Canadian Projects

Review of Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Participation Processes


The Department contracted the University of Victoria Institute for Dispute Resolution to conduct an independent public review of its consultation and decision making processes. Pacific Resolutions Directors and Associates provided project management and facilitation support to the initiative and drafted the final report and recommendations.

Ecosystem Based Management Working Group Director

(2007- Present)

Alex Grzybowski was retained by the Provincial Government and multiple coastal First Nations (Aboriginal peoples) to facilitate and lead a team of representatives of provincial agencies, First Nations, Environmental Groups, communities, and forest companies mandated to provide information and recommendations on the implementation of EBM on the central and north coast of British Columbia (“Great Bear Rainforest”).

Integrated Land Management Bureau and Wet’suwet’en First Nation Consultation Framework


Alex Grzybowski was retained by ILMB and the Wet’suwet’en Nation to facilitate negotiation of a mutually acceptable process for fulfilling the legal obligations related to Aboriginal Rights and Title which may be affected by decisions taken under the provincial Land Act. The process has been agreed to at the negotiator level and is now undergoing further internal review.

Integrated Land Management Bureau and Hupacasath First Nation Protocol and Issue Resolution Process

(2006 to 2007)

Alex Grzybowski was retained by both ILMB and the Hupacasath Nation to facilitate negotiation of the terms of a Protocol for effective working relations between the Nation and the agency and the steps in a pragmatic process for resolving critical land and resource use issues. The Protocol terms have been agreed to as have the steps in the process.

St’at’imc Province of BC Protocol Implementation


Pacific Resolutions assisted in the development of a mutually acceptable approach and principles to resolving land and resource issues between the St’at’imc Nation and the Provincial Government. Multiple agreements and functional working relationships were developed. Ultimately negotiations resulted in a milestone agreement which included a land use plan decision, economic measures and a collaborative decision making process.