Christine Kim is a parenting mediator and P.C. With over twenty years experience working in the Social Work field, Christine has worked with diverse groups, ranging from street kids to seniors, both locally and globally.
Christine graduated from the University of Toronto, receiving her Master of Social Work in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Collaborative Program in Ethnic-Pluralism. She is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation, and is a Child Protection Mediator on the Ontario roster. She also acts as a Clinical Investigator with the Ontario Children’s Lawyer. Christine has guest lectured at a number of institutions on the topic of Cultural Competency in mediation.
Christine has a rare ability to balance no-nonsense verbal skills with warm, sincere affect to make people comfortable expressing what is important to them. She recognizes that part of her role as a mediator is to help parents redefine their relationship so they can co-parent effectively. Her approach is family- focused and child- centered. She maintains the best interest of the child as the foundation for all negotiations. She ensures that the child’s voice is heard throughout her mediations, whether it is through interviews or through the parents or other significant individuals in the child’s life. Her intuitive nature combined with her goal oriented focus has always been a successful combination towards reaching an agreement.
“Ms. Kim was empathetic, insightful, helpful, creative, and facilitated a fair and balanced solution that was in the best interest of the children”-Mediation Client
“Christine Kim is an excellent mediator who understands the court system and, more importantly, works well with families. I cannot recommend her and Riverdale Mediation high enough.”- Patti Cross, Family Counsel at Ontario Court of Justice
“Christine Kim is solution oriented, and helps separating couples move forward effectively, and with a focus on their children.” – Lene Madsen, Family Law Lawyer
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for referring us to Ms Kim. She is awesome. Ms Kim got a deal done. ” –mediation client