• Mary Lou Di Paolo Joins PCCS

    Mary Lou Di Paolo comes to PCCS with solid training and experience as an accredited mediator and certified coach. Certified Professional Coach and Wellness Inventory Coach, Family and Workplace Mediator, and Educator/Trainer, Mary Lou brings much expertise to PCCS clients.  With over 25 years experience in public, private and non-profit organizations throughout the world, she delivers superior services […]

  • Elder Mediation

    Growing up, our parents are the ones we turn to for advice on seemingly any issue. Believe it or not Millennia’s and Gen Y, before Google, if you had a problem, it always seemed like Mom and Dad had the answer.  However, as our parents’ age, much changes.  They no longer have all the answers […]

  • The Spirit of the Games

    Eighteen days have come and gone and just like that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are over. Although it began clouded with controversy, doubt over unfinished facilities, and worries about security, the Sochi Olympics once again reminded us about the true spirit of the Games, and how optimism and hard work can make a world […]

  • Feeling Like a Champion

    As Canada sits near the top position of the medals standings in the Olympics this week, our hearts can’t help but swell with pride at the achievements of our athletes. But it is an even greater feeling for the Olympians themselves. As our first gold medalist of this Olympics, Justine Dufour-LaPointe, stood on the podium […]

  • How Stress and Conflict Can Be Bad for Your Business

    Happy workers make for the best, most productive and efficient workers. Alternatively, stressed and agitated workers are toxic to workplace productivity with stress effecting problem solving skills, critical and creative thinking, memory, and communication. Being stressed for a long period of time can even disturb sleep, cause depression, and affect your immune system, causing workers […]

  • Winter Blues

    Do you find yourself struggling to get out of bed, oversleeping, over eating, or finding less enjoyment out of your day to day activities? As the day light hours continue to be short, the bitter cold remains unrelenting, and winter shows no signs of stopping, many people find themselves feeling the blues during these long […]

  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!  Resolutions have a bad rap.  But, they are good in that they make you think about what you want to achieve.  Make a list of three things that are achievable.  Then break them down into small objective steps that are also achievable.  Give yourself a time line to complete them.  The other […]

  • Be Smart: Use a Financial Divorce Specialist

    Understanding the impact of your financial decisions during separation and divorce and how it will affect your future cash flow is an important part of the process. What you think is fair and amicable may not necessarily be smart. Mediation is a cost effective process to dividing up your family property and coming to an […]

  • Managing Elder Issues

    Most of us have to cope with issues related to an aging parent or family member at some point in our lives. We don’t always want to face it but the issues related to an elder can become overwhelming and create conflict within the family. The elder may rely on others for assistance and need […]

  • The Holiday Season Blues?

      The Holiday Season – It can bring on the blues for those who don’t have a sense of belonging or positive family relationships. See what you can do for yourself by attending counselling with a focus on building positive connections whether they be family members or not! You don’t have to be alone for […]