Pramila is the Executive Director at ADR Institute of Ontario. She is also an engaging Speaker and Mediator with over 23 years of experience. She has worked with her clients to facilitate solutions by consensus that are practical and robust. Her experience in mediation includes workplace, residential and commercial properties, personal injury, employment and business-related contractual disputes, statutory accident benefits, community and criminal disputes.
Pramila has held leadership roles as President of the Community Legal Clinic of York Region, Chair of the Social Planning Council of York Region and Vice-President of the ADR Institute of Ontario. She has the distinct designation as a Charter Mediator (C.Med) since 2007 and Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) since 2022.
Her work and success have been featured on CBC radio, televised on CTV and published in the Toronto Star. She is the lead instructor for the certificate in Dispute Resolution at York University instructing the Foundations of ADR and Mediation course taught and on the advisory council for this program.
She has provided coaching, mediation, ADR & leadership training, and consulting services to thousands of participants of many organizations, including union groups, crown corporations, major Canadian enterprises, faith groups and community organizations across Canada.
In addition to her mediation practice, Pramila has an extensive background in Community Development (CD) and uses engagement strategies, research, and her skills in ADR in CD to mobilize and empower community groups, organizations, and sectors to work on their vision and priorities that they have set to create and sustain long lasting positive changes to build stronger neighbourhoods across the GTA. She has led the implementation of hundreds of programs and services. She has received numerous Leadership and Mentorship awards for strengthening the community from Federal, Provincial and Municipal elected officials.
Pramila was an instructor and mentor for students at the Creative Institute for Toronto’s Young Leaders (CITY Leaders) and the Toronto’s Centre for Community Learning and Development. Pramila has an undergraduate degree in Sociology (B.A Honours) from York University and a Certificate for the Emerging Leaders Program from Schulich School of Business.