Mediation & Restorative Justice Professionals

To pursue our mission and achieve our goals, MRJC provides community services that are:

  • readily accessible;
  • confidential;
  • supplementary to existing legal and civil systems;
  • delivered by trained and skilled volunteers, staff and contractors;
  • entered into voluntarily, through request or referral;
  • offered in an unbiased and supportive environment, and;
  • free or low cost to participants.

MRJC believes that our organization is a collaboration between volunteers, contractors, staff, the Boards of Directors, supporters (including agencies that refer cases) and the community. The keystone of our service is our consistent effort to develop training, services, systems and protocols that align the most fundamental ethics and underpinnings of mediation and restorative justice with the needs and values of our community.

The Mediation & Restorative Justice Centre is a partner in implementing restorative justice and providing quality service in justice both in a responsive, as well as an inclusive way. MRJC offers a variety of restorative justice practices focused on accountability, as well as individual and collective responsibility.

Help MRJC to provide free-to-the-public Resolution Meetings and Restorative Dialogues to residents of the Greater Edmonton Region.  Use your mediation and restorative justice facilitation skills to benefit the community and help MRJC to train volunteers to deliver some of the vital free services that we offer to the community.

We rigorously interview, screen and train our direct service delivery volunteers.  Once selected for the MRJC Conflict Resolution Team, Restorative Justice Facilitator Team or Workshop Facilitator Team, volunteers make a minimum two year commitment to direct service delivery for MRJC.  They attend MRJC training sessions as required to enhance the life and experience skills, or mediation and restorative justice skills that they bring to the table.

Follows are some of the direct service delivery volunteer positions that MRJC fills on a regular basis to meet the extraordinary conflict resolution needs of our community.  

Community Facilitator

MRJC is committed to ensuring that ALL community members have access to our services regardless of their ability to understand and/or communicate in English.

If you speak a language(s) in addition to English and are interested in working with us to bring people together to resolve their differences and problems, the MRJC Volunteer Community Facilitator position is ideal for you. You will receive training in understanding conflict, facilitating dialogue between parties and in workshop facilitation. Training, mentoring and role play sessions will be used to assist to develop your skills. The average time to complete your Community Facilitator training with MRJC for this position is 12 to 18 months.

Successful volunteers are required to demonstrate a master skill level in the MRJC Mediation Model.  MRJC sets a very high standard for training as we endeavor to provide the very highest level of service to our clients.  You will be tested with a performance-based evaluation standard to determine your successful continuation with MRJC as a service delivery volunteer.

If you have any questions about the application process, or the MRJC Volunteer Community Facilitator position, please contact MRJC.

Apply to Join the volunteer Conflict Resolution Team Now!

Workshop Facilitator

To become an MRJC Volunteer Workshop Facilitator, you must have the following prerequisites:

  • ideally, training in the conflict management field (Alternative Dispute Resolution);
  • effective public speaking experience, and;
  • a proven track record in workshop delivery.

MRJC will provide you with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training if you are an experienced workshop presenter with no previous ADR experience.

If you are interested in becoming an MRJC Volunteer Workshop Facilitator, please include your current resume with the following application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, or the MRJC Volunteer Workshop Facilitator position, please contact MRJC.

Apply to Join the volunteer Workshop Facilitator Team Now!

Case Developer

MRJC is committed to providing quality services to the community and to ensuring consistency in our service delivery.

In order to become an MRJC Volunteer Case Developer, you are required to have at least 200 prerequisite hours of mediation training under your belt. This required training experience can include courses, workshops and work experience.

Your experience will be reviewed by MRJC’s Program Manager and acceptance of your mediation training prerequisites will be at their discretion.

If you are interested in becoming an MRJC Volunteer Case Developer, please include your current resume with the following application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, or the MRJC Volunteer Case Developer position, please contact MRJC.

 Apply to Join the volunteer Case Development Team Now!

Community Mediator

MRJC is committed to providing quality services to the community and to ensuring consistency in our service delivery.

In order to become an MRJC Volunteer Community Mediator, you are required to have at least 200 prerequisite hours of mediation training under your belt. This required training experience can include courses, workshops and work experience.

Your experience will be reviewed by MRJC’s Program Manager and acceptance of your mediation training prerequisites will be at their discretion.

If you are interested in becoming an MRJC Volunteer Community Mediator, please include your current resume with the following application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, or the MRJC volunteer Community Mediator position, please call MRJC at 780-423-0896 or send us an e-mail to info@mrjc.ca..

Join the volunteer Community Mediation Team Now!

Restorative Justice Dialogue Facilitator

If you believe in the principles and values of Restorative Justice and already have some training and experience bringing together parties to discuss differences and finding solutions, the Volunteer Restorative Justice Dialogue Facilitator position is ideal for you.

Successful volunteers will receive MRJC training to co-facilitate a restorative dialogue between offenders (those who caused harm) and victims (those impacted).  You will have an opportunity to work with experienced facilitators (mentors) to develop your skills to work in a diverse array of situations.

If you are interested in becoming an Volunteer Restorative Justice Dialogue Facilitator, please include your current resume with the following application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, or the MRJC volunteer Restorative Justice Dialogue Facilitator position, please call MRJC at 780-423-0896 or send us an e-mail to info@mrjc.ca.

Join the volunteer Restorative Justice Dialogue Facilitator Team Now!