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Gayle Desmeules earned a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training, holds a Q. Med, and is a member of the ADR Institute of Alberta and Canada. Métis person with 30 years of experience facilitating community development initiatives. She mediates and facilitates restorative team building and conflict resolution processes with the underlying intent to advance the process of Truth and Reconciliation in her daily conversations, training events, and social-justice intervention services.


Instructor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices and the Alberta Restorative Justice Association, delivering an "Introduction to Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters." Gayle founded True Dialogue Inc., which provides customized training in restorative practices, peacemaking mediation, and facilitation services. Expert Panel Member, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, to inform recommendations on the design and implementation of a Restorative Engagement Program for federal public service employees.  

Providing mediation services on the following rosters: Alberta Justice Family Mediation, Alberta Municipal Affairs, Dispute Resolution Services, and the Edmonton Police Service.  She facilitates restorative conversations for criminal justice matters, child intervention services, workplace conflicts, student conduct or attendance issues,  and peacemaking circles to advance the process of healing and reconciliation.  

True Dialogue incorporates a relational human-centric approach to practice described in the following: 

In a relational context, people naturally possess a strong sense of justice.  When we are treated in ways that we believe to be unfair or disrespectful, we feel we have been treated unjustly.

Justice is not only defined by law; human beings view every relationship in their lives as either just or unjust. Any relationship (student-teacher, parent-child, employer-employee, agency-client, nation to nation) seen as unfair elicits negative emotions such as anger, resentment, and distrust, which can motivate people to take action to correct the imbalance or injustice.

True Dialogue is skilled at offering mediation and restorative justice services to address conflicts and tensions to correct relational imbalances for parties to reclaim a healthy relationship.

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