Catherine graduated from York University with two post-graduate certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She completed her practicum in Toronto Small Claims Court and earned her Qualified Mediator (Q.Med.) designation in 2015.
With her focus on restorative justice, particularly for youth and first-offenders, she volunteers with the Huronia Restorative Justice (RJ) Program (FACE). This unique program brings together the the victim and the offender, plus community support for each, for a face-to-face restorative justice circle. RJ is shown to help heal the psychological harm suffered by victims and also help offenders understand the impact of their crimes on the victim, their families, and the community at large.
As part of her mediation practice, Catherine offers free initial consultation for parties who believe they might benefit from unbiased conflict and dispute resolution. Family disputes, neighborhood disagreements, young offender situations, small claims and property disputes are areas in which mediation can offer results. For more information or for an initial consultation, contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine is also an experienced and well-respected adjudicator. Since 2012 she has served as a public representative for the Professional Conduct Tribunal for the Certified General Accountants of Ontario and now the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Her role is to protect the public interest in cases involving allegations of fraud, misappropriation, and other professional misconduct.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller