Professional Details

Bruce Ally
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

A Place for Mediation Inc.

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1240 Bay StreetSuite 802
Toronto, ON M5R 2A7
416 967 9432 x26
Fax: 416 922 2287


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
I have been mediating since 1985 an have conducted in excess of 3000 mediations. In the last ten years I have added arbitration to my practice. I operate one of the largest private firm of Mediators in Canada. In addition to this I teach and supervise students in the Advanced Mediation program at York University as well as third year Law Students at Osgoode Hall Law school in the Lawyer is Negotiator program. As a Workplace Analyst and a Provincially certified Investigator I have also added investigations and workplace harassment issues to my repertoire. I am an approved service provider for the Government of Canada

Professional Background

Mediating fulltime since 1991. I mediate/ arbitrate approximately two hundred times per year and have conducted in excess of three thousand mediations. I also teach the lawyer is negotiator course to third year law students @ Osgoode Hall Law students. I also instruct/ coach parts of the advanced certificate program @ York University specifically the section on employment law. As well as supervising students practicums in the small claims court. I am the founder and director of one of the largest full service resolution companies in Toronto and have successfully supervised in excess on hundred successful candidates for the Q. Med designation and for induction to the Attorney General'sRoster of Mediators.


In excess of three thousand mediations conducted. Originally started in family I now through specialized training and by certification only specialize in child protection in this arena. The bulk of my practice involved mediating personal injury, employment , estate and construction although there is a sprinkling of lease, real estate and other commercial disputes.


B.A., M.A. & Ph.D., in counselling psychology. numerous certificates in Mediation and an LLM in ADR. Certified as a child protection mediator, a Workplace Fairness Analyst and on the attorney General's Roster of Mediators in Toronto, Ottawa & Windsor. Provincially licensed Private Investigator, Certified as an Ombudsman, as well as Arbitrator


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2002-2005    Osgoode Hall Law School    LLM 2Years Part time
Dec 1998    University of Windsor     24 Hours
1997-1998    York University    156 Hours
2006    University of Toronto    24 Hours


I have a multimodal approach that is tailored to the needs of the situation. When there is an ongoing relationship I often utilize a collaborative approach. In personal injury I often find an evaluative approach more necessary, the same goes for employment matters in the private sector.


My current hourly fee is $ 400 per hour with a minimum of four hours, this is competitive in our market. This fee is for a two party mediation conducted in metropolitan Toronto and does not include preparation costs, reading time, travel time and location costs where the mediation is held in person.

Other Information

Mediation Arbitration Investigation Ombudsman Restoration

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents (970 mediated)
  • Adult Family (320 mediated)
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business (900 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (2,030 mediated)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial (1,780 mediated)
  • Congregational (93 mediated)
  • Construction (468 mediated)
  • Contracts (248 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (2,360 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (1,770 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (734 mediated)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Family (345 mediated)
  • General
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice (260 mediated)
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation (714 mediated)
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational (290 mediated)
  • Partnership (148 mediated)
  • Patent (29 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (1,400 mediated)
  • Police (42 mediated)
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate (58 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims (150 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (55 mediated)
  • Workers Comp (78 mediated)
  • Workplace (634 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Online Mediator


Stephen Benjamin LLB Personal Injury Law I mediate for this firm often Osborne Barnwell CGA , LLB Human Rights Lawyer I mediate for this firm Andrew Monkhouse Jd Employment Law firm I mediate for

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