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: January 31, – February 4, 2022.
Online: May 9-13, 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: February 22-24, 2022
Online: May 24-26, 2022
Online: September 28-30, 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: 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: December 1-3, 2021
Online: March 14-16, 2022
Online: June 13-15, 2022
Online: September 14-16, 2022
Online: December 5-7, 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: March 7-9, 2022
Online: April 11-13, 2022 (Insight Approach)
Online: June 15-16, 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
Simulated Role Play Courses
Week One: January 12, 13, 14, 21 and 22, 2022
Week Two: February 7, 8, 9, 25 and 26, 2022
Week One: April 6-8 & April 19 and 20, 2022
Week Two: June 6-8 & June 23 and 24, 2022
Week One: September 19-21 & October 6 and 7, 2022
Week Two: November 10-12 & November 24 and 25, 2022
The Simulated Role Play Course has been approved by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation as meeting 80 of the 100 hours required for Supervised Practical Experience. It is structured as two separate one week blocks and can be purchased as such. Week one and Week Two are separated unto a three (3) and two (2) day block. This is an evaluative course, designed to meet the requirements to become an Accredited Family Mediator. The purpose of this course is to provide direct, hands on experience as observer, client and mediator. The goal is to provide opportunity for the trainee to obtain up to three (3) mediation reports that could be used for accreditation in the simulated format. Role plays will encompass a mediation from intake to finish and include comprehensive and/or complex issues. The expectation is that the trainee further develops the skills and knowledge required for mediation throughout the course and has the opportunity to complete several mediations, providing them with the opportunity to obtain up to three Mediation Reports.
We offer the following courses to practising Certified and Accredited Family Mediators or those just interested in learning more about specialized parts of the mediation process. These are designed to enhance the skills of mediators and provide on-going professional development.