Mediate to Go appreciates the hard work that you do as a conflict resolution professional. We know that it’s not easy managing the day-to-day business side of things while dealing with complex and challenging cases. Whether you are a facilitator, coach, mediator, arbitrator, family practitioner or ombudsman, Mediate to Go gives you an edge in the marketplace. We have developed Mediate to Go to deliver digital tools that add value to your practice; improving outreach to clients in need and digitizing the administrative and legal side of things. All of this saves you time, while you focus on what really matters; your clients. We want to do our part to make your practice much easier to manage, and make mediation much more accessible to people who need it.

We're always happy to listen to you. Please never hesitate to conact us at support@mediate2go.com.

The Team

Meet the team that works hard everyday to ensure conflict resolution professionals have great tools and great information in order to modernize their practice and improve their effectiveness.

Jon

Jon

  • Founder, Dispute Resolution and Law Expertise
  • Jonathan is the cofounder of Mediate to Go, and a workplace mediator and conflict coach with a Masters in Conflict Resolution. Jonathan has completed complex mediation, conflict coaching and group intervention work with different Canadian government departments, McGill University and in the private sector. Jonathan has lectured at the Department of Justice, McGill University and the United Nations. He currently studies law with McGill University. For fun, Jonathan travels, jokes around and speaks Dutch.
Chris

Chris

  • Founder, Technology
  • Chris cofounded Mediate to Go with Jonathan and focuses on the engineering and operational sides of the business. Chris brings together the best technologies to enable conflict resolution professionals to reach their full potential. In his spare time Chris enjoys playing as much baseball as possible (even during December in NY).
Paul

Paul

  • Developer Extraordiare
  • Paul is a software developer with nearly a decade of industry experience. After years of academic training in Software Engineering and Security, he has almost completed his degree in Law, leading a student seminar in law and IT. His primary expertise is in network security, including edge detection of malware threats. He also works on databases and mobile & web applications, as well as dabbling in a few open source projects. Paul speaks Chinese for fun and eats too much kimchi.
Viv

Viv

  • Editor and Blogger
  • Vivian can be found glued to her computer with her favorite co-workers, coffee and music, as she freelances away as a graphic designer and illustrator in Montreal. She seeks for projects that allow her to expand, explore and learn; offering advise and solutions to their visual communication problems: call her Sherlock of design. In her off time, she is a tourist—even in her own town—seeking for the next photographic moment or inspiration and the next savory dish to please her foodie ego. See Vivian’s work at vivian-yu.com | vvnyu.tumblr.com | @vvnyu
Antonio

Antonio

  • Editor and Blogger
  • Antonio Starnino is a service and user-centered designer with an interest in making fun and functional experiences for people. Born and raised in Montreal where I graduated from Concordia University in Design, I am now living in Milan, Italy, after completing a Master in Service Design from Politecnico di Milano. Much of my past experience comes from the health, nutrition, and social service sectors. I loving traveling and meeting new people, eating new types of cuisines, and watching re-runs of buffy the vampire slayer :)
Jason

Jason

  • Finance Blogger
  • Jason Wong holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance from Concordia University, in which, he participated in numerous business case competitions. He also held many various positions in the field of Finance in companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Standard Life, Scotiabank, and Thomson Reuters. He is currently working as a Logistic Officer for the Royal Canadian Navy, managing the budget and finances.
Lynda

Lynda

  • Therapy Blogger
  • Lynda is a Master's level (University of Guelph) Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in London, Ontario. In private practice since 1997, she specializes in relationships, emotional wellness, anxiety, depression and parenting, and blogs about these issues on Wabisabi Therapist and Mediate to Go. Contact her for services here. When not in the therapy room, Lynda is either swinging a golf club, playing with grandchildren, leading a ukulele jam or writing the next great Canadian stage play.
Patrick

Patrick

  • Public Interest Blogger
  • Patrick Shannon is a Canadian student at law with a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution, mental well-being, children's rights, and access to justice. He received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University in January 2015. As a student, Patrick worked for public interest organizations like Montreal’s Mile End Legal Clinic and the Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre in Calgary. He also served as an assistant managing editor of McGill’s International Journal of Sustainable Development, Law, and Policy.
Johanna

Johanna

  • Labour Law Blogger
  • Johanna Willows is a lawyer in Winnipeg, representing unions and individual employees. Johanna received her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013. She received several awards upon graduation for her work and extracurriculars in labour, employment, and human rights law, and was recently awarded the Manitoba Bar Association Pro Bono award. In her spare time, Johanna is enrolled in the Apparel Design program at Red River College in Winnipeg, and is a competitive tap dancer. She and her partner are passionate about food, politics, and karaoke.
Rosa

Rosa

  • Conflict Resolution Blogger
  • Coming from a large, international family and an anthropology household, diversity and inter human relations have always interested Rosa. To get a better understanding of the world and the differences in this world, Rosa left The Netherlands to broaden her horizon and learn from other cultures. After two years of traveling and working abroad, she decided to come back home to study Political Science. Here, Rosa started to call herself a realistic idealist. Always looking for practical solutions to problems and conflicts in an over-complex society and ever changing context, while believing in the goodwill of others and prosperous future. Since she graduated, Rosa works as academic analyst that wants to contribute to this future by examining it at the Clingendael Institute.
Christine

Christine

  • Wellness Blogger
  • Christine Pulpan is a Mediate to Go Blogger focused on Wellness. Christine holds a bachelor degree in psychology, diploma in HR, CHRP designation, and is a certified yoga instructor. She is interested in wellness, stress management, work life balance, yoga, and mindfulness. Christine is presently working with the Halton District School Board in Employee Health and Wellness. When she is not at work, Christine is either hiking, reading, traveling the world, or stuck in traffic.
Sean

