Get to know ADR Education

Meet the Partners of ADR Education: Jamie Chicanot, Sylvie Matteau, Andrew Fulton, Robert Pidgeon and Jessica McNamara, and the Firm’s Managing Associate, Mallorie Nicholson.

ADR Education is a partnership of five experienced conflict resolution experts from across Canada. We work in every part of the country, in both official languages, and in other countries.   Our backgrounds in law, psychology, planning, and dispute resolution give our firm the distinct advantage of agility.

As practitioners, we are committed to providing exceptional service.  We believe that people in conflict can tackle their differences with process and communication help.

As trainers and adult educators, we are committed to deliver learning solutions that enhance capacity and fit the unique circumstances and needs of our clients.

We rely on building relationship with our clients.  By choosing to work with us, you will find us to be:

  • Trustworthy
  • Responsive
  • Approachable
  • Receptive
  • Determined

Because all five partners share competency in all we do, we offer the ability to substitute personnel whenever you want.   We often provide more than one partner where the task requires it.   Learn more about each of us below.

Gordon Sloan

Gordon started mediating in 1985. He founded ADR Education in 1997 providing dispute resolution services across Canada.

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Jamie Chicanot

Jamie has a graduate degree in Dispute Resolution and is an accomplished ADR practitioner with nearly 20 years experience.

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Sylvie Matteau

Sylvie is passionate about her field of expertise and enjoys working with executives and team leaders faced with the challenges of conflict in their workplace.

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Andrew Fulton

Andrew has enjoyed providing dispute resolution services since 1994. He resides in Edmonton and the Greater Vancouver area and works extensively throughout Canada.

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Jessica McNamara

Jessica has been working in the field of dispute resolution since the late 1990s. She mediates, facilitates, negotiates, coaches, and delivers training across Canada.

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Robert Pidgeon

Robert is a Chartered Mediator and a respected educator within the conflict management field. His practice is based in Ontario.

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Mallorie Nicholson

Serving the Firm as Managing Associate, Mallorie is the “organizational hub” of the firm & supports the partners in administration, logistics & service delivery.

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The presenter showed skill in weaving between theory and practice... from theoretical examples to sensitive hot topics.

ADR's approach is exceptional. They are able to take a complex subject and distill it into digestible components

Teaching methods are fantastic!

The team was effective. Our case was set for a two week trial but was mediated in one day!

I've seen a lot of manuals for this kind of thing in my time, and this one is by far the best.

Very accomplished presenters excited about what they are teaching...easy to be with and very approachable.

Excellent facilitating. Keeping on track, taking control at the appropriate times.

For our staff to see how the skills can be used specifically in their work makes them take notice.

Your ability to customize the course so it was directly relevant to the work we do made it all the more useful.