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Christopher Baines, Mediator, Collingwood, Ontario.

Christopher Baines

C.A. Baines Mediation
282 Birch St.
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2V7
Tel: (416) 932-1334
Cell: (416) 932-1334
Fax: 647-479-3749
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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: 1997
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2022): 500
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Christopher Baines, Chartered Mediator, has been practising since 1996 and his focus is on resolving civil cases and particularly estate issues involving families. He is a roster mediator with the OMMP and is comfortable with a wide range of issues from wrongful dismissal, insurance and most particularly family estate issues. Christopher has worked with over 300 law firms and their clients to provide thoughtful, effecient and expeditious resolution (in most cases) of their issues.

He has a wide range of leadership experience in politics (Executive Director to two cabinet ministers), publishing and the charitable sector (Chair of four provincial charities). He has also been a mediator coach for graduate ADR studemts at Small Claims Courts for three years. Mr. Baines is also an award winning Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) who enjoys public speaking as well as performing the occasional amateur magic show for kids.

In all of these roles he has worked with many individuals and groups that presented strong and diverse positions which sometimes resulted in significant conflict. Chris was (and is) always willing to engage all parties in these circumstances and remains so now. 


Case Experience

  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Disability Claims
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • - Hons. BA - University of Toronto
  • - Certified Advertising Agency Practitioner

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario - Board Member since 2018
  • Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview - fornmer Board Member
  • Canadian Society for Training and Development - Past Chair
  • Committee of Adjustment - Town of Collingwood - 2018 - present
  • Police Services Board - Town of Collingwood - 2016 - 2019
  • International Joint Commission - Public Interest Advisory Board - 2010 - 2013

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