Shalimar Woods specializes in Family Relations and Community Care. She studied Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner at York University and has a Master's of Law from Carleton University. As an individual of Caribbean background, she appreciates the nuanced vibrancy that diverse community support can bring. A believer of compassionate and future-forward thinking, Shalimar chose Family Mediation as an avenue to aid families through complex life transitions and provide them with resources to prepare them for a successful future. Shalimar began her family relations and community outreach journey working with grassroots not-for-profit organizations that allowed her the privilege to provide advocacy work for vulnerable groups. Some of her passions include trauma-informed care, cultural competency, mental wellness and restorative justice. As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, Shalimar looks forward to continuing her work in community growth by supporting individuals through compassionate knowledge building.