Cindy Holovac Leithead is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM) with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM). She holds an Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University, a Masters in Criminology Applied Degree (M.C.A.) from the University of Ottawa, and an Honours BA Degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario.
As a counsellor, mediator, arbitrator, and facilitator, Cindy draws on her over 25 years of experience assisting families, adults, youths and children experiencing a variety of difficulties, disputes, emotional issues or who are involved in the family, civil, or criminal justice system. She was a public sector senior manager for over 15 years.
Cindy has successfully mediated complex disputes among families, civil matters, employees and stakeholders. She has also facilitated various employment, case management, stakeholders, and volunteer group meetings. Cindy has counselled individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues, such as anger management, adjusting to separation / divorce, elder care, grief - loss - bereavement, abuse, career counselling, and general life challenges.
Cindy coaches mediation at York University Dispute Resolution Certificate in the classroom and at Small Claims Court. Cindy also coaches mediation for Osgoode Hall Mediation Course at Small Claims Court. She is a part-time Community College Professor.
Cindy also volunteers as the lead keeper in peacemaking circles with Peacebuilders International.
• Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute Ontario / Canada
• Ontario Association of Family Mediators, (OAFM), Accredited Family Mediator
• Family Mediation Canada
• Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
• Workplace Fairness Institute, (WFA)
• Individual • Couple • Family • Anger Management
• Family (Comprehensive) • Parenting Coordinator • Civil