Sean

  • Industrial Relations Blogger
  • Sean O'Brady is a PhD student at the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations specializing in labor relations and the social regulation of economic security. He has worked with various policy teams at the Government of Canada, as well as numerous research initiatives, including his current role as a doctoral researcher with the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT). He can be found binge-watching Netflix dramas with his beautiful wife during his off-hours.
Ashton

Ashton

  • Communications Blogger
  • Ashton is currently a student in Public Relations and Marketing at Auckland University of Technology, with a strong interest in media outreach and radio communications. He spends his free time winning water polo games and reading several books a week. Ashton also acts, dances and comes up with choreography in a Drama club in Auckland.
Vimala

Vimala

  • Accounting Consultant
  • Vimala is a member of the Business Administration Teaching Faculty at Montréal's Dawson College, the largest College in Québec. A graduate of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University (BComm, Accountancy, 2011) she will be pursuing post-graduate studies in Instructional Technology in Concordia's Department of Education. She is a strong advocate for promoting innovative technological tools in both the classroom and workplace, and has made it her mission to assist small businesses and students to increase efficiency and efficacy by leveraging these tools.
Jerry

Jerry

  • Governance and Conflict Blogger
  • Jerry Mings is facilitator with extensive experience in working with large and small groups on complex questions. He has a keen interest in enabling groups to find answers to questions by listening, understanding and appreciating a wide variety of perspectives. His work involves Board of Directors, Senior Teams and organizations located in the health, community and private sectors. When he not working with clients in a meeting room, you can find him online.
Evan

Evan

  • Public Health Blogger
  • For the past 10 years, Evan Muller-Cheng has worked in a variety of community based and social service settings that ranged from Police Services, Federal and Municipal governments, and non-profits. Evan has a graduate degree from The University of Ottawa in Criminology, as well he is currently completing a Master’s of Health Administration at the University of Toronto. Currently, Evan is the Manager of Community Initiatives with Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA). Specifically, Evan’s portfolio includes overseeing a community centre, food security programming, a Scarborough youth in conflict with the law program, and overseeing over 30 communities based, youth based social enterprise, and a micro grant distribution program. For fun, Evan bikes, cooks and makes everyone smile at ACSA.
Rhema

Rhema

  • Legal Dispute Blogger
  • Rhema Kang is a litigation lawyer. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in International Relations, and Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She first became excited about mediation while working for the Honourable George W. Adams, a prominent Canadian mediator who handles legal disputes worth up to several hundred million dollars. Rhema was the researcher behind the book, Mediating Justice: Legal Dispute Negotiations, and won second prize in the FMC Negotiation Competition. Rhema enjoys dark chocolate with sea salt and finds it awkward to write about herself in the third person.
Danm

Dan

  • Health Care Blogger
  • Daniel Mastine blogs on health, law and public policy issues. He holds a BSc in Nursing, a BA in Community and Public Affairs, and a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration. A practicing nurse of 8 years, his professional goals are motivated by a personal interest in the intersections between law, health, communities, and public policy. Daniel has volunteered with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, worked on the McGill Journal of Law and Health, and sat on the Faculty of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board for Clinical Research Ethics. He will soon graduate from the McGill Faculty of Law. When Dan is not caring for patients, he is hiking up Mont Royal.
Britt

Britt

  • Psychology Blogger
  • Britt van Wijk is a Psychologist specialized in children’s issues. She moved from the small town Amersfoort in The Netherlands and now lives in her own 'mini New York City’ - Amsterdam. She completed a masters in Clinical Developmental Psychology (2011). Since then, she advises, motivates, and facilitates collaboration in the field of science and education, unfortunately not always sucessfully with juveniles that have severe behavioral problems. Working in such different fields have shown her the importance of an individual way of coaching to resolve issues, even in the most difficult work-related situations. At home she never had this problem, having shared her apartment for over a year with an M2G mediator from Canada.
Danl

Dan

  • Editor and Blogger
  • Dan Lawlor is a Mediate to Go Blogger focused on estates and commercial dispute resolution. Dan is a graduate of McGill University's Faculty of Law with interests in conflict resolution, business law and writing. He played an important role as a director with Mediation at McGill, building connections with the community to improve outreach. Currently he is a student-at-law with Campbell Mihailovich Uggenti LLP in Hamilton, Ontario. Dan loves team sports, reading, and traveling.
Kris

Kris

  • Court Mediation Blogger
  • Kris Ablan is a lawyer-mediator based in Manila, the Philippines. He completed his Master of Public Policy at the University of Auckland, and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. He mediates both civil and criminal cases assigned to him by first level courts in Manila. Kris enjoys playing slow-pitch softball with his college buddies, if not spending family time with wife Ria and five year old daughter Bea.
Wayne

Wayne

  • Mediator and Conflict Coach
  • Wayne has been hiding out in New Zealand for a good while. Whilst he mostly mediates (Accident Insurance disputes; Earthquake claims; Leaky homes; Residential tenancy disputes; Neighbourhood quarrels; Real Estate Agent complaints) he has become involved in conflict coaching and Independent Neutral Practice in medium sized organisations. (akin to the Organisational Ombudsman). Wayne’s family is grown and left the nest. He spends most recreation hours walking Bella the dog and chores for his wife, Natalie. He is an avid family historian and enjoys writing biographies about his ancestors.