Our goal in holding this training for queer and trans people is to build skills and capacity within our communities that will ultimately help us all communicate better with one another and avoid conflicts. Conflicts which as you know, can really impact the people involved and the communities surrounding them. Long-term, we would like to try and create a mediation team or service specifically catered to queer and trans communities. We are happy to be partnering with Community Mediation Ottawa (CMO) for this and gain skills and experience in mediation and conflict while we work towards this long term goal. We are encourage collective members actively be involved with CMO, attending their mediation practice nights and joining their roster of mediators.
Requests for mediation
Currently the collective is modifying the structure of CMOs model and are hoping to present the process in a community meeting this fall.
About Community Mediation Ottawa
Community Mediation Ottawa (CMO) offers free mediation services to Ottawa residents. Our volunteer mediators offer confidential, impartial, conflict resolution services to two or more people who are having a disagreement. CMO can help participants resolve their immediate dispute as well as give them tools to manage future conflicts. Mediators assist participants in developing their own solutions to problems, thus creating longer-lasting agreements.
CMO does not handle family issues such as divorce, separation, custody or estates. CMO also does not handle commercial disputes where significant sums of money are involved.
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