Inclusive, inspiring, and insightful family mediation training geared to experienced professionals.
Rich, vibrant, and meaningful family mediation training by experienced skilled trainers.
Leading practitioners and researchers share generously of their talents and expertise to enrich your learning experience.
Training that connects you to your mediation community.
Expand your knowledge and skills to help families find peaceful solutions.
Take your career in a new, positive, and rewarding direction.
Start your mediation career within-depth knowledge, refined mediation skills, and comprehensive understanding.
Our Course Directors have extensive family mediation, teaching, and training experience, in Canada and abroad.
Train with colleagues to transform your skills to help families in conflict.
Our mediation courses are specifically designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the OAFM and other organizations in Ontario. Our courses launch your mediation career.
Dynamic and engaging teaching methodology for every participant: a rich blend of theory and practical experience.
We provide family mediation training to lawyers, social workers and other interested persons across Canada that has consistently been rated as excellent. We believe this is so because we love and believe in family mediation as the best process choice for separating families. Learn from our experienced, Accredited Family Mediators eager to share their skill and knowledge with you. Our training, now online, can be used to apply for accreditation and certification and includes all of the courses required by leading designating bodies like the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. We will equip you to understand conflict, the mediation process, negotiation theory, power dynamics and most importantly the hands-on experience required to learn and master the mediation process.
Fundamentals of Family Mediation
Online: October 4-8, 2021.
Online: January 31, – February 4, 2022.
Online: May 2-6, 2022.
Online: July 11-15, 2022.
Online: October 17-21, 2022.
This course is the 40-hour (5 day) basic family mediation training required to become an Accredited Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and other organizations. Training will include guest speakers and role plays and cover fundamental family mediation theory and skills. Learn More.
Power Imbalances and Domestic Violence
Online: September 14-16, 2021
Online: November 1-3, 2021
Online: February 22-24, 2022
Online: May 16-18, 2022
Online: August 15-17, 2022
Online: October 31-November 2, 2022
This is a 21-hour (3 days) course on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Power Imbalances for mediation and collaborative. Training will cover how to screen, how to determine when proceeding is not appropriate; what tools and techniques to use. Can be purchased as 3 days for accreditation as mediator, 2 days for collaborative or as a 1 day refresher. Learn More.
Family Law for Mediators
Online: October 18-20, 2021.*
Online: January 24-26, 2022.*
Online: May 25-27, 2022.*
Online: July 25-27, 2022.*
Online: September 26-28, 2022.*
There is an optional fourth day immediately following the dates listed above for those wanting family law for arbitration or parenting coordination (requires a minimum enrollment).
This 21-hour (3 day) course on Family Law, required for non-lawyers seeking to become Accredited Family Mediators through the Ontario Association for Family Mediation is also helpful for family professionals who want to understand family law better. There is an optional fourth day for those wanting family law for arbitration or parenting coordination. Training will survey all major areas of family law including property law, child support, spousal support, and custody and access. Learn More.
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Online: July 20-22, 2021
Online: August 23, 30 and September 8, 2021
Online: December 1-3, 2021
Online: March 14-16, 2022
Online: June 13-15, 2022
Online: August 24-26, 2022
Online: November 14-18, 2022
This 21-hour course is intended to meet the accreditation requirements of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), for accreditation purposes. It is a required course for all participants who are not mental health professionals, such as lawyers, paralegals, and others. The course introduces participants to family related dynamics and issues which are present in family mediation, expanding participants’ understanding of issues such as family systems theory, mental health issues, attachment in family relationships, and child development. The course is taught by a senior and experienced team of mental health professionals. The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies, and exercises. Learn More.
Advanced Family Mediation
Online: August 11-13, 2021 – FULL
Online: October 25-27, 2021 (Insight Approach)
Online: November 16-18, 2021
Online: March 7-9, 2022
Online: June 28-30, 2022
Online: September 7-9, 2022
Online: December 5-7, 2022
We offer two different 21 hour advanced trainings, both of which meet the requirements of accreditation for the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and other accreditign bodies. Both trainings include role plays with accredited coaches. Advanced covers topics of impasse, conflict analysis and dealing with difficult personalities and situations and the Insight Advanced teaches the skills and approach of this particular form of mediation. Learn More.
Package A for Family Law Lawyers:
Courses 1, 3, 4 and 5
for Social Workers, Financial Professionals, and Paralegals:
Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4
for various backgrounds that require Family Relations & Family Law:
Courses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
SPECIALIZED ONLINE TRAINING
This is a free live webinar where you can meet Lead Trainer Jennifer Suzor, learn about the course and ask questions. The webinar will take place on the fourth Monday of every month at 5:00 p.m. Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
September 30, 2021
Learn more about deductions, exclusions, pre-marriage assets, conditional debt and how to use a NFP in mediation to help the parties see the differences between them and resolve them.
November 8, 2021
This 3 hour course is designed for family professionals and Accredited Family Mediators wanting to draft with clarity and precision for clients and other justice partners.
October 28, 2021
Join Family Mediation Training Canada Lead Trainer Jennifer Suzor as she and Jared explore the many ways we can use questions to better understand our clients, their underlying interests and motivations, and lead them to discover the resolutions that suit their family best.
August 5, 2021
March 31, 2022
This 3 hour course is designed for Accredited Family Mediators wanting a deeper understanding of the more complex issues in support law or for those in the family justice system working with families and interested in family mediation.
September 27, 2021
This 7 hour course is designed for family professionals and Accredited Family Mediators wanting a better understanding of family law in divorce and separation.
October 12, 2021
This 3 hour training with Kelley McKeating of McKeating Actuaries allows you to fully understand the valuation of pensions, how and when to engage with experts, how to canvas options for deduction of notional tax and generally engage with clients in mediation over this incredibly important topic. Kelley graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1985 with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree (Actuarial Science major). She is a fully-qualified actuary, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) since 1995.
October 14, 2021
Join Jim Doxtador as he shares on Indigenous Dispute Resolution methods, using the approach first shared by Dr. Rick Hill and Dr. Bob Antone and on Haudenosaunee culture. This would qualify for 3 hours of the indigenous training required for Rostered Mediators.
February 11, 2022
This training is an intermediate and advanced level training for those wishing to understand and apply insight mediation techniques.