ABOUT YES Our People
At the YES Resolution Group, we're committed to your success. We believe our clients have the capacity
to develop creative solutions to their problems. Our job is figuring out the best way to help you excel. We provide
expertise in training, facilitation, strategic planning, conflict resolution and coaching to lead the way.
Our YES partners are all experienced mediators. We have completed successful projects with public and private sector
organizations, multicultural and First Nations groups, non-profit and community groups, and professional
We'd like you to meet our three partners, April English, Jory Faibish and Dan McFaull:
April English, CRC
April has worked as a mediator, facilitator and trainer, and believes passionately in our potential
to work together with respect and equality. She specializes in organizational and community development, strategic
planning, multiparty conflict intervention and mediation, adult education, and workplace issues of discrimination and
April has a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC. She is a mediator for the Co-operative
Housing Federation of BC, and an adult educator for the Co-operative Housing Foundation of Canada. She was Treasurer of
the BC Dispute Resolution Practicum Society, and a Director of the Mediation Development Association of BC. April ran a
private mediation practice in Vancouver, from 1989 to 1993. She was a founding member of Entre Nous Femmes Housing
Society, a founding Director of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, and a director of CCEC Credit Union. She also
served as Manager of Community Services for the provincial government's housing agency, responsible for organizational
support, training and conflict resolution for groups across BC. April is a member of the International Association of
Facilitators, and is currently a participant in the Advanced Facilitator Program with the Canadian Institute for Cultural
Jory Faibish, BSc, BArch, MAIBC, Certified Mediator (MDABC), Member BC Civil Mediation Roster
Jory specializes in mediation, facilitation, coaching and training services, and is strongly committed to building teams
that work. With YES, he designs training workshops in Principled Conflict Resolution, Interest Based Negotiation and
Communication Skills. He is on the faculty at the Justice Institute of BC in the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Center for Leadership and also works with Simon Fraser University's MBA and other programs and private trainers to delver conflict resolution courses and coaching support. He also works with the mediation training programs for Continuing Legal Education. He served on the Board of the Mediation Development Association, the Small Claims Court
Mediation Practicum Project Committee, and the Board of the Gastown Community Safety Society.
Jory has a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC and became a Certified Mediator in 1997
through the Mediation Development Association, one of twelve mediators in the province to attain this designation. He became a member of the BC Civil Mediation Roster in 2006. He
established a private mediation practice, Constructive Mediations, in 1994.
Jory also has 30 years of experience in
residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial architecture and has run his own architectural practice since
1986. He served as Registrar of the Architectural Institute of BC from 1991 to 1995 and has been an active volunteer in community
planning and development processes in Vancouver.
Jory Faibish's resume
Dan McFaull, BA, MEd, MBA
Dan specializes in commercial mediation, organizational planning, facilitation and training. He has a sincere commitment
to building systems that improve people's potential for success. With 25 years of experience in organizational
development, Dan works with decision makers and stakeholders to resolve complex issues and build multi-party agreements.
He has delivered successful projects in more than 100 Canadian organizations.
Before joining YES, Dan built a training and consulting business in Saskatoon with a staff of eighteen. He has a BA in
Social Psychology and a Masters degree in Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan. He has instructed a
variety of courses for facilitators and educators at two universities and six colleges in Western Canada. In 1982, Dan
completed his MBA at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, specializing in human resources and organizational