Gayle Desmeules, Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant, and Mediator. Master of Arts in Leadership and Training, Royal Roads University, Victoria, and Qualified Mediator, ADR Institute of Canada. Member of the Metis Nation of Alberta, enjoys working with diverse ethnic groups and practitioners in the area of Justice, Social Services, Health, and Education. Specializing in building community capacity, dispute resolution, and development of restorative practices. Licensed Trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, www.iipr.edu.
Extensive experience working for the advancement of Aboriginal people in an non-adversarial, partnership approach. Engaged in Collaborative Inquiry Research to develop a Family Group Conference model, published by the Centre of Excellence in Child Welfare in a book entitled "Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare", Chapter 8 www.cecw-cepb.ca.
Contracted to write Gladue Reports and Family Mediation services for Alberta Justice & Solicitor General. Board of Governor for Portage College and ADR Institute of Alberta.