Elections Facilitator Homalco Indian Band 2008

Facilitated interview questions of five candidates for the position of Chief of Homalco Indian Band by band members electors
This had been the first time in several years the election had been ‘peaceful’.

Awards, Publications, Memberships

‘Mediation Works’, Parenting Teens, Autumn 2007
10 year gold achievement Community Justice
Member of Family Mediation Canada 2008 to 2009
Reading Movement: whole brain learning through movement, voice and music copyright 2002
‘’The cost effectiveness of an ergonomic change: the modified tote box system’ in the Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation December 1993/January 1994
‘Massage therapist takes the pain out of work’ in Working World, Toronto Star 1987
Massage therapist helps keep Mid-Point team in shape’ in Magna People, December 1986
Comox Valley Zen Meditation blog at http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.com/
Comox Valley Parent/Teen blog at http://parentandteenmediation.blogspot.com/


31 JANUARY 2016


Owner/Director of Creative Health Services 1984 to 1999

Provided occupational health consulting in the form of on-site therapy, rehab placement, stress management and educational seminars, and ergonomic needs for companies such as Kimberly-Clark, Proctor and Gamble (Facelle), Baxter Corp, Canadian Tire Corporation, Levi-Strauss, Nestles and many other corporations 

Interview and assess families for participant permission, based upon intensity level of conflict, ability to participate in group conferencing and desire to achieve non-violent and successful outcomes
Assist families to develop new skills that will help to end the conflict in their homes. Participants learn effective strategies to improve relationships, develop positive communication skills, discover the importance of self-care, and regain control of their lives.

Facilitated groups of up to 25 people

Provides mediation support to ongoing case files at the Ministry of Child and Family Development and referrals from the Canadian Forces Comox Military Family Resource Centre, Comox Valley RCMP and local family centered organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and local schools;
Defuses high risk situations that often have involved police intervention, drugs, alcohol, and forms of family violence that range from verbal to physical aggression;
Links up high risk clients with therapists and community support structures;
Designs long term programs that allow families to access and achieve healthy lifestyles;

email:  adrian2@shaw.ca




Carleton University, Ottawa: Political Science and English 2008 B.A.
Justice Institute of British Columbia CORR 606 and FAM 115 Mediated Agreements completed Jan. 2008; and CORR 605 in Feb 2008
Short Term Dialogue Facilitation April 1, 2008 through CenterPoint – Conflict, and Collaborations Inc.
Triple P Teen Certification 2007 through Positive Parenting Program
ICAM, Victoria, Certification in Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution, 2003
Sutherland Chan Institute of Massage Therapy, Toronto 1981-82
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, 1975-77

Zen meditation instructor 2009 to present, and Sufi meditation instructor 2004 to 2006
Power of Hope: facilitator 2009

·    Frontline and Courtenay Aboriginal Visioning Group

·    Father Involvement Network, Courtenay, May 2007

Facilitator at Community Justice Center, Courtenay, since 2005
Volunteer at Calgary Young Offenders Correctional Center July and August 2002
Teacher at Elder College Courtenay, BC Oct to Dec 2002 “Whole Brain Learning”
Volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Comox) 2001


Parents Together/Parents without Power Struggles

Boys and Girls Club (Comox Valley)

December 2007 to July 2008

Owner/Director of Neurologics 1999 to 2005

Designed personal development programs for people that included martial arts, meditation, stress reduction, massage, health and whole brain learning systems