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April 2016

OPENING APRIL 1 2016 - Carlton Cinemas, Toronto

A feature film starring Nicholas Campbell, Marcia Bennet, Rachel Wilson and John Cleland

Written and directed by Michael Gibson

Executive Producer Allan Stitt


The Addition tells the story of a mediation between two neighbours in dispute over a proposed addition. The mediation process reveals that the strident positions of both sides mask completely different and more vulnerable issues and leads to a surprising and not necessarily comfortable conclusion.

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Following each screening in the first week will be a panel discussion on a theme of mediation composed of experts in the field.



Featured Org

Panelists (3-4 max.)

Intro after Panel


April 1


Stitt, Feld, HandyGroup

Elinor Whitmore, Oliver Martin, Allan Stitt



April 2

St. Stephen’s: Jereko Baije


TBA by mediate393


April 3

St. Stephen’s:Suzanne Sherkin

Osgoode Hall Law School, Mediation Clinic and Intensive

Martha Simmons +  2 students


April 4

St. Stephen’s: Jill Moriarty

York University Continuing Education

Gregg Fenten, Dennis Hodgkinson, Laura Tarcea

Municipal Licensing and Standards, Joe Magalhaes, Director, Investigation Services

Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO),  Rick Shields, Vice Chair


April 5

St. Stephen’s:

Dave Noganosh

Ontario Association for Family Mediation


Durham College Mediation-Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Helen Lightstone


April 6

St. Stephen’s:Lorna Richards

Ontario Community Mediation Coalition

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre Conflict Resolution Service, Martina Paloheimo


Community Justice Initiatives, Kitchener, Julie Friesen


Community Justice Alternatives Durham, TBA

Municipal Licensing and Standards, Mark Sraga, Director, Investigation Services


April 7

St. Stephen’s:staff

St. Stephen’s Community House, Conflict Resolution & Training (CRT)

3 CRT volunteers and/or associates  



To avoid disappointment please reserve your seat for the evening of your choice in advance.

Tickets are $12 \in advance or $10 at the door. To book advance tickets, please call Amanda Chambers at (416) 307-0000 or by email

Advance tickets can be paid for by credit card and picked up at the door on the evening of the screening.

This is a public event and in the event shows are not sold out in advance, tickets will be available for purchase at the Carlton box office the day of the show for $10.

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Wayne State University: "Mediation and Negotiation Training Using Flash" By Wm. C. Warters.

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some of the thousaunds of comments we recieve

"Well all i can say is what a great way to have fun yet learn, this has got to be the most addictive thing i have seen yet, games and fun are one thing but this is just taking it to a new level!! This has by far got to be one of the best sites i have ever been to. The creativity and work put into this has been throughly thought out and is very well put together. Continute the good work and keep 'em coming!!!" - Tammy Vautour

"Well, I have to say this cause I believe that Flash content of moral and ethical value is rare and a treasured thing for me, and perhaps others. You don't especially have lots of hype compared to other people, but your content forces most of my friends to relate to what they've seen and react. You even caused one of my companions to start a negotiation course. I think that not only are your animations better tha anything I've ever seen, but the content is astounding, and that you should keep up the good work."

"These things are addictive! If you don't beat them the first time around, you keep playing until you do. I think they're cool." - Jennifer

"First, not only does this flash make you pick your brain a little but it also gives you sympathy for the store clerk. There were points where I felt sorry for the girl and when I didn't want to annoy her. This flash also had wonderful voice acting and the added hint feature proved most useful. Anybody who gives this entry a bad rating obviously is either ignorant, stupid, or just immature." - Icewolf, Newgrounds

"Great stuff, really gets your blood pressure up. I enjoy the challenge as well as learning better how to deal with a difficult person" - Shawn

I found all three episodes of "Ambition" by Michael Gibson excellent. They all took me several attempts and taught me a lot. I found that there was just enough information to tease my brain and make me think, but not so much that I would become a simple 'vegetable,' just watching another movie. I found the third episode particularly preferable. I do sympathise with him, but it was not so much Ted himself that interested me. I am a particular fan about Ted's theory on the truth being just like an onion in that there are layers upon layers, ultimately leaving you with the choice to either just let it rest and trust in God, or to try and pursue it in your own mortal strength, and send yourself mad. My congratulations to Michael Gibson, clearly a talented mind behind these interactive cartoons. - Esther