Raymund Guiste holds a Master of Laws (DR) from York University, Osgoode Hall Law School and is a highly experienced mediator and adjudicator.

He joins the organization after a nearly 25 year career with the Financial Services Commission and the Ontario Human Rights Commission where his dispute resolution practice focused on addressing disputes in social justice and consumer protection contexts.

Raymund has also been lead consultant on a number of non-profit engagements where he worked to build capacity, shape organizational governance and achieve alignment of operating pillars for maximum effectiveness. He brings to Tropicana, a passion for youth and a deep commitment to developing lasting relationships within the community and the organization.

Raymund remains active in the community, volunteering with several organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors of Shepherd Village Inc. Retirement and Long-Term Care as well as on the Mediation Program Advisory Committee at Durham College. He has also volunteered his time with The Canadian Multicultural LEAD Organization for Mentoring and Training, The Stand-Up Young Men’s Conference and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Canada.