Reports and Publications

Reports and Publications

Mediate BC produces annual, strategic and periodic reports to guide the development of the organization and structure its activities. The Society also submits reports to government and industry partners on request and when needed. These reports may be of interest to the public and will be published by date and topic for easy access.

Strategic Plan:

Strategic Plan (2013)

Annual Reports:

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Government Submissions:

Submission to the BC Judicial Review (May 9, 2012)

Response to the Green Paper: Modernizing British Columbia’s Justice System (June 22, 2012)

Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (September 20, 2013)


Choosing Mediation

History of Mediation:

History of Family Mediation in BC (October 2013)

History of Mediation in BC (November 30, 2007)

Special Reports:

Aboriginal Human Rights Interim Report (July 8, 2011)

"First Nations Legal Traditions and Customary Laws and the Human Rights Complaint Process: A Story, Reflections, Questions, Suggestions and an Offering"  Final Paper – Aboriginal Human Rights Project: First Nation Legal Traditions and Customary Laws and the Canadian Human Rights Process

Mediate BC's Court Mediation Program conducted a research project to determine whether characteristics of the Small Claims System, the Court Mediation Program, case characteristics and/or mediator characteristics were related to settlement at mediation. 

The final Report is posted here: "Three Years of Court-Connected Small Claims Mediation: The Importance of System, Program, Case, and Mediator Characteristics to the Court Mediation Program's Outcomes." (August 7, 2012)

Mediate BC conducted the Child Support Eligibility Mediation Project to pilot a mediation model incorporating both interest-based and evaluative approaches to help separated families resolve disputes concerning the eligibility of adult children for child support and special expenses. Evaluation of the Child Support Eligibility Mediation Pilot Project (July 2013)

Recognizing government, families and businesses want cost and time-effective dispute resolution processes, in 2013 Mediate BC prepared a business case for the use of mediation. A Case for Mediation: The Cost-Effectiveness of Civil, Family, and Workplace Mediation (January 2014)

Mediate BC has produced a discussion paper in response to complaints of bullying or harassment in the workplace that align with Bill 14 and the new occupational health and safety (WorkSafe BC) policies which took effect on November 1, 2013. Alternative Approaches to Preventing, Minimizing or Responding to Complaints of Bullying or Harassment in the Workplace (February 2014)