Contact us

Administrative and Intake Coordinator, Roderic Southwell at

Founder and President, Laura Catone-Tarcea at

Toll-free 877-297-3312

If you would like to arrange to have a FMRC volunteer speak to your organization, or if you would like FMRC to add your organization to FMRC’s referral list, please email Roderic at 

FMRC is located at:
50 Simcoe Street N
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 4S1

Family Dispute Resolution


Roderic moved to Canada in 2005 and knew he wanted to make a positive change in people's lives by resolving conflicts. For many years, he has coordinated activities to assist youth, seniors, and individuals who are homeless. He was recognized by the Province of Ontario in 2013 as a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award.

Roderic has a degree in Psychology which he uses to support individuals with various mental abilities as they experience distress and crisis. He is also certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of ADRIO (Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario) and is following his passion to help others settle their disputes.


Laura Catone-Tarcea is an accredited Family Mediator working in Durham and the GTA region, focusing on developing parenting plans and developing coping mechanisms with families undergoing separation. Laura is the founder of the Family Mediation and Resource Centre, a non-profit organization with a mandate to support low-income families during their separation processes and empower them to amicably resolve their disputes outside of court. She is committed to connecting her clients with effective and trusted resources, such as legal, financial, mental health and educational services.

Laura is passionate about researching community needs and, when necessary, advocating for effective reform, and increasing and diversifying access to justice for low-income population is a central aspect of her work. Laura has been actively involved with Youth Assisting Youth since 2003 and she volunteers at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, where she conducts behavioural and cognitive assessments with children and youth. Laura is currently the President of Community Justice Alternatives of Durham.