Stephen Law has worked for over 25 years in human rights, peace building and economic development throughout Latin America and across Canada. His work focuses on community building, ecological sustainability and grassroots struggles for social change. He has worked extensively with the cross-cultural organizations addressing racism and facilitating processes for healing and training. As the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia he has developed communications material and inclusion and diversity programs to support newcomers to Nova Scotia who arrived as refugees. Stephen is an internationally certified coach and trainer in Dialogue for Peaceful Change – a Community Conflict Mediation approach. He has offered trainings in Northern Ireland, India and North America. Stephen has mediated conflicts in organizations, family structures and cooperative social enterprises and offered programming which builds bridges between disparate and opposing groups and communities.
In 1999, Stephen worked as a Human Rights Accompanier in Uraba, Colombia, an area that experienced a high degree of violent conflict as a result of the civil war. He later became chair of Brigades International Canada and has trained international accompaniers in conflict areas around the world.
In addition, he is an organic farmer who grows garlic on his cooperative farm in Kennetcook, Nova Scotia. He is also an acclaimed novelist, whose latest novel, Under Her Skin is released in September, 2017.