Although family mediation is technically an unregulated profession, most successful mediators voluntarily seek to be accredited by one of the organizations that provide such designations.
All designations require specified training (which we provide) and specified experience. Riverdale Mediation’s Internship Program has provided many dozens of student family mediators the opportunity to gain such experience.
Our formal program accepts qualified students who we believe are best suited to our firm’s approach and principles. We usually have between 5-8 interns of varying personal and professional backgrounds at any given time. This allows Riverdale, and our sister company mediate393 inc., which provides free and subsidized mediation services in Toronto, to assign interns on most cases.
Recent Testimonial from our internship program:
“I wanted to thank both of you for your support and guidance throughout my internship with Riverdale/mediate393. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the roster mediators, including both of you (Hilary Linton & Elizabeth Hyde), for the past 9 months. The experience and knowledge I have gained from this internship had prepared me to venture out into mediation field. I am extremely enthusiastic about family mediation and look forward to the next stage of my career. Thank you again.”
– Breanne Becker, 2015 intern
Below is a list of our current & past interns:
James “Jim” Fitch