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After working in negotiation and mediation for over 20 years, Don Schapira, Q.Med., believed that there was simply a better way to maneuver through conflict that is accessible and priced within reason.  

The concept of working towards your own Fresh Start appealed to Don the most. Whether you are in the Family Room, Class Room, or the Boardroom, there are simple, easy-to-learn strategies that can be delivered in a clear and concise way to help you achieve your Fresh Start.  

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At Fresh Start, we believe in Relationships Repurposed. The idea that we are helping you put to rest the aspects of your relationship that simply did not work, and rebuild them with the strategies to help you both communicate effectively - for the long term. In relative terms, a transition from couples parenting to a healthy co-parenting relationship that keeps the best interests of the child as the priority. 

We do this with our overriding philosophy of the Orange Story.  The premise is simple - we listen to what you need in order to achieve the agreement you both want. we do this through the carefully maintained and managed Fresh Start Process.  

Since we opened our doors, we have helped hundreds of families come together through conflict to build sustainable parenting plans, and establish secure financial stability to ensure their very own Fresh Start. 


Our Orange Philosophy, coupled with nation-wide mediation roster, has allowed us to rebrand, and extend our services to workshops, seminars and now the growing field of Corporate mediation.  

Our Team, our Process and our Commitement to you has stayed the same.  We work with you to save you time, money and stress so you can focus on the more important things - what your Fresh Start looks like.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

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