Daniel Markus is the Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR) since January 2019.
Throughout his life, he has been deeply involved in various non-violence, peace and social reconciliation community-based capacity building programs in Mexico. He is board director in two Latin American foundations which foster the practice of forgiveness and develop peace education programs (Violence-Free School Communities), including the creation of an Institute for Peace offering a “Mediation and Peacebuilding” degree. Daniel also brings 15 years of experience as a strategic director in an organizational and branding consultancy.
He holds a Third Party Neutral certificate from CICR, a Master's degree in Conflict Studies from Saint Paul University, and a Master’s degree in Human Development (Person-Centred Approach and humanistic psychotherapy) from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. But more than anything, he holds the conviction that the human spirit and human relationships can be restored –even after unspeakable violence and trauma– and the hope and confidence that victims can become victors, and that all persons and communities can become agents of positive change and peace.