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ADVISORY BOARD

The Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution has an Advisory Board whose role is to:

  1. Provide advice to the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to assist them in fulfilling the Foundation’s objectives.
     
  2. Serve as an ambassador for the Foundation by being aware of the Foundation’s benefits and, where appropriate, being willing to encourage organizations within the business and legal communities to become members and utilize its services.
     
  3. Provide leadership on the effective use of alternative dispute resolution in appropriate situations.

The Advisory Board’s membership is comprised of:

  • Eileen Carroll - director of corporate development of the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London, England.
     
  • Edward C. Chiasson, Q.C., FCI Arb., C.Arb. - a partner of Ladner Downs; member roster of arbitrators of institutions including the ICC, AAA, CAMCA, CIETAC, BCICAC, LCIA and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Canadian roster of review panelists under the NAFTA.
     
  • Genevieve A. Chornenki - president of Mediated Solutions Incorporated in Toronto; past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s national ADR section; and vice-president for eastern Canada of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR).
     
  • Dean Timothy Christian - dean of the law school at the University of Alberta; and a founder of the newly-formed John Decore Dispute Resolution Centre at the University of Alberta.
     
  • Right Honourable Joe Clark, P.C., C.C. - president of Joe Clark & Associates in Calgary; former Prime Minister of Canada; Foreign Minister for seven years; Chief negotiator of the Charlottetown Constitutional Accord; and special United Nations Envoy to Cyprus.
     
  • Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C., Q.C. - counsel to the Atlantic law firm Patterson Palmer Hunter Murphy; Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland; former Minister of Justice, Minister of Trade, Minister of Transport and Minister of Fisheries for Canada over the years 1984-1993; and author of an autobiography "No Holds Barred - My Life in Politics".
     
  • Yves Fortier, C.C., Q.C. - a partner of Ogilvy Renault in Montreal; formerly Canadian ambassador to the United Nations; and a former president of the Canadian Bar Association.
     
  • Honourable Paule Gauthier, P.C., O.C., Q.C. - a partner of Desjardins Ducharme Stein Monast in Quebec City; chair of the Canadian Security Intelligence Review Committee; a member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; and a former president of the Canadian Bar Association.
     
  • Dean Neil Gold - a long time teacher of dispute resolution; a member of the Advisory Panel on Commercial Disputes under NAFTA on behalf of the Government of Canada; a member of the steering committee for the Dispute Resolution Institute of North America (DRINA); and a principal of Dispute Management Inc.
     
  • Derek Hayes, Q.C. - former executive vice-president and general counsel at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Toronto; and a past chairman of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, a conference of the Canadian Bar Association.
     
  • Thomas Heintzman, Q.C. - a partner of McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto; and a past president of the Canadian Bar Association.
     
  • James F. Henry - president and founder of the non-profit, New York-based CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; former law firm partner; former president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; a fellow of the American Bar Association (ABA); and a member of the ABA’s Dispute Resolution Council.
     
  • William Hurlburt, Q.C. - director Emeritus and counsel/consultant of the Alberta Law Reform Institute; and counsel with Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer in Edmonton.
     
  • Randy Bundas - vice-president and general counsel of the Insurance Council of Canada in Toronto.
     
  • Harold MacKay, Q.C. - managing partner of MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman in Regina.
     
  • Dean Sheilah Martin - past dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary; and steering committee member for the establishment of CFDR.
     
  • Honorable Chief Justice R. Roy McMurtry - chief justice of Ontario; a former High Commissioner of Canada to the United Kingdom; and a former attorney general of Ontario.
     
  • Honourable Chief Justice W. Kenneth Moore - chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta; and a successful pioneer of the judicial mini-trial in Canada.
     
  • Michael Morin, Q.C. - vice-president and general counsel of Mobil Canada in Calgary; a past chairman of the Association of General Counsel of Alberta; and steering committee member for the establishment of CFDR.
     
  • Abraham Okazaki - former executive director of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the Vancouver Centre for Commercial Disputes.
     
  • Chris C. Robinson, Q.C. - a partner at McInnes Cooper & Robertson; a member of the Atlantic Provinces Arbitration and Mediation Institute; past chairman of the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association; member of the Association of Defence Trial Attorneys; and co-author of Court Reform in Canada "The Canadian Bar Association Task Force Report."
     
  • Len Simms - the president of Len Simms & Associates Inc.; former Speaker of the House of Assembly; former Cabinet Minister; and former president of Treasury Board, Newfoundland.
     
  • Bonita J. Thompson, Q.C. - a partner at Singleton Urquhart Scott in Vancouver; founding executive director of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the Vancouver Centre for Commercial Disputes; and chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s task force on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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