What do Mediators do?
The Family Mediator

  • Facilitates communication and problem-solving.

  • Behaves in a neutral, unbiased and non-judgmental manner.

  • Provides a safe and supportive setting.

  • Ensures that discussions are meaningful and respectful.

  • Assists participants to: identify needs, make decisions, and craft their own agreements.

  • Encourages parents to assess their current financial situation and determine how they will provide for future needs.

  • Refers clients to get appropriate advice and information for best decision-making

Our Mediators

Jennifer Suzor is the President of Bridging Family Conflict and has over thirty decades of experience as an Accredited Family, Child Protection and Intergenerational Mediator, and is an experienced Mediation Trainer based in Windsor, Ontario.  Having practiced family law at all levels of the Court from 1988 to 2021, she experienced first hand how difficult that system can be for families.  She now focuses only on mediation.  She is committed to training family mediators and is a frequent speaker at conferences.  As the co-developer of Insightful Mediation Training she has trained throughout Canada.  Jennifer served as the President of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) from 2013 to 2018 and continued to contribute to the important work of that organization through to 2021. She continues to work on the www.familypeacemakers.ca conference committee, something she was part of beginning during her Presidency at OAFM.  Jennifer is also on the Board of Directors for Windsor Life Centre, a Woman’s Addiction Treatment Centre and the Past-President of the Autism Society of Ontario (Windsor) and the Summit Centre for Preschoolers with Autism.  in 2016, Jennifer received the President’s Award from the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Chapter, in recognition of her volunteer work as Co-Chair of the Walsh Family Negotiation Competition and her vision of creating a series of events in Windsor called “Changing the Culture of Conflict Resolution in Family Breakdown Roundtable Dinner Series” for the Judiciary, Counsel, Psychologists, Social Workers and others who work with family breakdown in Windsor. Jennifer also mediates in her private practice at www.suzormediation.com.

Krista Konrad is a social worker, counsellor and mediator with experience working with individuals, couples and families. She earned her Master of Social Worker degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1999 and is also an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. She has years of experience as a child protection worker and counsellor where she worked with families and children with complex issues including domestic violence, abuse, parent/child conflict, separation/divorce, addictions and mental health issues.

Adam McKinley has a background in the Family Court system as a former intern with a member of the Ontario Court of Justice as well as experience working with clients who are experiencing family breakdown. Compassionate and understanding of the importance of developing parenting plans that work for both parties, Adam brings a calm and non-judgemental attitude to all of his mediations, with a focus on developing better communication for the future.

Cindy Nantais graduated from Windsor Law in 1998 and earned a Master of Laws (Family Law) from Osgoode Hall in 2014. Cindy left private practice to raise her children. For more than a decade, she has been a sessional instructor in Family Law at the University of Windsor. She teaches law to mediators at INSIGHTful Mediation Training and also coaches in that program.  Cindy became a mediator to help families in conflict resolve issues in a productive and meaningful way.

Stephanie Feld is a family law lawyer practicing in the GTA as a passionate and dedicated legal advocate who always strives to resolve client disputes—whether child support, spousal support, or division of family property—in the most efficient manner possible. Now an Accredited Family Mediator, Stephanie understands that navigating the legal system is often difficult, frustrating, and emotionally draining and she is committed to helping families mediate efficiently.

Rita Cznary is an Accredited Family Mediator and provides french language mediation services upon request. Rita fournit des services de médiation en français sur demande.

Sami Cznary is an Accredited Family Mediator and provides french language mediation services upon request. Ritafournit des services de médiation en français sur demande.