Welcome to RIVERDALE MEDIATION
Our mission is to provide high quality mediation, arbitration and training services.
Our professionally accredited mediators have legal or social work backgrounds. We work closely with lawyers, clients and other professionals to create effective conflict resolution processes. We help resolve the most challenging cases. And our training and consulting work is internationally acclaimed. We provide professionals with excellent learning and accreditation credentials.
Hilary Linton Elizabeth Hyde Christine Kim Jared Norton
Our Dispute Resolution Services
We provide family and civil mediation, parenting coordination, and family mediation-arbitration. Our work is mostly referred by lawyers, and we are respected for our effective mediations with clients alone. We work closely with our clients, their lawyers and other professionals to provide the right process, done the right way. We keep costs down, without sacrificing experience, professionalism, satisfaction or quality outcomes.
Our Training Services
We offer a highly respected series of Core Workshops for family and collaborative lawyers, mental health professionals, arbitrators, paraglegals, educators, business leaders and others. Designed to equip participants to gain mediation designations, our courses provide the theory, skills and experience required for effective conflict resolution. We follow up with a comprehensive internship program.
We have designed and delivered custom conflict resolution workshops across Canada and in the UK. We will create training for groups as small as ten, designed to meet the needs of an organization or group of professionals. We focus on meaningful theory and effective skills — in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and restorative justice — and address the difficult issues of power, gender, cultural difference, violence and mental illness, among others.
Our commitment to high standards and constant improvement is evident in all we do. We hope you enjoy our site.
Learn more about us
2015 Workshop Series
Feb. 26, Mar. 31, Apr. 29, & Jun. 8 2015
Important issues for Family Lawyers, Mediators, Paralegals, Parenting Coordinators and Arbitrators
Spring 2015 Courses
May 7-8, 11-13, 2015
This comprehensive five-day workshop is designed for family and collaborative lawyers, mental health professionals, paralegals, and educators. It features experienced mediators and experts as guest speakers. It is approved by the OAFM and ADRIO for accreditation purposes.
Fall 2015 Courses
September 17-18, 2015
This interactive two-day workshop explores the fundamentals of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process.
October 7-9, 2015
Understanding the sources of negotiation power is critical for effective family mediation, collaborative practice and negotiation. This course is mandatory for family arbitrators and parenting coordinators, and must be repeated every 5 years unless you have done 10 cases in that time. This course is also for mediators seeking accreditation.
November 4-6, 2015
An intensive three-day skills-based workshop that needs the role playing and skills training requirements for family mediation accreditation for OAFM and ADRIO.
What’s New at RIVERDALE
We just completed our third course in our Family Mediation Certificate program (Screening for Family Violence, April 13-15, 2015)! The course date for the fourth in this certificate program is quickly approaching: May 7-8, 11-13 – Basic Family Negotiation & Mediation.
We are now offering three (3) Parenting Coordination courses during the 2015-2016 season. Register today!
On April 29, Christine and Elizabeth, along with a guest speaker, will be delivering Series#5 in our 6-Part Workshop Series, entitled Parenting Coordination: How to Move from the Mediation to Arbitration Phase.
Hilary, Elizabeth and Christine are scheduled to present at the AFCC’s 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 27-30. Click here to view the brochure for event.
For those who are interested in becoming an Accredited Family Mediator, we will be holding a Wine & Cheese, Information Night on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Click here for more details.
Read More News
- New Board Member Interviews Hilary Linton, 2014
- Are We Ready for Med-Arb? Felicity Shedden, 2014
- Identifying, Assessing and Managing Power Imbalances Hilary Linton, 2014
- Should we mediate cases involving domestic violence? Ashley E. Lowe & Nina Dodge Abrams, 2011
- The naked and the dead end: Training in screening for power imbalances James Pirrie, UK Lawyer, 2012
- Informed Choices in Parenting Coordination: Ten Reasons for Parenting Coordination to Not (Necessarily) Provide Reports to the Court
Hilary Linton, 2012
- Western Law Notes: E-newsletter for alumni, students and friends of Western Law
- Preparation for Mediation: For both Lawyers and Clients
Andrea Himel, 2011
- Screening for Power Imbalances in Family Law Cases
Hilary Linton, 2012
- The Power of Apologies in Family Mediation
Elizabeth Hyde, 2011