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Are you passionate about community well-being, healthy neighbourhoods, restorative justice, & conflict resolution?

Would you like to support neighbours and community members so they're empowered to better hear each other & generate their own solutions together?


The training days run from 9:00 - 4:30, Nov 24, 25 & 26
(lunches and snacks included).


Community Mediation

Community mediation is a transformative and facilitative model for navigating conflict. It is part of a social justice, peacebuilding endeavour that promotes peaceful conflict resolution and skill building.

Community Mediation is rooted in the principles of Restorative Justice and is based on the Transformative Mediation approach (Bush & Folger, 1994; 2005). Our practice in Peterborough is also informed by compassionate Nonviolent Communication (Rosenberg, 1999; 2015).

Community Mediation Peterborough is a member of the Ontario Community Mediation Coalition

Our adult volunteers offer peer-to-peer mediation supports for adult neighbours in conflict. Our Grade 10-12 youth volunteers offer peer-to-peer mediation supports for Grade 7-9 students. Our teams also facilitate listening circles, community dialogues, and conflict resolution training.

This Ontario Community Mediators' Coalition (OCMC) recognized training will foster the skills you need to co-mediate in the Transformative Mediation style, and handle interpersonal conflicts between community members. It satisfies the training requirement for volunteering with Community Mediation Peterborough (an application and interview are also required to volunteer).

Transformative Mediation

Transformative mediation seeks to support parties towards empowering themselves in conflict to clearly express their view points, recognize the perspective of others, and collaborate towards mutually satisfying solutions. These concepts of empowerment and recognition are inherent in the Transformative Mediation approach, distinguishing it from settlement-based or other types of interest-based mediation and negotiation. The primary goal is to shift the relationship from antagionism to goodwill, and support the development of resolutions from that point.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960’s through his clinical practice counselling highly distressed youth and families, his work facilitating racial desegregation of Southern US high schools, providing conflict resolution training for teachers across the US, mediating between gangs in Chicago, and mediating internationally. NVC is a practical, interpersonal, application of Gandhi's and King’s principles of compassionate nonviolence. It engages restorative principles in day-to-day interactions and relationships. It also fosters awareness of interdependence. This skill set gives the practitioner increasing freedom to make choices that take care of one’s own needs while respecting the needs of others and strategicly contributing to increased well-being in community.


A Nonprofit Community Service

This non-profit initiative is housed by the John Howard Society of Peterborough, and managed in collaboration with Peterborough Police Services and Peterborough Housing Corporation. All proceeds from our trainings go directly toto cover the costs of training itself and to fund the ongoing costs of our free community mediation program.





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  • $250/ Adult - please click on the green "Tickets" button at the top, right, of this page
  • Youth (Grade 10, 11, & 12 only) register by e-mailing mediation@jhsptbo.com
    (Youth tuition is subsidized by the MCYS Ontario Youth Action Plan grant for Restorative Practices & Peer Mediation)

The training days run from 9:00 - 4:30, Nov 24, 25 & 26

Lunches and snacks will be provided.

Bring a pen, lined paper, and your curiosity.

  • ***Please note:
    This 3-day training normally costs $750 but, to increase accessibility, we are offering a reduced rate of $250 for adults. Youth tuition is subsidized by the MCYS Ontario Youth Action Plan grant for Restorative Practices & Peer Mediation.

    We ask that, in exchange, workshop participants submit a volunteer application and be willing to commit to 1 year of volunteering with Community Mediation Peterborough (pending volunteer application and screening processes):
    Adults - 10 hrs/month
    Youth - 4 hrs/ month

We really want you to attend if you're excited about this work.
If the reduced rate is still a barrier, please contact Marion, the Mediation Manager, to explore your possibilities: mediation@jhsptbo.com



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