CPT News | September 16, 2016

Message From The Chair – Vivian Alterman (September 16, 2016)

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

A few updates, reminders and a recap of what you and your Board have been up to, as we bid farewell to a wonderful Canadian summer:


Save The Dates

September 29, 2016: “Initial Consultations: Taken to a New Level” a presentation by Victoria Smith and Deborah Graham at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. Click here to register now!

October 27 – 30, 2016: IACP 17th Annual Networking and Educational Forum in Lake Las Vegas. For more information and to register click here.

November 21, 2016: FDRIO Conference at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre. For more information click here.

December 8, 2016: Let’s toast the end of another wonderful year together at the Annual Holiday Party to be held at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club.

March 30 – April 2, 2017: IACP Institute, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information click here.


New Members

A warm welcome to all our new members. The following people have joined CPT in the last 6 months:

  • Ilana Tamari (Family)
  • Shalom Wise (Lawyer)
  • Cindy Chisvin (Family)
  • Daniela Di Rezze (Lawyer)
  • Rachel Baron (Lawyer)
  • Jennifer Valliere (Lawyer)
  • Julia Tremain (Lawyer)
  • Bronwen Bruch (Financial)
  • Karen Ballantyne (Lawyer)
  • Cheryl Keates (Financial)
  • Liz Waisberg (Family)
  • Alexa Turner (Lawyer)
  • Jessica Tran (Lawyer)


I encourage you to reach out to these new members and get to know them. Please come and introduce yourself to me at the next dinner meeting on September 29th.


SickKids “Art Battle” Networking and Fundraising Event held on May 11, 2016 – A HUGE SUCCESS

CPT raised $20,000 to benefit “SickKids Possibilities Fund” and raised awareness of the important work of CPT professionals. This event was also a great networking opportunity as colleagues old and new connected and reconnected.

The SickKids event was such a huge success that CPT will be holding this event again in 2018!

The event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the marketing committee and its fearless/enthusiastic leader, Barb Gordon.


  • Barbara Gordon (chair)
  • Peter Salah (co-chair)
  • Jane Huh
  • Joe Sheridan
  • Judy Walsh
  • Andrea Caskey
  • Catherine Koutsogiannopoulos
  • Carrie Heinzl
  • Doug Craig
  • Sharyn Langdon
  • Tammy Law
  • Sheila Kirsch
  • Lisa Briones
  • Marcie Gordon
  • Marlane Oliver
  • Emily Clark (SickKids contact)



CPT Pro Bono Pilot Project

To broaden the availability of Collaborative process, CPT in conjunction with Professor Martha Simmons and students from her Mediation Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School are establishing a Pro Bono Pilot Project. If you would like to learn more about the project and/or get involved please contact Judith Huddart at jHuddart@dranoffhuddart.com.



Please check the CPT website regularly for training available in your area.


A big thank you to all board and committee members for all your hard work. I look forward to seeing everyone on September 29th,

Vivian M. Alterman
Chair of CPT


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