A Place for Mediation Inc.

Before you litigate, always mediate.

Service Areas

With its head office at Yonge and Bloor in the downtown Toronto area A Place for Mediation Inc. provides services not just to the Greater Toronto Area but to the entire Ottawa, Windsor corridor and with services stretching as far north as Thunder Bay. In addition to our current office we have a satellite office in the Ottawa area.


At all of our offices clients can expect professional services in each of the following areas:

Adjudication

The legal process of resolving a dispute. The formal giving or pronouncing of a judgment or decree in a court proceeding; also the judgment or decision given.
  • Bruce Ally is a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and he currently has his application pending for the Construction Adjudication roster. He has adjudicated many matters in the areas of construction, employment, contracts and personal injury.

Arbitration

A form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a way to resolve disputes outside the courts. The dispute will be decided by one or more persons (the "arbitrators", "arbiters" or "arbitral tribunal"), which renders the "arbitration award".
  • Currently Bruce Ally, Agnes Kaufman and Genghiz Khan are all arbitrators who focus on a wide variety of areas including contract disputes, construction, and any other civil matters. In addition to this, Genghiz Khan also does religious arbitrations.

Investigations

The act or process of investigating; a careful search or examination in order to UNCOVER facts, etc. AND POTENTIALLY ARRIVE AT A DETERMINATION OF TRUTH
  • Bruce Ally and Maurice Ford are currently certified to do investigations for our company. These Investigations often focus on allegations of impropriety in the workplace including harassment, theft and racism.

Ombudsman

An official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against officials or government agencies
  • Bruce Ally is a certified Ombudsman who is capable of conducting investigations ad hok investigations for private companies as required. This opportunity is often utilized by smaller companies who cannot afford a full time Ombuds person. There are several companies who utilize our services on an ongoing contractual bases.

Mediation

Mediation—also known as conciliation—is the fastest growing ADR method. Unlike litigation, mediation provides a forum in which parties can resolve their own disputes, with the help of a neutral third party
  • All of our staff are fully trained in mediation and most of them are on the Attorney Generals Roster of Mediators. In addition to civil mediations, we have and offer specializations in sports disputes for the Sport Dispute Resolution Counsel of Canada, Health Dispute Resolution for the Local Health Integration Network, and Child Protection mediations.

Workplace Restoration

Our company has many years of experience in providing workplace restoration. Bruce Ally, Agnes Kaufman, Maurice Ford are all certified workplace fairness analysists with the Workplace Fairness Institute. Both Bruce Ally and Maurice Ford are consultants for health Canada with respect to Workplace restoration. We have provided these services for both public and private sector organizations. Including hospitals, teachers federations and other such organizations. On many occasions we have conducted the analysis of the workplace culture and developed solutions to implement workplace change.

Coaching

Coaching is a service utilized to enhance individual workers abilities to function better in a team setting. It is often utilized to reintegrate people back into work and/or work is done with the entire group to change the culture and to bring a new understanding of each individual’s contributions. Such that workers are cognise of the workplace culture.
  • Bruce Ally, Maurice Ford and Anges Kaufman are currently certified to provide coaching/counselling services.