ACCESS AGREE

Rev. Dr. Joshua C. Lam, LLM (DR), DMIN
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Attorney General Toronto Roster Mediator OMMP
Principal, Canada Arbitrator and Mediator Inc
Executive Director, Access Agree
Phone, Text, WhatsApp: 416-230-4180
Email: drjclam@gmail.com
Website: www.accessagree.com


Wedding ceremony, Groom and bride
Over the years, Dr. Lam officiates wedding ceremonies in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. As requested by groom and bride, he also provides harmonious life courses according to their needs. Inquiries from groom and bride-to-be are welcome.

Happy home, Harmonious living
Over the years, Dr. Lam provides restorative mediation/counselling (not divorce mediation) to families in conflicts, showing them the way to harmonious living. From Toronto to Newmarket, he had directly helped over 2000 families. Inquiries from couples, parents, and children are welcome.

Attorney General appointment, Court cases mediation execution
In 2018, Dr. Lam was appointed by Attorney General of Ontario and became the only Chinese Mediator to be listed on the Toronto Roster OMMP. The Attorney General will assign Superior Court of Justice cases for him to mediate. He is the Principal of Canada Arbitrator and Mediator Inc. Inquiries from plaintiff/defendant and lawyers are welcome.

Pastor devotion, Ministry challenges
Rev. Dr. Lam is Pastor of Faith Community Bible Church in Toronto. In the past, he had served as Senior Pastor of two Chinese churches. One church which had over 300 members used English and Amoy/Mandarin. The other church with over 500 members used Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Over the years, pastors and ministerial workers from other churches had consulted with him on how to resolve church conflicts and conflicts in family and marriages. Inquiries from pastors and ministerial workers are welcome.

Co-work to resolve conflicts, Collaborate to build harmony
Rev. Dr. Lam had taught courses at Biblical Seminary of the Philippines and Grace Bible College. He welcomes Seminaries, Chinese churches, mission organizations, counselling organizations, community centres, etc, to jointly hold seminar and teach courses on Conflict and Harmony. He had been invited to provide training or give talks by various organizations and member churches of a number of denominations, including Living Water Counselling Centre、Golden Age Centre, (RHCCC)、The Associated Gospel Churches of Canada (AGC)、The Association of Chinese Evangelical Ministries (ACEM) 、The Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ)、The Alliance Canada、The Evangelical Free Church of Canada (EFCC)、The Fellowship Baptist Church Canada、The Methodist Canada、and some Independent churches.

About Rev. Dr. Joshua Lam
LLM (DR), ThM, MDiv, ThB, DMin, Q.Med (ADRIC)
Attorney General Toronto Roster Mediator OMMP, Ontario, Canada
Principal, Canada Arbitrator and Mediator Inc
Executive Director, Access Agree

EDUCATION
LLM (DR): Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada
Graduation ceremony, see 1:23:48 Joshua Chee-Ning Lam
Cert. in Mediation & Negotiation: Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA
Cert. in The Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals: Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada
Cert. in Comprehensive Arbitration: ADR Institute of Ontario, Canada
Cert. in Advanced Family Mediation: University of Waterloo, Canada
Q. Med (Qualified Mediator): ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada
Full Member: ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada
DMin (Postmodern Generations): Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA
ThM (Social Theology): University of Toronto, Canada
MDiv: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
ThB (Theology): Singapore Bible College, Singapore

EXPERIENCE
Rev. Dr. Lam has over 20 years of extensive mediation experience, and 40 years of church pastoral experience. The first church he served at was Grace Baptist Church (GBC) in Singapore. Immediately after he had earned the ThB degree (English Department), he was invited by the late Rev. Dr. Ernest Poulson, Dean of the English Department of Singapore Bible College to serve as an Intern at GBC. He was given the duty to start a new Mandarin worship service and train leaders for the service.
He had served at churches in Southeast Asia, USA, and Canada which spoke Mandarin/Amoy, Cantonese, English and used Chinese and English. Over the years, Rev. Lam brought many to Christ and helped many believers and non-believers alike to resolve conflicts and live harmonious life. At various occasions, Dr. Lam was invited to speak on and analyse effective methods, theories, and skills in conflict resolutions, including speeches given at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. In total, attendance of people was over several thousand.
In 1978, the Chairperson of the Elder Board of Grace Gospel Church, the late Elder and Mrs. Henry Co visited Dr. and Mrs. Lam in San Francisco, US and invited Dr. Lam to serve as Senior Pastor of Grace Gospel Church and Pastor of Grace Christian Mission. Grace Christian Mission was founded by the late Rev. Mark Kor Cheng. Rev. Cheng was the General Director of Chinese Christion Mission in USA. Dr. Lam went with missionaries to spread the gospel in various locations. During Dr. Lam’s time, Grace Christian Mission supported 50 full time missionaries in various countries and locations.
Dr. Lam was also Senior Pastor of the 500-member Chinese Gospel Church which has three congregations, Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. During his time, he led the church to plant two new churches, one used Cantonese at the beginning (Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York) and the other used English at the beginning (Agape Gospel Church of Toronto). In addition, he led the church to start the Mandarin congregation in the downtown mother church.
Rev. Lam was the secretary (volunteer) of the Toronto Mandarin Revival Meeting steering committee of the Toronto Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship. At the Revival Meeting service, he also conducted the choir. Members in the choir were all local Chinese pastors.

MEDIA
On July 24, 2014, Dr. Lam was invited for a radio interview by A1 AM1540. He was asked to respond to the Executive Summary prepared by The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, a retired Canada Supreme Court Justice on Police Encounters with People in Crisis about the shooting death of the 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in an empty TTC street car in the evening of July 27, 2013.
The interview was published the next day on July 25, 2014 in the Main News Section of Singtao Daily, a local Chinese newspaper.
He was invited to publish 12 articles on conflict resolution (10 articles) and municipal election (2 articles) in 2010 by Daily News, a local Chinese newspaper in Toronto (now known as Toronto Commercial News)
He was invited by Fairchild TV in Richmond Hill, ON, for an interview (Cantonese) on family mediation issues. The interview was aired on the Leisure Talk Show on October 7, 2014 and uploaded to YouTube.