Recognized as one of Canada's foremost commercial mediators, Rick Weiler is also experienced in conducting arbitrations and med-arbs of commercial, construction, employment and insurance- related matters. Rick has been mediator for over 27 years, mediating approximately 4,000 cases, and was the first Canadian mediator to be certified by the International Mediation Institute and he has been a regular contributor to the Kluwer Mediation Blog. 

He is a past Chair of the National ADR Section of the Canadian Bar Association and was the recipient of the 2004 Award of Excellence in ADR from the Ontario Bar Association's ADR Section. Rick is the first Canadian mediator to be certified by the International Mediation Institute.

Rick mediates disputes involving a wide variety of subject matter including, Long Term Disability Insurance, Employment, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Historical Sexual Abuse, Construction, Business, Corporate and Contract-related disputes, Medical Malpractice, Professional E&O Claims, Environmental, including spills, IP and IT and a range of other tort claims.

In the past Rick has delivered Mediation and Conflict Resolution training to a wide variety of audiences including The National Judicial Institute (Canada), The Department of Justice (Canada), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Public Service Staff Relations Board, The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, Parks Canada, The Department of National Defence (Canada), The Canadian Transportation Agency, The Royal Bank of Canada,The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Public Service Alliance of Canada, The Canadian Bar Association and major Canadian law firms. In 2000, he delivered an intensive 6-week mediation-training program for Russian lawyers in Moscow as part of a World Bank justice reform initiative. He was also involved in a Project to establish a Commercial ADR Centre in Tirana, Albania. In 2003, he completed an Inter-American Development Bank consultancy regarding the development of commercial ADR in Guyana. He is currently involved in a Court-Connected mediation project in Lesotho.

He has been an adjunct professor, teaching ADR at the University of Ottawa Law School. He has also taught Advanced Mediation at the University of Toronto and has lectured on Conflict Analysis and Process Design as part of the LL.M. in ADR program at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has lectured at Queen's University Law School in Kingston, and serves on the faculty of International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILl-Uganda).  He has also served as a Canadian delegate to the NAFTA 2022 Committee tasked with advancing the use of ADR in the North America Free Trade Region.

Rick writes and speaks frequently on issues related to mediation and conflict resolution. He is the author of the Mediation Chapter in Canadian Legal Practice and has been a contributing author to the CCH Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Manual and Butterworth’s Barristers and Solicitors in Practice. He has blogged regularly on the Kluwer Mediation Blog.

Prior to his career in mediation Rick practiced corporate, commercial, real estate, development and tax law for 15 years.

Rick Weiler's long form Curriculum Vitae can be seen here.


Rick's Last Minute Availability

April 11, May 2, 3, July 12, Aug 7, 16, 23, 30, Sep 4

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