The consultancy was founded by Daniel Sommers, a ten-year litigation attorney who has appeared before the Canadian Supreme Court. Dr. Frank Sommers, a psychiatrist; and Laval Martin, social worker and psychotherapist.
These founders, who are members of the Law Society of Ontario, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Ontario College of Social Workers, founded the counseling after discovering the spread of conflict in the workplace in the course of their work.
“We already have interest from companies in the UK, US and across Canada showing the seriousness of the problem of conflict in the workplace,” said Daniel Sommers, who will serve as Pacificus President, in the press release. “Our motto captures our purpose: to create a more peaceful world.”
“Conflict resolution skills are lacking in our divided society today, and I have great faith in the skills and abilities Pacificus brings to address this problem,” said Chris Macleod, founding partner of Cambridge LLP, an Ontario-based litigation firm.