As a non-practicing lawyer, ombuds, mediator and parent, I have a unique perspective on conflict and the practical tools that people can use to resolve, or better yet prevent, disputes.
I practiced civil litigation (corporate / commercial) for several years at Stikeman Elliott, LLP in Toronto, and spent over 5 years as the Assistant Ombudsperson at Ryerson University. As an independent ombudsperson I provided confidential and impartial advice on university policies and procedures and assisted with investigations of student complaints of unfair treatment/decision-making. I am currently the Manager for a new Conflict Resolution Support Centre for Graduate Students at the University of Toronto.
I completed the comprehensive ADR and Advanced ADR (Mediation) courses through the Stitt Feld Handy Group (2013) as part of my ongoing commitment to continuing education. I have specialized training and education in Elder Mediation; wills and estates issues; trusts; tax; dementia and Alzheimer’s; elder abuse; and advanced care planning. I also have a clear Toronto Police Check for working with vulnerable populations.
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