The Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution has an
Advisory Board whose role is to:
- Provide advice to the Board of Directors and the Executive
Director to assist them in fulfilling the Foundations objectives.
- Serve as an ambassador for the Foundation by being aware of
the Foundations benefits and, where appropriate, being willing to encourage
organizations within the business and legal communities to become members and utilize its
- Provide leadership on the effective use of alternative
dispute resolution in appropriate situations.
The Advisory Boards 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
Associations 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 ABAs 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 Queens 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 Associations task force on Alternative
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