About Dave

Dave Wakely Mediator

After years as a local union leader I became frustrated by how discussions elevated to disputes even when the parties were not that far apart. I saw that through using interest based negotiations and mediation parties could reach mutually beneficial agreements that increased the productivity of the workplace and the security of the workforce. I successfully integrated interest based negotiation into my organization and my passion for problem solving and helping others drove me to the practice of Mediation. I have mediated disputes in the government, healthcare, aerospace, creative, and manufacturing sectors.


Spending 16 years as a union representative has provided me experience in:
  • Negotiating Termination Settlements
  • Resolving Member on Member Complaints
  • Resolving Human Rights Complaints
  • Negotiating over 500 Million Dollars in Contracts


  • Honours B.A. in Labour Studies (York University) (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Chartered Mediator (C. Med) - ADRIC
  • Dispute Resolution Training - York University
  • Negotiation Mastery - Harvard HBX
  • Civil Procedure - ADRIO
  • Ethics for Practicing Mediators - ADRIO
  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Medical Insight

After achieving honours standing in both the Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs at Humber College, I worked as a front line Paramedic in Peel Region for over a decade. My clinical education and experience provide insight into cases with a medical element.

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