Professional Details

Tamara Bodnaruk-Wide

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172 Main Street East
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Hamilton, ON L8N 1G9
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Description of Practice

Tamara has been the director of AXIS Family Mediation Inc. since its inception, and mediates on-site at all of the courts that AXIS provides service to, off-site via the roster, acts as IRC on occasion and is a both a MIP facilitator and presenter. She has been mediating professionally in Hamilton since 1998. She has mediated more than 5000 cases, and is known for having an extraordinarily high settlement rate.

Tamara’s academic background includes a specialized Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration, a post-graduate diploma in Regulatory Law and one of her two undergraduate Honours B.A.’s is in Law in Society. Tamara has taught courses on Family Mediation at McMaster University for eight years, guest lectured at various colleges, universities, workshops and training programs, including the Ontario Police College. Tamara trains mediation students, both at the practicum and internship levels.

Professional Background

In terms of Professional Associations, Tamara is an accredited family mediator (Acc.F.M.) with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM), a lifetime member of Family Mediation Canada (FMC), a Family Dispute Resolution Professional in Mediation (FDRP Med.) with the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO), and an Accredited Employee Assistance Mediator through ADRNET. She is also a member in good standing with the Network (interaction for Conflict Resolution), The Society for Conflict Resolution (SCRO), The society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)/ACR NET, The Academy of Family Mediators/, The ADR Institute of Ontario, the ADR section of the Ontario Bar Association and The Association for Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).


Tamara is the president elect of Family Mediation Canada, as well as being on their Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Past Treasurer and chair of the Practice and Ethics Committee. Tamara sits on many other committees and Boards of related groups and community organizations, such as the Legal Aid Ontario Advisory Committee.

Other Information

When not mediating, she is a loud hockey mom, exhausted dance mom, and dedicated dog mom. In rare moments of leisure, she can be found devouring a good book, or toting around on a vintage scooter.

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Services

  • Mediator


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