The Canadian International Institute of
Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) is dedicated to the prevention and
resolution of destructive conflict and to building sustainable peace at
local, national, and international levels.
We believe that reducing violence, achieving
stability and building sustainable peace can only be attained through
the sound engagement of the people and institutions in conflict. We are
committed to building relationships and partnerships with appropriate
leaders and organizations as a route to real change. We use and develop
state of the art, empirically tested methods of conflict prevention,
resolution and peacebuilding. And we are committed to transferring
knowledge and competencies to those with whom we work.
Achieving Our Mission
CIIAN achieves its Mission and fulfills its
Commitment through four programs: International Program;
Prevention Early Response Unit; and Special Programs.
All of CIIAN's professionals are
theory-informed practitioners. Experienced as facilitators, trainers,
mediators, researchers and peacebuilding consultants, their services
draw upon lessons learned and best practices to design customized
interventions and training programs.
Founded in 1992, CIIAN was built upon the
notions of peace, social justice, and principled dispute resolution
based in negotiation. CIIAN soon became one of the leading ADR
organizations, gaining a solid reputation for effective programming and
training. Our growing reputation resulted in international recognition
and by the mid-1990's we were invited to partner with organizations,
especially in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. Recent years
have seen CIIAN continue to offer dispute resolution programming
through local organizations in a number of conflict zones, including
Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Columbia, Haiti, Lebanon, Macedonia, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka and the Crimea. We are now recognized as a leader in violence
prevention, using a catalytic approach that balances security and
CIIAN has been strengthened by the
leadership and wisdom of the following:
Founding President: Senator and past Ambassador to the UN for
Disarmament, Douglas Roche.
The Late Honourable, Justice Mark McGuigan.
Co-Founder of CIIAN and past Director of Conflict Resolution for the
Carter Center, Dr. Ben Hoffman.