CoRe Conflict Resolution Society ("CoRe") is a non-profit registered charity which provides affordable mediation and conflict resolution services to the community, campus organizations at UBC, and non-profit organizations through the CoRe Clinic. CoRe was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in July 2002 and registered as a charity in December 2003.
CoRe mediations are conducted by two mediators: one professional mentor
mediator, and one student mediator who has received training from the
Program on Dispute Resolution at the UBC Faculty of Law, and who has
participated in the Court Mediation Practicum program in BC Provincial
Court. In this way, CoRe Clinic serves the public, while providing practical
experience in collaborative dispute resolution processes to law students.
The CoRe Clinic receives varied referrals from a variety of sources, including the Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP). Some examples of the types of disputes that CoRe has mediated are:
- Neighbour disputes
- Small business
- Student housing
- Strata disputes
- Small Claims cases
- Employer / Employee
- Landlord / Tenant
- Small Claims Rule 7.3*
7.3 of the Small Claims Rules, parties to an action in Small
Claims Court for an amount between $10,000 and $25,000 may elect to
mediate their dispute.Our mediators all have Small Claims mediation
experience and many of our mentors are Roster mediators for Rule 7.3
mediations. We can provide speedy and cost effective mediations for
The Board of Directors plays an advisory role and participates in
fundraising for the Society through the annual CoRe Challenge and
other endeavours. Several board members offer their time as mentors
for CoRe Clinic mediations, while others provide day-to-day mentoring
for the Clinic's law student clinicians. Click here
to find out more.
to find out more about CoRe's Student Volunteers and Clinicians.