Lori Frank Q. Med
I have worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. I have had the privilege of being invited to the table in family homes, community organizations, indigenous communities, schools and government offices. When families and professionals are looking for someone to bring a high level of empathy, understanding, problem solving and conflict resolution they call me. It is not a privilege I take lightly and I am humbled by what I continue to learn from others.
It is this experience of working with diverse individuals and groups that I bring with me to mediation. I use an interest-based model for mediation that focuses on moving forward from the present to get to an agreed upon, sustainable outcome.
I am a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Professional under the BC Family Law Act. I hold the certification of Qualified Mediator through ADR Institute of Canada. I did my mediation training at the Justice Institute of BC and previous to that completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at McMaster University. I have also done coursework in Child and Youth Work at Humber College and counselling courses at the Counsellor Training Institute (now the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training.)
I enjoy giving back to my community. I was involved with the Victoria Society for Children with Autism as both a board member and President. I am a founding member of 100+ Women Who Care Victoria, an organization that has fundraised and donated over $100,000 annually for charities in Greater Victoria.
Raised in Ontario, I moved to Victoria 19 years ago. The coast is now my home and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in this beautiful little part of the world.
Family Mediation Canada
Elder Mediation International Network
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
ADR Institute of Canada (BCAMI)
Not located in Victoria? No problem. I can arrange to mediate in your Vancouver Island or Gulf Island community.