Derek Thaczuk, BSc., Q. Med.
I am professionally recognized as a Qualified Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC), the national professional body for mediators, arbitrators, and related professionals.
As a graduate of York University’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution programs, I have over 175 hours of specialized educational training in mediation and conflict resolution. I am also a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
I have mediated disputes between plaintiffs and defendants at the Superior Court of Justice: Small Claims in North York, Ontario. In most cases, the disputants successfully reached mediated settlements without the need to proceed to trial.
In my past professional life, I have served on the Boards of Directors of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (a venture of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) and the Community Research Initiative of Toronto.