Hons. B.Sc., D.C.S., Acc. FM., FDRP Mediation Arbitration PC
Accredited Family Mediator & Arbitrator
Accredited Mediator with the OAFM and Certified Specialist in Family Mediation Arbitration and Parenting Coordination (FDRIO) in Private Practice
Custody Evaluator, Divorce Mediator & Arbitrator
Parenting Coordinator, Collaborative Family Law Toronto
Ilana draws on her strengths as a detail-oriented, compassionate and results-focused clinician, to assist her clients, who hail from a diverse population of individuals and groups of adults and children in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ilana holds a graduate degree in child psychology from the University of Toronto and completed an Extern Program in Family Therapy through the George Hull Centre. She is Accredited Mediator with the OAFM, sits on the Board of FDRIO, and is a member of both the International AFCC and AFCC, Ontario Chapter.
Since 2002, Ilana Tamari has focused exclusively on cases involving separation and divorce and custody and access matters. She has well over 25 years of experience in dealing with high conflict families and complex & multifaceted matters.
Prior to this, Ilana worked as a clinician and psychometrist for 9 years in various Children’s Mental Health Centres in Toronto and Ottawa, where she provided therapy and conducted neuropsychological assessments and oversaw the day to day running of a head-injury clinic. In addition, Ilana Tamari provided Young Offender Pre-disposition Reports and Neuropsychological Reports for the Ontario Courts. Ilana has contributed to various segments on parenting issues for GLOW magazine, Canada’s Health and Beauty Magazine and on Family Law Issues for the prestigious Jewish Review Magazine.
Ilana is a member of the International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts as well as the AFCC Ontario Chapter. Ilana and Dr. Michael Saini initiate and chair the monthly FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) Peer Consultation Group with family lawyers and mental health professionals to discuss relevant social science research and law reform just to name a few. She also participates in a monthly peer consultation group with Dr. Barbara Fidler around Parenting Coordination matters, Section 30 Custody & Access Assessments and high conflict families. Ilana is also an Accredited Family Mediator with the OAFM, Ontario Association of Family Mediators. Ilana sits on the FDRIO Board and co-chairs the FDRIO third annual conference. Ms. Tamari was a Board Member of the OACCPP and chaired the Professional Conduct Committee, and sat on the Ethics and Governance & Risk Management Committees. Ms. Tamari is undergoing Certification with the FDRIO as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Parenting Coordinator and S30 Assessor.