CICR Hosts a 1-Day Workshop: Exploring Diversity, Power and Privilege and its Role in Conflict

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October 13th, 2017: Join us for a special 1-day workshop!

This experiential learning workshop is designed to deepen our knowledge, skills and awareness about our invisible knapsacks and biases to share evidence-based research on the case of diverstiy and inclusion towards creating more inclusive and vibrant relationships. We'll deepen our self-awareness and examine socialized and entrenched notions of privilege, identity and power and its relationship to conflict. Lastly, we'll identify best practices we can apply to build positive and more fulfilling relationships. 

Cost: $300.00

Discounts: 50% off for students; 30% off for Not-for-profits

Date and time: October 13th, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa ON K1S 1C5

Registration: Email your name and any discounts you qualify for to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-235-5800 x6452 to register by phone.

About the trainers

Irene Roberts is a professional coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is certified in conflict management, (NLP) neuro-linguistic programming and in performing psychometric assessments, including Emotional Intelligence. Owner of Coaching-for-Results, she specializes in conflict management, career transition/ development, diversity and cultural sensitivity as well as leardership coaching. She is currently working as a Volunteer Co-Ordinator with Community Mediation Ottawa (CMO). 

Karima Kara is the CEO of, her specialty lies in leadership diversity and inclusion, conflict management and emotional intelligence. Karmine also co-piloted a successful conflict coaching program for Community Mediation Ottawa (CMO). Karima has received training as a mediator from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in the UK and she holds a Master's in Educational Leadership from McGill University. 

TPN-1 Pilot in Halifax at the Atlantic School of Theology

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October 30th to November 3rd, 2017

The CICR  ‘Third Party Neutral Conflict Resolution Certificate’ will be offered in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the beautiful campus of Atlantic School of Theology (AST). Through this unique, comprehensive and accredited four module program (160 hours), participants learn how to uncover the sources and dynamics of conflicts, clarify intentions, and facilitate the development of solutions toward reconciliation.  The first training module will be offered in the fall of 2017 and participants will receive a 40 hour certificate. A 160 hour Third Party Neutral Program Certificate is issued upon completion of all four modules. Please refer to this link in order to register for this training: 

Trainer: Patricia Brady, B.A, M.Ed, CCC, Certified Mediator (FMC) and Accredited Peace Professional. As a certified mediator and facilitator with more than 15 years of experience, Patricia is an expert in conflict resolution. Passionately dedicated, she has taught all four modules of the TPN program since 2010.

Project Coordinator: Marilyn J. Sweet, M. Div (AST1992) TPN (2015) Q. Med (2017)

You're invited: Heart of Light Concert September 28th, 2017

 Bradfield Heart of Light Poster

September 28th, 2017

Join us for a unique evening of music for the soul.

Celebrating hope, healing, peace and reconciliation featuring the music of talented artist Bradfield.

Inspired by his latest project, 'Heart of Gaia', Bradfield will be singing in baritone voice, accompanied by a grand piano and the sweet sounds of the Native American flute.

Buy tickets by clicking here or follow this link:

Come be a part of the Ottawa Peace Festival celebrations!

World Mediation Summit: June 13 to 16, 2017

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June 2017: 4th Annual World Mediation Summit in Madrid, Spain.

Mediation - The Future is Ours to Discover. A Collaborative Approach.

The Annual World Mediation Summit will bring together the most innovative minds in mediation as well as international thought provoking and forward thinking experts in the fields of ADR. The WMS will continue to include panels, sole presentations as well as workshops. Presentations may be conducted in either English or Spanish.

Congratulations to our Cree Nation Government Graduates

CICR wishes to congratulate its 2017 graduates of the 160-Hour Program in Capacity Building in Informal Conflict Resolution. Our Executive Director along with the participants, celebrated their achievements in March in Montreal, QC.


Graduates with Executive Director Iman Ibrahim.


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