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Scott & Associates Inc.
Human Resources Consulting Firm

Mary Cook

Mary Cook has over 35 years experience as a senior level executive, mediator, adjudicator and community organizer. Mary is currently Principal, of M.E. Cook and Associates Inc., a mediation and workplace solutions firm. Her previous employment includes over nine years as Managing Director of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW); seven years as a Panel Member for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal and for seventeen years at the Toronto Public Libraries.

Mary brings particular expertise and experience in collective bargaining strategies, grievance arbitrations, mediations, labour/management relations, health and safety prevention, workers’ compensation claims and assessments, developing and implementing return to work programmes, conducting pay equity reviews and maintenance programmes including job evaluation, workplace investigations into harassment and other areas of conflict and legislative compliance issues. She also has developed and participated in fund-raising initiatives; preparation of grant proposals, community development and outreach programmes, organizational reviews, strategic planning and implementation, board development sessions, leading a variety of educational workshops and performed interim executive services.

She also has been involved in the political arena at all three levels of government. Some of Mary’s accomplishments include; as a member of the WSIB’s Chronic Pain Policy Advisory Panel in 2000 recommending policies and strategies for the prevention, management and compensation of chronic pain injuries. She toured the province with the 1996 Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation.

Known for her knowledge of the issues Mary provides a relaxed, sensitive and upbeat style of leadership that is particularly effective in finding common ground among conflicting parties, and promoting positive organizational change.

Mary is currently an affiliate of the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario - ADR section, member of the Upper Canada Dispute Resolution Group, ADR Institute of Ontario, and Association for Conflict Resolution (U.S.), the Canadian Association of Disability Management Coordinators, and the Canadian Society of Association Executives.


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