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.