Scott Siemens C.Med, FICB
Past President and Regional Affiliate Director (ADRSK)
After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan and completing a 10 year career in Corporate Finance, Scott transitioned into the Public sector with several assignments inside the Department of Justice, Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Services Agency.
In 1996, as part of a journey in self-discovery, Scott took a 5 year leave from Government where he and his family served as volunteers with a US based international relief and development agency. Working amidst the oppressed and conflicted peoples of southern Appalachia & Central America, Scott provided direction to local initiatives focusing on conflict transformation through several Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs (VORP) he administered. In 2002, Scott and his family returned to Canada, rejoining his Federal employer as an Internal Labour Relations Mediator. Since that time, Scott has continued his international work within multi-disciplinary teams engaging conflict environments in Northern Ireland; Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, east Congo, Zimbabwe; and SE Asia (Cambodia & Laos).
As part of the Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary (Harrisonburg VA) Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies program, Scott has been conducting mediations and facilitations inside and out of government for nearly two decades. Scott is a recently retired Government of Canada accredited mediator with the Department of Justice’s ICMS network, a member in good standing of the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan, and holds the designation of Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) with the ADR Institute of Canada. Scott is a Director of the ADR Institute of Canada.