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About Us


Meet Your Mediator Dawn Porter

Dawn holds an honours degree in psychology for York University, a Masters in Law from Osgoode Hall, is an Accredited Family Mediator (Ontario Association of Family Mediators) and an Accredited Elder Care Mediator. Dawn has been in full time private practice for over 20 years providing her with a wealth of experience. With additional 27 certificates in various mediation styles and methodologies Dawn customizes each agenda of items and each drafted agreement specifically to each family she assists.

Retainer contracts for her services are also customized, she asks for a retainer commiserate with the amount of time she thinks it will take to get you through the process. Dawn places the children of a separating couple as priority in the agenda, fostering healthy relationships for all family members during this very difficult time. Focusing on her clients present and the future, Dawn helps create Parenting Plans that help each parent be the best they can be for their children and a conflict resolution process in place so that the family can deal more effectively with disagreements as they arise down the road.

 Dawn is currently working on a book to help youth deal with their parents’ separation and divorce. The book will be of great benefit to youth and their parents. Dawn’s wish is that the parents not only get the book for their children but also read it so they have a better understanding of what the children are experiencing.