Professional Details

Hilary Linton

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393 University Avenue
Suite 2000
Toronto, ON M5G1E6

Description of Practice

Hilary has been practising or teaching dispute resolution for over 30 years.

A former freelance journalist, she practised civil and family law for 14 years before deciding to focus on dispute resolution theory and skills. She established Riverdale Mediation Ltd. in 2000, where she and colleagues provide affordable family mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination services, working with lawyers and their clients and with unrepresented parties.

Riverdale also offers widely acclaimed training including family mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination certificate programs, and custom-designed training for government departments, agencies, professional and faith-based ADR organizations, and law schools. Recent projects include the design and delivery of 8 weeks of mediation workshops and mentoring for community and civic leaders throughout the Caribbean, family arbitration and screening for power imbalances and domestic violence for parenting coordination professionals in Prince Edward Island, and workshops for FDR professionals in Cape Town, South Africa.

Through Riverdale and with colleagues she has established a comprehensive family mediation internship program where she has the privilege of mentoring new professionals as they enter the field.

Other Information

Hilary holds professional FDR designations with Family Mediation Canada, the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Family Mediation and the ADR Institute of Ontario. She is the 2014 recipient of the OBA Award of Excellence in ADR. Her other passions include her two children, back country camping and canoe tripping and teaching cross country skiing as a certified instructor.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator