Community Mediation

Course Code: ADR 5005

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Disputes are not confined to just the courtroom and can occur daily as part of every facet of life, whether it is between neighbours, among non- profit organizations, between roommates and even within our schools. This course will examine the impact conflict has on one's community and the role an ombudsman or a mediator plays in assisting the community to resolve the conflict. The Aboriginal community is emphasized, including practices of restorative justice and healing circles, with a focus on local circle facilitation initiatives. Tied to ethical issues in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), this course serves to build on the skills and ability students will gain to handle the stress that exists in their current environments and to extend their knowledge of their cultural awareness.