Celebrating Ten Years in Business

2008-2018

The Early Years

The company was established in 2008 by Bev Lewis, a full time Paramedic and single mother of four minor children. After going through her own divorce and the experiences she gained from years of court battles, Bev knew she had to help other families prevent the devastation that her family endured.

Our First Location in Newmarket

After receiving her mediation certification and her Accreditation in Family Mediation, Bev opened her first office in Newmarket, Ontario, in the loft of a fertility clinic. Looking back, it was quite symbolic, as her company quickly added three more offices, the first in Ajax then Uxbridge and Markham.

The Future

Bev has recently turned her focus toward education and increasing public awareness and benefits of divorce mediation. Bev launched a YouTube channel and regularly adds new video interviews she has had with other divorce professionals. She is also a regular guest on TV and radio programs and a keynote speaker at events and conferences.

Bev Lewis in Video Shoot

Over the past ten years Positive Solutions Divorce Services® has helped hundreds of couples work through their separation amicably and help keep them away from the adversarial court system. Bev will continue to expand to all major communities in Ontario and across Canada to help even more families with “Positive Solutions” through their separation.

Our Growth and Accomplishments

Because of her early success, Bev was able to leave her full-time Paramedic career in 2012 and give her full attention and to her growing business. Bev added another 10 locations that year.

In 2016, Bev’s entrepreneurial skills and business growth was recognized by the Bank of Montreal as she was honoured by BMO Celebrating Women in the category of Expansion and Growth in Small Business.

Bev Receiving BMO Award

Today Bev has 9 mediators serving 30 locations across Ontario. Over the first ten years, the team of mediators at Positive Solutions has provided training and service hours for mediation students to help them obtain their Accreditation through the OAFM

In 2018, Bev launched the on-line mediation services to help separating couples in remote areas and two bilingual mediators joined her team to provide services to the French speaking population.

Congratulations to Bev and your team at Positive Solutions Divorce Services®

You have accomplished much in your first ten years, wishing you continued growth and success in the next ten!