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B.A. (History)

McMaster University (1980)


University of Western Ontario (1983)

C. Med

ADRIC (1996)

Certificate in Adult Education

St. Francis Xavier University (2005)

C. Arb

ADRIC (2007)

Professional Facilitator

ICA (2010)

Certificate Program in Conflict Management and Mediation

Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo

Labour Relations Certificate

Queen’s University, IRC, Industrial Relations Centre

Rick Russell

B.A., LL.B., C.Med, C.Arb

Rick is a founding partner of Agree (1993). He has a busy conflict management practice specializing in commercial, civil and workplace mediation as well as conflict management training, arbitration and Partnering.  He also has a broad range of experience in workplace matters, including workplace investigation and fact-finding, workplace assessment and restoration, mediation, conflict coaching and conflict management training. Rick’s past practice includes working as a civil litigation lawyer and ombudsman.


  • Mediation
    (Civil, Commercial, Workplace)
  • Construction Partnering
  • Relationship Capacity Building Facilitation
  • Joint Venture and Shareholder Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning Facilitation
  • Training
  • Arbitration
  • Conflict System Design
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Ombudsman
  • Workplace Services
    • Investigation and Fact-Finding
    • Mediation
    • Workplace Assessments
    • Team Restoration
    • Training
    • Conflict Coaching
    • Corporate/Peer Circles


  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Collection/Debtors
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Estate and Wills
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Harassment
  • Hospitals/Health Industry
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour Relations
  • Multi-Party/Complex
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate (incl. Strata)
  • Universities and Schools