Lea Karen Kivi

Professional Experience

Lea has created policies and procedures as well as training materials for several technical and financial industry corporations in Silicon Valley, California and in Toronto, Canada.

In the last few years, her work has focused in the areas of  Enterprise Data & Analytics and Regulatory Compliance in the securities industry.

Having designations in mediation and arbitration, she has also mediated disputes in Small Claims Courts in Toronto

Lea Karen Kivi Library

Mission Work


In the past, Lea has provided training material on appropriate boundaries in ministry as well as input on clergy sexual abuse policies and procedures to religious communities in Canada. Most recently, she provided training on survivor sensitivities to staff members at a Catholic psychotherapeutic counseling centre.

Media Appearances / Presentations

She has spoken about clergy sexual abuse as a guest on the Context with Lorna Dueck television show and the Mediation Station radio show. She has also facilitated discussions about this topic at churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto (including the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto, St. Luke’s and St. Timothy’s parishes).

Books and Articles

Lea wrote two books on this topic (Abuse in the Church – Healing the Body of Christ, and A Survivor’s Journey through the Bible) as well as articles in America magazine and elsewhere.


Being a life-long learner, Lea has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, and has taken ministry courses at Santa Clara University, Toronto School of Theology (Regis College), Tyndale Seminary, and Emmaus Formation Centre.

Lea’s Conflict Resolution Training

  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Kompass)
  • Conflict Management Coaching (CINERGY model)
  • York University’s Basic and Advanced Certificates in Dispute Resolution
  • Workplace Fairness Analyst Certificate
  • International Institute of Restorative Practices (Basic Restorative Practices)

Dispute prevention and resolution

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