Jon Cooper

Our story begins with Vance transitioning out of his legal practice to focus on mediation. Building a strong reputation for his tact and ability to handle complex matters, he became a much sought-after mediator. Serving as a trusted mentor to Jon and Logan, who joined...

The 2019  Canada Cup Was The Biggest Professional Squash Tournament In Canada. Cooper Mediation was the presenting sponsor of the the 10th Annual Troilus Canada Cup, which ran from Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 7, 2019 at a variety of squash clubs in southern and...

Imagine a world free from bias? It would likely be a world without humans. Like it or not, cognitive biases are very much a part of humanity. As much as we may tell ourselves that we will enter negotiations with an open mind and evaluate offers...

“I’ll see you in court!” How many times have you heard that line on television shows or in movies as a set-up to a climactic courtroom showdown between two sides in a legal dispute? In reality, most lawsuits and civil actions are settled prior to...

Vancestock VI: Thank You For Helping Us Raise Over $43,000 For Trails Youth Initiatives and nearly $200,000 over 6 years! If you happen to see Vance Cooper on the street flashing a big smile and humming a tune, it’s a good bet that he’s reliving one...

Obligation. It's a word that takes away any notion that you have a choice in the matter at hand. Put simply, it “must” be done, whether you like it or not. As a result, an obligation may end up feeling more like a burden or...

At the risk of stating the obvious, the essence of a civil action arises from disagreement which produces friction. It would be fanciful to come to mediation without considering the presence of friction and putting that friction to productive use. Friction is defined as the resistance...

Cooper Mediation is pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely to Toronto. As one of the sponsors of this production, we are honoured to bring Ngozi Paul’s critically acclaimed solo play – the winner of the Spotlight Award for best...

Cooper Mediation, as the presenting sponsor,  is pleased to announce the results of the 8th Annual Cambridge Cup. The star-studded tournament took place February 14-16, 2017 and involved top ranked squash players (including world #2 Karim Abdel Gewad) from around the world. The finals held on...