First Nations Leaders, Managers, Officials…
- Are you having difficulty managing a conflict or a difficult issue in your workplace or community?
- Are you concerned that someone might file a discrimination complaint?
- Would you rather deal with the problem at an early point before the conflict gets worse, but are not quite sure how to approach it?
Consider Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”)
The Canadian Human Rights Commission encourages the use of ADR to resolve conflicts in a timely, effective, and informal manner.
Resolving a dispute at the source can be a quick and healthy alternative to responding to a complaint made through a legal process, like a human rights commission investigation, or a hearing before the tribunal. Addressing potential complaints proactively and on your own terms can heal relationships and save you time and money.
The Commission provides ADR services to resolve complaints. These are usually only offered once a formal complaint of discrimination has been filed.
List of ADR Practitioners
The Commission has a list of ADR practitioners who have expressed an interest in providing ADR services to First Nations organizations wishing to resolve human rights issues without the Commission’s involvement. The list is available on our website at chrc-ccdp.gc.ca or at doyouknowyourrights.ca.
You may choose to select an ADR practitioner from this list if you need help resolving an issue. Any services provided by one of these ADR practitioners would be negotiated between your organization and the ADR practitioner, and would be paid for by your organization. You and the ADR practitioner are responsible for establishing any and all terms of reference for the dispute resolution services. The ADR Practitioner does not act on behalf of the Commission and the Commission assumes no responsibility for the services provided, nor liability for any damages. This is a tool meant for your convenience, to help you resolve a dispute where a formal complaint has not been filed with the Commission.
For other tools and information to help you fight discrimination, check out our website at
|Name of Mediator||Name of Firm||Location||Telephone|
|Bailer, Laurie||Peace Builder Mediation Services||Wetaskiwin, AB||780-361-6747|
|Baker, Grace||Grace Baker||Barriere, BC||778-220-5930|
|Beauregard, Nicole||M. Thorpe & Associates Inc.||Ottawa, ON||613-875-8578|
|Callihoo, Dennis||Dennis Callihoo||Edmonton, AB||780-945-1115|
|Cattell, Colleen||Fitzpatrick Mediation||Vancouver, BC||604-687-8033 |
|Cloutier, Paul||Paul Cloutier||Winnipeg, MB||204-475-3968|
|Cornet, William||Cornet Consulting & Mediation Inc.||Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON||613-233-3944 |
|Cotie, Joan||Joan Cotie Mediation & Consulting Ltd.||Cobble Hill, BC||250-213-1812|
|Daum, Julie||Julie Daum||Fraser Lake, BC||250-699-1178|
|Dorey, Dwight||ABCAN Affairs Group||Cole Harbour, NS||902-449-9888|
|Finlay, Bob||Finlay Counselling & Mediation Services||Port Coquitlam, BC||604-944-3859|
|Gamble, Kenneth||Early Resolution Inc.||Regina, SK||306-584-0024|
|Gauci, Maureen||CanMediate International Inc.||Metcalfe, ON||613-806-2422|
|Grounds, Richard||Richard W. Grounds||Cobble Hill, BC||250-743-7927|
|Hain, Neil||Solvit Dispute Resolution||Vancouver, BC||604-313-5891|
|Harder, Leanne||Olive Branch Consulting||Vancouver, BC||604-764-6433|
|Hartzog, William||William Hartzog Avocat / Barrister & Solicitor||Montreal, QC||514-241-5232 |
|Henheffer, Maria||Maria Henheffer||Saint-John, NB||506-847-0988|
|Huggins, Patricia||Patricia Huggins||Nanaimo, BC||250-616-7443|
|Kalpatoo, Thomas||CanMediate International Inc.||Langley, BC||604-534-5578|
|Large-Moran, Pamela||Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) Atlantic||Charlottetown, PEI||902-892-7867|
|Markley, Ken||K.D. Markley & Associates||Halfmoon Bay, BC||604-885-5225|
|Marsden, Wes||Wesley W. Marsden||Alderville First Nation, ON||905-376-1364|
|McCall, Hugh||Hugh McCall||West Vancouver, BC||604-319-5154|
|Mitchell, James E.||Conversations Consulting||Saskatoon, SK||306-222-2354|
|Molnar, Gerald||G.P. Molnar Arbitration & Mediation||Duncan, BC||250-748-8326|
|Poyner, Patrick||Poyner Dispute Resolution||North Vancouver, BC||604-998-3377|
|Roberts, Carol||Carol Roberts Law Corporation||Vancouver, BC||604-915-5222|
|Robinson, Harold||Harold E. Robinson||Edmonton, AB||780-428-0251|
|Russo, Marlene||Marlene Russo||Victoria, BC||250-380-0076|
|Sadik, Tonio||Tonio Sadik||Ottawa (Carp), ON||613-256-2929|
|Sanderson, Q.C., John P.||Sanlaing Dispute Resolution Ltd.||Vancouver, BC||604-685-8329|
|Simard, Estelle||The Institute for Culturally Restorative Practices||Fort Frances, ON||807-274-2978|
|Singer, Richard||Singer Communication Inc.||Richmond, BC||604-728-7570|
|Sirman, Ruth||CanMediate International Inc.||Kanata, ON||613-599-8177|
|Sutherland, Sharon||True North Dispute Management||Tsawwassen, BC||604-948-9336|
|Thompson, Regina||Strategic Intervention Services||Thornhill, ON||416-826-3623|
|Thorpe, Matt||M. Thorpe & Associates Inc.||West Vancouver, BC and Ottawa, ON||604-916-8579 |
|Van Gennip, Esther||CanMediate International Inc.||Thunder Bay, ON||807-708-1827|
|White, Gordon||Gordon White & Associates Consulting||Victoria, BC||250-389-6231|
|Young, Lennard||Lennard Young||Regina, SK||306-569-5994|