Aaron is a mediator, facilitator, and trainer who is passionate about supporting people through high-stakes, emotionally-charged conversations. Aaron believes that conflict presents a vital opportunity for individual and organizational growth.
As a facilitator with the Correctional Service of Canada’s Restorative Opportunities Program, Aaron convenes victim-offender dialogue related to crimes of severe violence. Over the past 14 years, he has facilitated high-conflict conversations for people in international political conflict, workplaces, schools, and within the youth criminal justice systems in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. Aaron has worked extensively with Indigenous peoples in remote northern Canadian communities. As an accomplished trainer and consultant, he develops and leads seminars in mediation, conflict resolution, and restorative justice both locally and internationally.
Aaron’s formal education includes a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and a Certificate in Community Economic Development. Privileged with many mentors of his own, Aaron has received additional training from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and the Correctional Service of Canada.