ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Kimberly Cork

Kimberly Cork is a mediator with ADR Chambers.  With a degree in Conflict Resolution Studies, trained as a mediator, facilitator, and conciliator, and over 20 years of experience with a major Canadian life and disability insurer, Kimberly brings a wealth of experience to her practice with ADR Chambers.

Kimberly earned her B.A. in Conflict Resolution Studies and Political Science at the University of Winnipeg. She is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), a designation that signifies advanced expertise in the operations, products and management of life and health insurance companies and has been an associate member of the American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution since 2002.

From 1994, she was involved in litigation management at The Great-West Life Assurance Company. In addition to her 16 years of experience managing litigation in life and disability, health and major medical, accident benefits, and class actions, Kimberly has also gained experience through management roles in the areas of group conflict, human rights, harassment, workplace disputes, wrongful dismissals and workplace safety and health.

Committed to the development of the practice of law to include effective advocacy in the mediation environment, Kimberly has dedicated significant time as a judge for the International Competition for Mediation Advocacy (ICMA), the Canadian National Mediation Advocacy Competition (CNMAC) and the ABA Representation in Mediation National Competition. She has also acted as a coach for Mediation Advocacy Skills, a judge for Negotiation Skills for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and guest lecturer for the Faculty of Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Kimberly’s professional activities include a number of speaking engagements at conferences including: "Preparing Your Case and Your Client", The Advanced Mediation Advocacy Forum, Toronto, ON — November 2008; "Effective Disability Insurance Mediations — Special Considerations", Litigating and defending against personal injury and disability claims, Insight Information Co., Vancouver, BC — April 29-30, 2004; “Breaking Impasse in Mediation”, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills, Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA — November 13-14, 2003; “Optimal Use of Mediation in Disability Claims: How to achieve early and cost-effective resolutions to insurance disputes”, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON – November 3-4, 2003; and “Making the Most of Mediation”, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association – Spring 2003 Conference, Toronto, ON – May 31, 2003.

Kimberly is available to mediate throughout Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Booking Information

Home City:

Toronto, Ontario

Kimberly Cork is willing to travel




   Collection / Debtors

   Human Rights (inc Discrim.)
   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals
   Workplace Disputes
   Workers Compensation

   Personal Injury
   Life & Disability

To book Kimberly Cork
(416) 362-8555