BA (Hons) Political Science
Conflict Resolution Service, St. Stephen's Community House
91 Bellevue Avenue
Systems and Process Design
Services offered in:
General Civil Practice: Experience in multiple areas
Criminal, Restorative Justice and Victim /Offenders
Landlord , Tenant, and Housing
Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profits
Peter Bruer has a degree in political science from the University of Toronto, and a background in community organizing and advocacy. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s he ran a small international development agency and was a tenant organizer and advocate. He was president of a non-profit housing co-op and active in volunteer work of various kinds.
He was first trained as a mediator in 1992, and in 1996 he was hired by St. Stephen’s Community House to run a landlord-tenant mediation project. In 1997 he became Manager of the Conflict Resolution Service, with responsibility for policy, program supervision and development of both its community and professional work.
The Conflict Resolution Service is one of the largest and best-known community mediation services in Canada. Over the last ten years the Service has doubled the scale of its work, and expanded into restorative justice work, family mediation, consulting, facilitation and team-building, continuing the dynamic combination of free community work and paid professional services.
With over more than 13 years in the field, Bruer has acquired considerable personal experience mediating and facilitating community disputes and professional conflicts, and has consulted on the design of conflict resolution systems in a variety of settings. He is a trainer and coach, and was for a time a teaching assistant in alternative dispute resolution at Osgoode Law School. He has presented at numerous conferences and universities in Canada, the United States, Indonesia and Latin America, and written for a variety of publications and journals.