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About Joan

Joan Braun - Lawyer - Educator - MediatorJoan Braun was called to the bar in 2001. She has been mediating since 2004.   One of her unique mediation service offerings is elder mediation, a new and growing practice area in BC. Joan is the co-chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Elder Mediation Section.

Joan has master’s degrees in law and social work and is a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where her research focuses on elder law and human rights.  She worked in executive management in the justice sector prior to beginning her PhD studies and consults on non-profit governance issues as well as issues related to her research.

When Joan is not working, she divides her time between Vancouver and Whistler. She is an avid sports enthusiast, both as a spectator and participant. She plays women’s ice hockey, snowboards and scuba dives. She loves to travel, having been to 43 countries and enjoys Vancouver’s restaurants and coffee bars.