B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), Acc. FM., FDRP PC (Certified Specialist in Parenting Coordination)
Medius Dispute Resolutions was established in 2010. Providing high quality processes that effectively resolve disputes, Medius offers the expertise that comes from many years of diverse experience. Led by Elizabeth Hyde, Medius provides services in three main areas:
conflict coaching, corporate workshops and dispute resolution process design including addressing bullying in schools and communities; family and elder mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination services and training; workplace dispute resolution including staff and management training.
Medius also provides senior, skilled management and conflict resolution services to ADR organizations, and Dispute Resolution Officer services in Ontario family courts in Barrie and Toronto.
Elizabeth is the Principal of Medius Dispute Resolutions. Elizabeth’s private practice, through Riverdale Mediation Ltd., is focused on providing effective and informed family mediation, arbitration, mediation/arbitration and parenting coordination involving parenting plans, child and spousal support and property division. Elizabeth is also a roster mediator with mediate393 inc. and Dispute Resolution Officer in Toronto and Barrie.
Through her work, Elizabeth has developed expertise in working with high-conflict families both during the time of separation and with parents as a Parenting Coordinator when ongoing conflict continues following separation.
Elizabeth’s experience includes several years as a public school educator and seven years practicing family law in Toronto. In addition Elizabeth spent ten years as the National Director of Professional Development at a national law firm before starting Medius 10 years ago.
Elizabeth received her Master of Laws (ADR) at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013 and is a sessional instructor in the LL.M. program. Elizabeth was an Adjunct Professor at Western University Law School teaching mediation and negotiation. Elizabeth designs and delivers a range of training programs at Riverdale Mediation including training for small groups of professionals.
Elizabeth is the Co-chair of the Parenting Coordination section of FDRIO, Co-chair of the Youth Project for Mediators Beyond Borders Canada, past chair of the ADR section of the Ontario Bar Association and a past member of the Child and Youth Law section executive. Elizabeth's memberships include OBA, OAFM, FDRIO, MBBI and AFCC/O. In addition to her ADR practice, Elizabeth designs training programs and dispute resolution processes to address issues of bullying in schools and communities.