Gayle Desmeules -  Master of Arts in Leadership and Training, Q.Med, with 30 years experience mediating and facilitating community development initiatives, and collaborative dispute resolution processes.  Roster mediator for Alberta Justice and Alberta Municipal Affairs Dispute Resolution Services; Official Partner and Licensed Trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices   

Skilled in managing complex issues and competing interests regarding interpersonal conflicts, family law act matters, child and family services, workplace, local government, Indigenous relations, and community development.  A proud member of:

  • ADR Institute of Alberta and Canada
  • Métis Nation of Alberta
  • St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Stoney Lake Community Association
  • Cree Metis Peacebuilders

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

All human beings have a strong, innate 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 something 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, distrust, which can motivate people to take action to correct the imbalance or injustice.

Relationships that are felt to be fair and just, promote a sense of well-being and mutual respect. 

True Dialogue focuses on procedural fairness to support conflicting parties in their effort to reclaim a healthy relationship, making cooperative action possible.