Cathryn is certified with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation as an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM) and a Child Protection Mediator (CP.Med). She is also a certified mediator with ADR Ontario (C.Med). She is a Certified Specialist in Family Mediation (FDRP.Med), and a Certified Specialist in Family Arbitration (FDRP.Arb), with the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. In addition to her dispute resolution certifications, Cathryn is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) with the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.
Cathryn serves on the Board of Directors of FDRIO, helping to promote dispute resolution in Ontario
Cathryn is an active part of the Halton Family Law community, and is dedicated to ongoing training both on family law and alternative dispute resolution topics. She trains prospective mediators through an internship program.
Cathryn obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and her law degree from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1996. She has worked in the employment sector and in family law.
Cathryn’s practice is restricted to mediation, arbitration, and representation of children through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
By combining creative and positive communication techniques with her knowledge of the law and legal process, Cathryn helps parties solve their own problems and reach lasting agreements.
In addition, when specific expertise is required, Cathryn has a network of professionals to whom she can refer participants. Often by obtaining expert opinions or assistance, the parties are able to move forward productively.
Robina is a family lawyer who is committed to help families find a peaceful path through separation. She was called to the bar in 2016. Robina articled and began her family law practice in Peel and Halton Hills where she gained extensive family law experience assisting clients to reach negotiated settlements, preparing and reviewing domestic contracts, and attending court at the OCJ and SCJ levels for conferences, motions, and trial. She then went on to work for Legal Aid Ontario as staff duty counsel for the courthouses in Simcoe County.
Robina has her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, and her Certificate in Family Mediation. She is currently completing her mediation internship, with a goal of adding mediation to the services that she provides.
In November 2017, Robina completed her Certificate in Family Law Mediation and commenced her mediation internship with us in 2018. She will continue to complete her internship with us and assume carriage of mediation files once she is a certified mediator.
Diana has been a family law clerk since 1996. Her special passion and understanding for family law, made it the right choice to work exclusively in this field.
Diana oversees all aspects of client management, including preparing mediation material, and assisting clients through the mediation process. Diana enjoys working directly with clients, and understands the complex emotions that result from a separation and strives to remove any intimidation clients may feel about the mediation process.
Diana’s strong organization and management skills, coupled with her natural empathetic nature, make her an invaluable member of our team.