CPR carries out its mission in Canada with the help of its Canada Advisory Board (CAB), an invitation-only board composed of CPR member representatives based in Canada. The CAB is chaired by Nina Mapara, Vice President, Canada Region Counsel of Mastercard, and Robert Wisner, Partner at McMillan LLP.  David Ziegler, Associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, is its Secretary.   Within the CAB, representatives from leading Canadian law firms and corporations work together to advance CPR’s mission in Canada.  The CAB provides a forum for CPR and its members who are located in Canada to: (i) share knowledge and, when necessary, establish best practices in respect of dispute resolution in Canada; (ii) assist with the continued development of alternative dispute practices in Canada, both through advocacy to “corporate Canada” and through educational outreach; and (iii) assist CPR in the development of its Canadian Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and growth of its Canadian membership, and other activities. 

CPR’s Canada Advisory Board currently include representatives from the following organizations:  Assurant, Inc.; General Motors of Canada Company; Capital One Bank (Canada); Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Dentons Canada LLP; Mastercard; McMillan LLP; Shell Canada Limited; DLA Piper; General Dynamics Mission; KPMG LLP; Labatt Breweries of Canada.

CPR held its inaugural Canada Regional Meeting in Toronto on June 21, 2016. At this one-day conference, attendees explored paths to optimize efficiency of dispute prevention and resolution by enhancing the inside/outside counsel relationship. Distinguished Panelists also discussed hot issues affecting dispute resolution between Canada and the United States, the two largest trading partners in North America.  For more information, click here.

The Second CPR Canada Regional Meeting was held at Toronto Arbitration Place on September 19, 2017.  For more information, click here.