While BlueMediation works with businesses across industries, we specialize in working with law enforcement and regulatory bodies.

Tom Girling, owner of BlueMediation is a qualified mediator, workplace fairness analyst and licensed private investigator. He was a member of the Ontario Provincial Police for 37 years. In 2016, he created BlueMediation to provide conflict resolution tailored to law enforcement and regulatory industries.

Since we already have industry background and experience, we’re able to identify and respond more quickly and effectively to workplace conflict.

As with most fields, law enforcement has its own history and culture. We understand the factors in play that other mediators may overlook or need to have explained. In that way, we’re able to diagnose problems and arrive at solutions quickly.

We also understand the built-in risks of the job and how crucial it is to have the support of your team. In other jobs, a divided workplace can mean losing money—in law enforcement, it can mean risking lives.

BlueMediation can help you resolve workplace conflicts, provide you with a workplace assessment and build a team that can support and rely on one another.

We specialize in industries including:

Police Services

Organizations within Public Safety Canada, like the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)

Infantry units and military police units

Enforcement units for regulatory bodies like Legal Aid Ontario and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)

Enforcement entities for government ministries and departments

Tom Girling, owner of BlueMediation
Tom Girling, owner of BlueMediation

Tom Girling, M.O.M., Q.Med, WFA

Tom Girling worked for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 37 years, as an officer, Director of Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, Bureau Commander of the OPP Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau and Deputy Director of Drug Enforcement.

He began his work in mediation as part of the OPP and has worked managing investigations for Legal Aid Ontario and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC).

A qualified mediator and licensed private investigator, Tom started BlueMediation in February of 2016. His goal is to provide conflict mediation and workplace investigations to law enforcement and regulatory bodies and other businesses across Ontario and Canada.

Jane Kidner, B.A., J.D., LL.M. (ADR), C.Med.
Jane Kidner, B.A., J.D., LL.M. (ADR), C.Med.

Jane Kidner, B.A., J.D., LL.M. (ADR), C.Med.

Jane Kidner is a lawyer, workplace investigator and mediator, and leadership coach,  with clients including Ontario colleges and universities, the Provincial government,  not-for-profit organizations, The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, The  Globe and Mail, and numerous lawyers and other professionals. With over 20 years  of senior leadership experience in the public and private sectors, including at the  University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Jane has led several large portfolios  through innovation, transition and organizational change, hiring and coaching high  performing teams, creating positive and respectful workplaces in complex unionized settings, and winning national and international awards.  

Jane holds a J.D. (University of Toronto Faculty of Law), an LL.M. in Alternative  Dispute Resolution (Osgoode Hall Law School), is a Certified Mediator (Alternative  Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada), a Certified Workplace Fairness Analyst  (Workplace Fairness Institute), and has published articles in the area of mediation.  

Jane has been a lifelong learner of conflict resolution and conflict management  strategies, with certificates from Harvard Law School, the Alternative Dispute  Resolution Institute of Canada, CINERGY, St. Stephen’s House, and Schulich  Business School. She is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of  Canada, the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, and the International  Coaching Federation. Jane volunteers as the National Mediator for the Editors  Association of Canada, has been the Chair of the Final Academic Appeals  Committee for the University of Toronto, and has been on the boards of several  community organizations that support under-represented groups, including Community Legal Education Ontario and the Working Women Community Centre.

Kelly Burgess
Kelly Burgess                    

Kelly Burgess, B.A. Law

Kelly Burgess is a diverse and accomplished Investigative Specialist with over 27 years proven expertise in all investigative spectrums: policing, provincial government, internal investigations and the private sector.

She began her career as a Police Officer in Saskatchewan on the front line dealing with crisis scenarios and traumatic events. Demonstrating her proficiencies, she became a defensive tactics instructor, a recruit officer trainer, and a community public speaker.

Her personal life took her out east to Ottawa where she became a Private Investigator and worked for high profile lawyers helping them win court cases.

She then pursued a career in the Ontario provincial government conducting environmental investigations for the Ministry of the Environment and helping to create an Intelligence Unit. She developed and maintained strategic connections to conduct proactive investigations, uncover threats and provided recommended courses of action for sensitive and complex intelligence matters.

Kelly is now the Director of Moral Compass Solutions and is focused on internal and external Workplace Investigations with a keen interest in a trauma-informed approach. She is a HRPA Certified Workplace Investigator, conducting challenging workplace investigations, open-source research, analysis, and writing high level unbiased reports that make sense of complex matters so that clients can make timely, well informed and effective decisions.