5 EXCELLENT REASONS TO USE THE COMMUNITY MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION
In a problematic situation with a neighbor, you don’t always know who to refer to. The police? The municipality (or city)? Courts? Some types of conflicts are beyond the power of these institutions. For these reasons, the neighborhood mediation service offers an alternative to help you resolve conflicts between neighbors.
A better quality of life
An error not to be made when one lets friction degenerate between neighbors is to neglect the importance of life’s quality at home! People sometimes think that an argument must be already started to call for a neighborhood mediation. This is fortunately wrong! As the famous saying goes, prevention is better than cure. When a problem comes up, do not wait for the situation to get worse to contact MCQL.
Promote good communication
This is well known in the world of citizen mediation: it is often the lack of communication that is at the heart of neighborhood conflicts. Driven by emotions, it can be hard to communicate effectively with your neighbor. Cries, hard tones of voice, reproaches: common reactions in case of conflict, but which, however, make an explosive mixture. Having the chance to speak with your neighbour in a neutral place can bring the situation to a positive outcome.
Listening and impartiality
People in conflict who confide in a friend, relative or colleague certainly have an ear, but the perspective of the situation is difficult to achieve, since the relative who listens to the person in conflict will naturally tend to sympathize and not doubt about what was said. Talking about what one lives to an impartial person allows one to see the problem from another angle and to sort out the facts from the perceptions. Also, being able to completely come out with it is generally really appreciated from the older users of the service. Talking brings more benefits than you think!
What’s better than enjoying a free service? It is in a spirit of civic development and a life of pleasant neighborhood for everyone as of today, nine cities and municipalities (consult mavn.ca to know the partners) have teamed up with Alternatives Measures of the Northern Valleys so that their citizens can live better together. Neighborhood mediation is a faster, less complex and cheaper alternative than going to court.
A satisfactory solution for everyone
Nobody likes to lose! This is why neighborhood mediation aims to ensure that there are no winners neither losers in the process. The two parties can find together solutions that partially or fully satisfy them. Unlike the traditional justice system, no decision will be imposed on them.
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