Professional Profile

Ambrosia Varaschin is a nationally and internationally recognized arbitrator, mediator, neutral third-party investigator, and negotiation specialist. She has attended well regarded Canadian institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Ottawa, as well as the acclaimed Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. In addition, she has completed her post graduate studies at some of the top conflict and negotiation campuses in the world, including the United States Institute of Peace and the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE) at ESSEC Paris. She is the principal for her ADR firm, Incarna Consulting, which prides itself on streamlined processes, disciplined case management protocols, cost-controlled solutions for expedited disputes, and maintaining personable relationships while maximizing technological efficiencies.

Ms. Varaschin is proud to be the first Saskatchewan resident appointed to an international trade council, sitting as the youngest ever member of the CUSMA Private Commercial Disputes Advisory Committee, and Saskatchewan’s only current member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She serves as a public appointee to the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association’s Disciplinary Tribunal, hearing misconduct and malpractice cases as needed. In addition, she works on harassment, professional misconduct, and workplace incident files for clients including the Canadian Armed Forces, the Government of Canada, multinational natural resource and energy corporations, and non-profits—leading teams in managing, investigating, and resolving complaints of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, and personnel grievances. She formerly worked in the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat and was awarded the Deputy Minister’s Award for Service Excellence for her role with the Independent Assessment Process for extraordinary abuse claims—as such she is adept at assessing liability and assigning valuations to non-pecuniary damages.

Ms. Varaschin’s secondary practice focusses on complex, high conflict, or high asset valuation family matters, including separation and divorce, adoption and surrogacy, elder care and estate management, and family-owned commercial transitions and dissolutions. She was one of the first practitioners recognized by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice as a family mediator and parenting coordinator and is one of the few practitioners in Canada licensed to provide the entire suite of New Ways training and programming from the High Conflict Institute.

Ms. Varaschin devotes her volunteer hours to improving the healthcare system as a patient advisor, sitting as a member of the Provincial Patient & Family Leadership Council and Practitioner Advisory Council to the Chief Medical Officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and formerly served as Vice-Chair of the Data and Analytics Oversight and Governance Council with the Ministry of Health and on the Steering Committee for the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research. She is a frequently recurring panelist for the Public Service Information Community Connection on topics surrounding privacy and data security, public interest protection, and the role of technology in society. Her work at such high levels serves to inform her practice on life sciences and health care disputes, digital assets and artificial intelligence issues, and intellectual property and patent protection suits.


Saskatchewan, Canada



Proficient Language(s)


Main Profession

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Current Ocupation


Gender Identity


Date of Birth

July 24, 1987

Employer and/or Professional Affiliation(s)

Incarna Consulting & Dispute Resolution

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association Disciplinary Tribunal Adjudicator

CUSMA Private Commercial Disputes Advisory Committee

ICC Court of Arbitration Roster Member

Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

Saskatchewan Health Authority: Practitioner Advisory Council to the Chief Medical Officer, Provincial Patient & Family Leadership Council

Degrees / Certificates / Education

Masters Certificate (ongoing)
Tribunal Administrative Justice; Investigation Specialization
Foundation of Administrative Justice

Masters Specialization
Negotiation, Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Institute for Research & Education on Negotiation, ESSEC Business School

Professional Certificates
International Conflict Analysis
International Negotiation & Conflict Management
Interfaith/Intercultural Conflict Resolution
United States Institute of Peace

Professional Certificate
International Conflict Management
Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Bachelor of Arts
Political Studies, International Development & Globalization
University of Saskatchewan/University of Ottawa

Professional Training

Tribunal Justice —
National Arbitration Course
-ADR Institute Of Canada

Principles Of Administrative Justice
Interpreting Legislation
Decision Making
Principles Of Investigations
-Foundation Of Administrative Justice

Writing Effective Reasons
Adjudication For The 21st Century
Dealing With Charter Claims
Council Of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
Online International Arbitration
-Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators

Dispute Resolution —

Resolving Conflict Constructively
Introduction To Mediation
-Dispute Resolution Office

New Ways For Mediation
New Ways For Life
New Ways For Families
Mediating Domestic Violence
Mediating High Conflict Disputes
Pre-Mediation Coaching
Decision Skills
-High Conflict Institute

Commerce & Labour —

New Ways For Work
-High Conflict Institute

Hazard Id & Control
Workplace Inspections
Incident Investigations
Bullying In The Workplace
Violence In The Workplace
Domestic Violence At Work
Mental Health At Work
-Canadian Centre For OH&S

Principles & Practices Of Insurance
-Insurance Institute Of Canada

Risk Management
Operations Management
Strategic Management
Project Management
-Certified Management Consultants Canada

Relevant memberships in professional organizations

Foundation of Administrative Justice
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
ADR Institute of Canada & ADR Saskatchewan
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
International Mediation Institute
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

Arbitral institutes that they are listed as an arbitrator with

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
ADR Institute of Canada
ADR Saskatchewan
ICC Court of Arbitration (Canada Chapter)
Global Affairs Canada (CUSMA Article 31.22)

Arbitral institutes that they have experience with

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)

Are they a full-time arbitrator


Date of first appointment as arbitrator

November 2019

Date of most recent appointment as arbitrator

June 30, 2021

Number of appointments as arbitrator


Highest value of arbitration dispute appointed as an arbitrator for

CAD 1.25 million

Number of appointments as chair on an arbitral tribunal


Number of arbitral awards issued


Number of sanitized arbitral awards issued


Jurisdictions they have experience in

United Kingdom
European Union

Value of arbitrator liability insurance

CAD 2 million