funding from Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba.
Throughout our development, we relied on volunteers to facilitate mediations and made training and apprenticeship development a priority. We developed rigorous standards for our mediators and have maintained our grassroots approach to conflict resolution.
Today, we receive between 300 – 500 court referrals a year to our Restorative Action Centre and provide assistance to many groups, individuals and families through our Community Resolution Centre. Our training initiative Resolution Skills Centre has grown into a vibrant program recognized for its high-quality peacemaking and conflict resolution teachings locally, nationally and internationally.
We have made ourselves a leader in conflict resolution and are proud of the reputation our services and training have developed.