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Barbara Martyn, Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Barbara Martyn

Taylor Martyn Suissa
2869 Bloor St. West
Unit 965
Toronto, ON M8X 1B3
Tel: (647) 655-7185
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Fact Finding

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  • Practice Commenced: 1999
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2022): 3000
Practice Percentages


Barbara is a Chartered Mediator, Canada's most senior official designation for practicing mediators. She has been a full time mediator for more than sixteen years and in that time has mediated more than 2500 disputes.

Barbara has training in both mediation and negotiation from The Advocates Society, Osgoode Hall Law School and The Ontario Bar Association. She was trained in Advanced Negotiation at Harvard Law School and in Advanced Mediation at the Straus Institute of Pepperdine University. Barbara, a former school teacher and principal, has more than fifteen years litigation experience. She has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario and has acted as counsel in hundreds of mediations in civil cases and in human rights proceedings in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.

Barbara mediates Personal Injury, Disability and Life insurance, Employment and Commercial disputes. She has consulted to Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development Programme in the areas of Mediation and Negotiation and provided negotiation and communication training to numerous corporations.

She has been a frequent speaker and conference chair at the Canadian Institute and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

Case Experience

  • Disability Claims
  • Employment
  • Labour/Unions
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • B.A. (McMaster University)
  • B.Ed. (University of Regina)
  • M.Ed. (University of Toronto)
  • LL.B. (Osgoode Hall Law School.)

Barbara has training in both mediation and negotiation from The Advocates Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, The Ontario Bar Association, Harvard Law School and Pepperdine University

Memberships & Affiliations

Barbara is the past chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Ontario Bar Association and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Joseph's Health Centre.

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