Karen Wianecki

Karen Wianecki

Karen Wianecki

Email Address karen.wianecki@sympatico.ca

Position or Title Director of Practices

Professional Biography I am an environmental mediator.  I hold a Masters Degree in Planning and specialized training in facilitation, negotiation, mediation, team & consensus building and adjudication.  I have worked for the Ontario Civil Service since 1983 and presently provide a fee for service to the Ministry as ADR Program Coordinator.  I operate a consulting service, Planning Solutions, and offer a variety of resource management and planning as well as dispute resolution services.  I have worked extensively with the public sector, handling numerous issues across Ontario.  I have extensive experience in writing public policy and in negotiating and facilitating resolution to multi-party public policy issues.

Address Line 1 8 Buggey Lane

City Ajax

State Ontario

Zip L1Z-1X4

Phone 905 428 6113

Fax 905 428 6113

Small Business No

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network Yes

Total Cases Last 10 Years 50

ECR Services Provided

Process DesignGreat Lakes Nearshore Framework2013
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortParks Canada Agency and Saugeen Ojibway Nations2012
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationFisheries & Oceans Canada and Saugeen Ojibway Nation2012
Policy DialoguesEndangered Species Act Implementation Advisory Panel2012
Regulatory NegotiationsOntario Energy Board Union Gas Settlement2012
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationCredit Valley Conservation Planning Program Review2011
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortKawartha Region Conservation Authority Strategic Plan2011
Public Engagement/Public InputHoney Harbour Master Plan Civic Engagement2010
Conflict/Situation AssessmentNorth-Central Saskatchewan Land Use Plan Conflict Assessment2008

Type of Public Decision

License and permit issuanceEndangered Species Act Implementation Advisory Panel2012
Policy developmentOtonabee Region Conservation Authority Development Policies Update2011
PlanningPort Severn Master Plan Civic Engagement2010
RulemakingGreat Lakes Charter Annex Advisory Panel2006

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Multi-jurisdictionalGreat Lakes Nearshore Framework2013
StateEndangered Species Act Implementation Advisory Panel2012
Large landscape scaleSouth Georgian u00a0Bay-Lake Simcoe Source Protection Plan2012
Local/communityCarruthers Creek Flood Mitigation Study Town of Ajax2011
InteragencyState of Aggregate Resources in Ontario Advisory Committee2009
National or regionally significant casesGreat Lakes Charter Annex Advisory Panel2006

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsGreat Lakes Nearshore Framework2013
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsNorth-Central Saskatchewan Land Use Plan Conflict Assessment2008
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Technical Advisory Committee2006

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