The average age in British Columbia is increasing and inevitably, as more families consider how best to take care of their elders, conflicts brew between siblings, caretakers, or the parents themselves. Heated disagreements can range from:

  • Caregiving

  • Living Arrangements

  • Financial Matters

  • Family Business

  • Inheritance and

  • Mental Health

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Want to resolve a dispute so you or elders in your family are properly cared for?


Hear from an expert

Mediate BC and Family Caregivers of BC collaborated to produce a 90-minute webinar with Family Mediator Joan Braun about using mediation to formulate a caregiving plan. The video is titled “Who Decides What and Other Caregiving Topics.” It covers legal issues like capacity and abuse; as well as family issues that can arise when making decisions about an senior’s current or anticipated care needs.


Why Choose Mediation?

Often when we experience conflicts in our lives, we tend to assign roles to the people involved. We see ourselves as the “hero” and we see them, whoever they are, as the “villain.” 

But in most cases, the villain isn’t a character whose intent is to make our lives difficult. This person is somebody who sees themselves as the hero of the story and you as the villain. It makes perfect sense that each person is deeply invested in their situation and of course, you believe that you are right. 

This is why it helps to bring in an impartial mediator to help each of you find a solution that works and feels like a true happy ending. Unlike most fairy tales, both the “hero” and the “villain” of the story get to experience a happy ending.


Suggest Mediation to Resolve Your Conflict

Want a happy ending that keeps you in control while also being creative, private, effective, and affordable?

The next step is to invite the person with whom you’re conflicting to consider mediation. Use this sample letter as a guide to introduce them to the concept.

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