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Administrators - Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR)

Daniel Markus

Daniel Markus is the Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR) since January 2019. 

Throughout his life, he has been deeply involved in various non-violence, peace and social reconciliation community-based capacity building programs in Mexico. He is board director in two Latin American foundations which foster the practice of forgiveness and develop peace education programs (Violence-Free School Communities), including the creation of an Institute for Peace offering a “Mediation and Peacebuilding” degree. Daniel also brings 15 years of experience as a strategic director in an organizational and branding consultancy. 

He holds a Third Party Neutral certificate from CICR, a Master's degree in Conflict Studies from Saint Paul University, and a Master’s degree in Human Development (Person-Centred Approach and humanistic psychotherapy) from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. But more than anything, he holds the conviction that the human spirit and human relationships can be restored –even after unspeakable violence and trauma– and the hope and confidence that victims can become victors, and that all persons and communities can become agents of positive change and peace.

Miranda Merry

Miranda Merry has been the Office Manager at CICR since January 2017. She holds a 160-hour Third-Party Neutral certificate from CICR, she has completed Circle Foundations (Level I), the Deep-Rooted Conflict Seminar and Community Mediation Ottawa's 21-Hour Training. Currently, she manages the daily operations such as bookkeeping, event logistics, marketing, etc. She also promotes CICR at community events.

Miranda has 8 years experience in the non-profit sector working in various programs in the Niagara and Ottawa regions and 2 years experience managing an international finance company. In 2010, she was chosen as a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and in 2015, she co-founded an anti-tobacco campaign that was instrumental in closing loopholes in government legislation regarding tobacco products. Miranda has always had a passion for youth engagement and has delivered training to hundreds of young people in health promotion, media advocacy, public policy and more recently, in conflict resolution. She firmly believes that youth are the leaders of today, not tomorrow. 



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