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Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Premium MemberCertified Mediator

Bruce Ally

I have been mediating since 1985 an have conducted in excess of 3000 mediations. In the last ten years I have added arbitration to my practice. I operate one of the largest private firm of Mediators in Canada. In addition to this I teach and supervise students in the Advanced Mediation program at York University as well as third year Law Students at Osgoode Hall Law school in the Lawyer is Negotiator program. As a Workplace Analyst and a Provincially certified Investigator I have also added investigations and workplace harassment issues to my repertoire. I am an approved service provider for the Government of Canada

Mediating fulltime since 1991. I mediate/ arbitrate approximately two hundred times per year and have conducted in excess of three thousand mediations. I also teach the lawyer is negotiator course to third year law students @ Osgoode Hall Law students. I also instruct/ coach parts of the advanced certificate program @ York University specifically the section on employment law. As well as supervising students practicums in the small claims court. I am the founder and director of one of the largest full service resolution companies in Toronto and have successfully supervised in excess on hundred successful candidates for the Q. Med designation and for induction to the Attorney General’sRoster of Mediators.

ADR Experience

In excess of three thousand mediations conducted. Originally started in family I now through specialized training and by certification only specialize in child protection in this arena. The bulk of my practice involved mediating personal injury, employment , estate and construction although there is a sprinkling of lease, real estate and other commercial disputes.


I have a multimodal approach that is tailored to the needs of the situation. When there is an ongoing relationship I often utilize a collaborative approach. In personal injury I often find an evaluative approach more necessary, the same goes for employment matters in the private sector.


B.A., M.A. & Ph.D., in counselling psychology. numerous certificates in Mediation and an LLM in ADR. Certified as a child protection mediator, a Workplace Fairness Analyst and on the attorney General’s Roster of Mediators in Toronto, Ottawa & Windsor. Provincially licensed Private Investigator, Certified as an Ombudsman, as well as Arbitrator

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Adult Family
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Family
  • General
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Psychotherapist
  • Staff Developer

Fees and Provisos

My current hourly fee is $ 400 per hour with a minimum of four hours, this is competitive in our market. This fee is for a two party mediation conducted in metropolitan Toronto and does not include preparation costs, reading time, travel time and location costs where the mediation is held in person.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • FMC - Family Mediation Canada
  • FMA - The Family Mediators' Association
  • ADRC - ADR Center