The Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management (CECM) was created to provide practical and pragmatic conflict management training and skills building for those who are seeking a clearer path to professional development and accreditation, and access to specialized professional services. CECM also offers dispute resolution system design, including stakeholder, shareholder and community engagement as well as conflict management and issue resolution services.

CECM provides a unique training and skills building opportunities by bringing together scholar-practitioners to provide the full spectrum of engagement and conflict management theoretical and practical knowledge. 

CECM recognizes that the development of robust learning opportunities, which focus on engagement and conflict management skills building, is critical; not only to address the shift in societal needs and responses to conflict that emerges, but also in recognition of the fact that today, conflicts are inherently more complex than ever before. We equip the next generation of practitioners to meet their future challenges, assist the existing generation in retaining and sharpening their skills and abilities, and provide effective and practical solutions to all conflict management needs.

CECM is comprised of an alliance of professional practitioners, all with extensive experience in specific topic areas, who are available to provide professional services to clients seeking assistance with relationship building and engagement as well as the effective management of conflicts.

CECM offers a full suite of conflict management services including investigation/fact finding, facilitation, mediation, arbitration and neutral third-party services.

To complement our workshops and service offerings, CECM is pleased to publish a peer-reviewed journal, known as the Journal of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement and Conflict Management as a symbol of our commitment to deep thinking around contemporary issues in the field of conflict engagement, management and resolution.