Formal Education

Gillian’s holds a Master of Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, Masters of Arts Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Victoria.

Conflict Resolution Training

Gillian has conflict resolution training which includes the following:

  • 2017 Child Support Guidelines, Justice Institute, Vancouver
  • 2016 Effects of Separation and Divorce on Adults, Justice Institute, Vancouver
  • 2013/14  Family Justice Services & Violence: Impact on Separation and Divorce, Justice Institute, Vancouver
  • 2011/12  Mediators Beyond Borders – International Mediation Training – Plano Texas, USA
  • 2010 Mediation Room – Online Dispute Resolution – Certificate, Online Mediation, London, UK
  • 2005 BC Court Mediation Program certification,
  • 2003 Conflict Analysis and Management certification, and
  • Numerous years of courses related to mediation, cultural awareness, public policy, natural resource management and multi-party facilitation.
Professional Conflict Resolution Experience

Gillian is a certified civil mediator and a member of the BC Mediation (Civil) Roster. She is a qualified family dispute resolution professional under the Family Law Act in B.C. She is a member of Family Mediation Canada.  

She worked as a Mediator in Small Claims Court for over 10 years and has been in private practice since 2005. She also worked on several provincial tribunals as an adjudicator 2011-2016.

In addition, Gillian has over twenty-five years of professional experience in the following areas:

  • Multi-part facilitation, mediation, and collaborative processes;
  • First Nations Consulting including treaty preparations, planning, and community communications;
  • Policy & Planning for provincial, regional and local governments including public policy, planning, evaluation reports, bylaw and enforcement reviews, and organizational policy and procedures.
My Approach
I have a great passion for working with people to assist them to resolve conflicts and reach solutions. I value efficiency and fairness within the process.

My approach focuses on solutions and moving relationships forward. I have a proven track record in assisting people to collaborate and to effect positive change in their lives and others.

Solutions for Everyday Living

Comox Valley

Mediation & Planning

Contact Gillian Saxby

Email: mediate@telus.net Phone: 250-335-1616