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ARBITRATION -- MEDIATION
Joseph Wamback Q.Arb
Areas of expertise
Business - General
Delay Claims, Impact of Delay
Mediation - high conflict resolution
Member ADR Institute of Ontario Member ADR Institute of Canada
Joseph Wamback is an experienced Resolution Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in construction, engineering and government platforms.
His experience ranges from Forensic Consulting, adjudication in cross-cultural enviornments, Arbitration. Mediation, public Speaking, and management.
He graduated civil engineering from Ryerson University and founded Wamback Corporation construction and project management in 1984.
He successfully completed construction of over 10 million square feet of industrial, commercial projects in Ontario including the $250,000,000 North York City Center.
His business achievements include Forensic Engineering, Design Build, High Voltage engineering and Design Build Construction.
He founded the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation www.ccvf.net to advocate for innocent victims of violent crime in Canada and created a National petition to change the Young Offenders Act which remains as the petition with the largest number of signatures in all of Canada.
He created partnerships with York University and currently funds programs for residents of York Region who have been victims of violent crime to access qualified psychological counseling at no charge.
He is considered an expert witness and has presented briefs before the House of Commons and Senate Standing Committees and was instrumental in creating 9 amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code to create safer communities across Canada.
After many years at the senior level with the construction industry it became apparent that disputes were occurring more often and the litigation process was very expensive, costly and all conclusions became public knowledge. More and more corporations were now employing legal staff on a regular basis. In 2000 Joseph started a forensic consulting practice to assist clients with the task of creating an historical event trail to be used by litigants for settlement negotiations and trials. In 2006 he was appointed as an adjudicator for the Government of Canada.
In 2014 he became a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator to offer assistance and closure for anyone seeking to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively and in a confidential manner. Joseph’s areas of expertise include Commercial and Industrial Construction, Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Non-Profits and NGOs, Real Estate and Property disputes.
He has held and presided over 2000 adjudications, pre-conference hearings, arbitration's, negotiations and facilitation's.
He is the author of the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights and was instrumental in changing 9 criminal laws measures in Canada.
Joseph has volunteered as Chair of the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation, a Federally regulated charitable foundation and is the recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee medal and the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition for his contributions to Canada. He has also received the Business Excellence award from the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.