Ambrosia Varaschin is a nationally and internationally recognized arbitrator, mediator, neutral third-party investigator, and dispute resolution consultant based in Martensville. She has attended well regarded Canadian institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Ottawa, as well as the acclaimed Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. In addition, she has completed her post graduate studies at some of the top conflict and negotiation universities in the world, including the United States Institute of Peace and the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation from the world famous ESSEC Business School in Paris. Ambrosia is proud to be the first Saskatchewan appointee to a NAFTA advisory council, sitting as the youngest ever member of the CUSMA Private Commercial Disputes Advisory Committee, and Saskatchewan’s only current member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She serves as a public appointee to the SRNA’s Disciplinary Tribunal, hearing misconduct and malpractice cases, as well as the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada’s Ordinary, Doping, and Safeguarding (misconduct, abuse, and charter claims) tribunals. In addition, she works as a Senior Conflict Management Officer on for sexual harassment and misconduct files involving the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defense, and any of their contractors—leading teams in managing, investigating, and resolving complaints of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, and personnel grievances. She formerly worked in the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat and was awarded the Deputy Minister’s Award for Service Excellence for her role with the Independent Assessment for extraordinary abuse claims. Ambrosia devotes her volunteer hours to improving the healthcare system as a patient advisor, sitting as a member of the Provincial Patient & Family Leadership Council and Practitioner Advisory Council with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Vice-Chair of the Data and Analytics Oversight and Governance Council with the Ministry of Health, and as a disciplinary tribunal member for the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
Incarna Consulting provides a full spectrum of third-party dispute resolution services, including neutral evaluation services, investigations, mediation, arbitration, conflict coaching, and workplace restoration. We work with businesses and organizations to design dispute resolution systems by developing frameworks, policies, and procedures relating to contract and employment disputes, and providing organizational reviews to highlight, analyze, and problem solve institutional conflict. On average, only 5% of disputes are actually decided by the courts; the majority of cases are settled privately using a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options. Given its versatility in resolving a wide range of disputes, some have taken to calling ADR ‘Appropriate Dispute Resolution’, as the parties choose the process they feel is most appropriate for their needs and interests. ADR generally involves bringing in a neutral and impartial third party to assist in resolving the matter via a facilitative approach, where the neutral has no decision making power and assists the parties to find their own solution, or a decisional approach, where the third party has the decision making authority and imposes a solution on the parties. Incarna Consulting provides all manner of neutral services along the ADR spectrum. Whether you’re the in-house counsel for a large multi-national litigating a major contract dispute, a disruptor in technology battling to protect your intellectual property, or a small family owned business with import-export issues, we have you covered. Not only is Incarna Consulting is the only Saskatchewan ADR firm with a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, we also proudly host the first Saskatchewan appointee to an international trade council. We are the only firm in Canada licensed to provide the full suite of New Ways training for youth, families experiencing high-conflict divorce and separation, and workplace conflict, and we hold several certifications from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety/Worksafe Saskatchewan for Workplace Investigations and Inspections.
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