Jennifer Barkin is a Vaughan, Ontario-based Family Mediator and owner of Family Matters Mediators and Counselors where her goal is to help parties reach amicable solutions affordably and in a time-efficient manner. Along with being an accredited Mediator, Jennifer is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Parenting Coordinator, Arbitrator, Registered Social Worker, and Certified Divorce Coach.
Jennifer is also a presenter of the Mandatory Information Program at the Ontario Family Courts where she teaches parties about parenting plans, communication in high-conflict situations, co-parenting, and the Family Court system.
Utilizing her extensive training and education, Jennifer is able to assist families during some of the hardest times of their lives.
Sara is a clinical psychologist, author, and radio host of HelpMeSara on Sauga 960am. She has been working with individuals, couples, and families for more than 30 years and a large part of her private practice is devoted to helping parents navigate through their separation and divorce and helping them make sure that their children are least impacted by it.
Victoria Smith is a family lawyer with over 30 years of experience. For over 20 years she has confined her practice to settlement work – Collaborative Practice and Mediation. Victoria’s practice focuses on serving professionals, business owners, and their spouses. She has extensive experience dealing with complex property and support cases, with challenging dynamics. Victoria’s life work is to help her clients resolve conflict wisely and with dignity and to support an evolution in the legal profession from adversarial advocacy to conflict resolution advocacy. Committed to the growth of Collaborative Practice and settlement advocacy, she trains lawyers and other professionals in the collaborative process and settlement advocacy across North America and internationally. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Lawyering at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a former Director of the IACP and Collaborative Practice Toronto. She is co-author of Collaborative Family Law, Another Way to Resolve Family Disputes, and numerous articles on CP and dispute resolution.