Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners

2012-11-05

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.


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ROSTER OF MEDIATORS WITH AN INTEREST IN OFFERING ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES (ADR) TO FIRST NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS

Name of MediatorName of FirmLocationTelephone
Bailer, LauriePeace Builder Mediation ServicesWetaskiwin, AB780-361-6747
Baker, GraceGrace BakerBarriere, BC778-220-5930
Beauregard, NicoleM. Thorpe & Associates Inc.Ottawa, ON613-875-8578
Callihoo, DennisDennis CallihooEdmonton, AB780-945-1115
Cattell, ColleenFitzpatrick MediationVancouver, BC604-687-8033 
604-317-3900
Cloutier, PaulPaul CloutierWinnipeg, MB204-475-3968
Cornet, WilliamCornet Consulting & Mediation Inc.Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON613-233-3944 
647-972-4206
Cotie, JoanJoan Cotie Mediation & Consulting Ltd.Cobble Hill, BC250-213-1812
Daum, JulieJulie DaumFraser Lake, BC250-699-1178
Dorey, DwightABCAN Affairs GroupCole Harbour, NS902-449-9888
Finlay, BobFinlay Counselling & Mediation ServicesPort Coquitlam, BC604-944-3859
Gamble, KennethEarly Resolution Inc.Regina, SK306-584-0024
Gauci, MaureenCanMediate International Inc.Metcalfe, ON613-806-2422
Grounds, RichardRichard W. GroundsCobble Hill, BC250-743-7927
Hain, NeilSolvit Dispute Resolution Vancouver, BC604-313-5891 
Harder, LeanneOlive Branch ConsultingVancouver, BC604-764-6433
Hartzog, WilliamWilliam Hartzog Avocat / Barrister & SolicitorMontreal, QC514-241-5232 
514-448-4419
Henheffer, MariaMaria HenhefferSaint-John, NB506-847-0988
Huggins, PatriciaPatricia HugginsNanaimo, BC250-616-7443
Kalpatoo, ThomasCanMediate International Inc.Langley, BC604-534-5578
Large-Moran, PamelaConflict Resolution Services (CRS) AtlanticCharlottetown, PEI902-892-7867
Markley, KenK.D. Markley & AssociatesHalfmoon Bay, BC604-885-5225
Marsden, WesWesley W. MarsdenAlderville First Nation, ON 905-376-1364
McCall, HughHugh McCallWest Vancouver, BC604-319-5154
Mitchell, James E.Conversations ConsultingSaskatoon, SK306-222-2354
Molnar, GeraldG.P. Molnar Arbitration & MediationDuncan, BC250-748-8326
Poyner, PatrickPoyner Dispute ResolutionNorth Vancouver, BC604-998-3377
Roberts, CarolCarol Roberts Law CorporationVancouver, BC604-915-5222
Robinson, HaroldHarold E. RobinsonEdmonton, AB780-428-0251
Russo, MarleneMarlene RussoVictoria, BC250-380-0076
Sadik, TonioTonio SadikOttawa (Carp), ON613-256-2929
Sanderson, Q.C., John P.Sanlaing Dispute Resolution Ltd.Vancouver, BC604-685-8329
Simard, EstelleThe Institute for Culturally Restorative PracticesFort Frances, ON807-274-2978 
Singer, RichardSinger Communication Inc.Richmond, BC604-728-7570
Sirman, RuthCanMediate International Inc.Kanata, ON613-599-8177 
Sutherland, SharonTrue North Dispute ManagementTsawwassen, BC604-948-9336
Thompson, ReginaStrategic Intervention ServicesThornhill, ON416-826-3623
Thorpe, MattM. Thorpe & Associates Inc.West Vancouver, BC and Ottawa, ON604-916-8579 
519-708-8578
Van Gennip, EstherCanMediate International Inc.Thunder Bay, ON807-708-1827
White, GordonGordon White & Associates ConsultingVictoria, BC250-389-6231
Young, LennardLennard YoungRegina, SK306-569-5994