Neighbourhood and Community Conflict
Conflict within our communities is natural, and can often benefit from intervention from a neutral third party.
Neighbourhood conflict encompasses a variety of situations in which individuals from the community find themselves in dispute with each other, regarding issues that may not be addressed by municipal bylaws or the Criminal Code. Some examples of this are property line issues, trees, offensive behaviors, and snow clearing.
Often the issues that are identified above are symptomatic of underlying concerns that can be addressed through mediation. Mediation allows neighbours who are in conflict with each other to discuss their concerns in a neutral and safe environment where they can be heard, and work towards an agreement that works for both of them.
Contact Mediation Services intake line at 204-925-3434 to discuss your concerns with our intake worker. They will forward you the intake application form to fill out and to send back to us. Once we receive the form we will open the file, assign a caseworker and coordinate individual meeting times with both parties. Mediation Services will then conduct a mediation session between the two parties to help them generate understanding of each other’s issues and concerns, and to work towards an agreement. If the parties reach a verbal agreement we can draft a written agreement for them if desired.
Neighbourhood conflict resolution services are offered at no cost to the participants, and donations are always welcome.
If you would prefer to speak to someone in our office,
contact our Intake Line at 204-925-3434 (this voicemail is monitored on Tuesdays & Thursdays).
Alternatively you may reach someone at our intake line by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you are seeking mediation services for a conflict within a community group such as a non-profit, church, or board or directors, please follow the workplace intake application process.
“I WOULD RECOMMEND MEDIATION SERVICES TO ANYONE HAVING CONFLICT WITH A NEIGHBOUR. IT’S A NEUTRAL PLACE WHERE YOU CAN EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS, HEAR THE OTHER PERSON AND COME TO A RESOLUTION TOGETHER. WE NOW HAVE AN OPEN LINE OF COMMUNICATION WITH OUR NEIGHBOUR AND IT’S THANKS TO MEDIATION SERVICES.”
— FORMER NEIGHBOURHOOD CONFLICT CLIENT