Hons. B.Sc., D.C.S., Acc. FM. LL.M. (c)
Mediation – Arbitration – Parenting Coordination – Consultations
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 Tamari has been in full-time private practice since 2002. She is an Accredited Family Mediator, who has over 25 years of experience in Section 30 Assessments, Parenting Coordination, Divorce Mediation, Mediation Arbitration, Reunification Therapy, The Voice of the Child Reports and is a Neutral Family Collaborative Law Professional.
In addition, Ms. Tamari writes and lectures on various social science research and family law subjects such as domestic violence and power imbalances to lawyers and mental health professionals. As an adjunct to the services listed above, Ilana also provided consultation to lawyers under the auspices of the Office of The Children’s Lawyer, a branch of the Attorney General on specialty cases.
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 an honours graduate degree in child psychology from the University of Toronto and completed an Extern Program in Family Therapy through the George Hull Centre. Ms. Tamari is completing her Master’s of Law through Osgood Law School graduating in the fall of 2021.
Ilana Tamari is an Accredited Mediator with the OAFM, who sat 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. Ms. Tamari has been interviewed for lead articles in the Globe and Mail. She has also been a guest speaker for podcasts for Andrew Feldstein, Laura Tarcea, Marty Klein, and AJ Jacubowska among others.
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 initiated and chaired 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 participated 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 along with being a member of ADRIO and ADRIC. Ilana sat on the FDRIO Board and co-chaired 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 ADRIO as a Chartered Mediator, Arbitrator, and Parenting Coordinator.
Did you know:
When Ilana is not in the office, you would probably find her in the outdoors, cooking and hanging with family and friends. She has her scuba diving license and is an avid reader of non-fiction books related to history and “thumbing” cookbooks.
If she was not a family law professional … she would probably be an interior designer or in her dreams be a race-car driver.