Joan is a mediator, arbitrator, parenting coordinator, and writes Views of/Hear the Child Reports. Joan has worked with families for over 35 years in Ontario, the Northwest Territories (Nunavut) and British Columbia. Joan has education in Child & Youth Care, Law, Women’s Studies, Social Work and Conflict Resolution. She is a Chartered Mediator and a member of ADRBC, Mediate BC’s Civil, Family & Child Protection Rosters, Family Mediation Canada, the BC Parent Coordinator Roster, the Hear the Child Society, and the BC Association of Social Workers.
Joan continues to work mostly with families but also practices employment, community and elder mediation. Joan has served on the BC Employment Appeals Tribunal and continues to sit on the Property Assessment Review Panel. Joan lives with her partner and animals in the country on Vancouver Island.