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Communica: Dialogue and Resolution Services Society

Established in 1974. Communica: Dialogue and Resolution Services Society (Formerly The South Island Dispute Resolution Centre) provides conflict management and communication courses and workshops, and dispute resolution services such as mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, coaching, and group facilitation.  We work with individuals, groups and organizations to explore and implement various collaborative approaches.  We strive to contribute to a strong, healthy, collaborative community. For our Privacy Policy, click here.

Our key objectives:

  • Facilitate effective decision-making,
  • Improve communication skills,
  • Reduce the impact of conflict.

Our Vision: to be members of a strong, healthy, collaborative community

Our Mission Statement: to assist individuals, groups and communities to manage difference to promote strong, healthy, sustainable relationships.

Our Mandate is to provide timely, affordable conflict management and communication services and education.  We emphasize relationship building and cultural awareness and partner with other community organizations to address community issues through collaborative approaches.

Our Values:

Inclusiveness – We celebrate diversity of all types;

Accountability – We strive to be transparent and respectful and to model that for our community;

Collaboration – We work to build community networks and collaborative partnerships to share resources and opportunities;

Creativity – We promote individuality, opportunity and growth


Communica’s offices are located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen people. Communica’s work takes place on the traditional territories of both Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples.