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UpcomingFMC Elder Mediation Training

  • August 17, 2017 - August 19, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Family Mediation Canada presents…

Elder Mediation Training

The advancing age of our population, combined with the reality that everyone deserves quality of life, has led to the development of a specialized mediation service aimed at addressing age related issues. This training will utilize learnings from evidence-based knowledge to provide the skills and sensitivities necessary to be successful in this emerging field.

Judge M. Beranger, M.A., CCFE, Cert.CFM, Cert.EM and guest specialists in the field of law, capacity, senior’s issues, and Certification Program for Elder Mediators.

Holiday Inn – 180 Portugal Road, St. Johns, NFLD

Registration $695 if paid by July 15th. After July 15th: $745.00

Visit for further details

Download below:

FMC August 17-19 2017 Elder Mediation Registration Form



UpcomingOAFM & OCLP Collaborative Practice & Mediation: The Power of Interest Based Negotiation Conference

  • September 14, 2017 - September 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – September 14, 2017 9 am – 4:30 pm

Intimate Partner Violence: Focus on Standards & Screening

This workshop will review the history and development of Standards on Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances, including the underlying research and highlight the importance of effective Screening in Consensual Dispute processes.

Presenters: Amy Applegate, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Connie Beck, Peter Jaffe and Margaret MacPherson.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION – September 14 2017 6 pm – 7 pm

CONFERENCE – September 15 & 16, 2017

Conference Keynote Speakers:

David Hoffman: Managing the Negotiation Withing

Paul Huschilt: Seven Humour Habits for Workplace Wellness

Download conference information and registration form  below:

OAFM and OCLF Joint Conference

OAFM and OCLF Program & Registration Form

Inquiries may be directed to:  1(905)835-1163 or 1(844)989-3026




Venue Phone: 1(800)519-9911

Venue Website:

5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 6W7

Quote OAFM/OCLP Conference for discount rate.

UpcomingHamilton High Conflict Forum: Experiences of Children Caught in Conflict

  • September 15, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hamilton High Conflict Forum

“Experiences of Children Caught in the Conflict: Making Room for Children’s Voices”

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Michael A. Saini, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Judge, Superior Court of Justice

Registration opens March 8th – for more information visit:

Download flyer below:

HHCF ChildsVoicesSept 15-17



360 James Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8L 1H5

UpcomingLondon Family Court Clinic Open House & AGM

  • September 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The LFCC Board of Directors and staff invite you to join us as we unveil our new services and space.  We are excited to encourage the voices of youth in achieving resolutions through innovative service provision.  Our AGM and panel discussion will follow the open house.

Talks & Tours at LFCC 2:00-4:00 pm Location: 200-254 Pall Mall St., London, ON

Networking & Dinner 4:30-6:00 pm (location to be confirmed)

Annual General Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm Location: London Chamber of Commerce


UpcomingAFCC-O Thunder Bay Area Meet & Greet

  • September 26, 2017
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn more about what you can gain from membership in AFCC Ontario.

Location: Bora Laskin Law School, PACI Building, 401 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1B4

Join our AFCC-O representatives at a reception for local professionals working with families in the Family Justice System:

Justice Gerri L. Wong, AFCC-O President, and judiciary from the Ontario Court of Justice

Dr. Dan Ashbourne, AFCC-O President Elect, and Executive Director, London Family Court Clinic

Katherine Kassavalis, Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Mary-Anne Popescu, Ontario Association for Family Mediation

Brian Burke, AFCC-O Secretary, and lawyer at Epstein, Cole

RSVP to by September 20, 2017

Download Thunder Bay Flyer

UpcomingAFCC-O New Professionals Event

  • October 19, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Advice from the Bench

Location: Toronto Central YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

New Professionals Panel: Justice Kendra Coats, Justice Allan Rowsell, Justice Victoria Starr, Justice Roselyn Zisman

Have you ever wondered what advice judges would provide to the family law professionals involved in their cases? This year we invite our New Professionals (as well as our seasoned veterans) to join us for a special panel discussion by members of the Ontario judiciary. This unique session will provide practical suggestions and tips in the areas of: written and oral advocacy; do’s and don’t at conferences and motions; dealing with lawyers and self-represented litigants; and tips to achieving success a a family law professional.

Visit our 2017 Conference webpage for details and registration information.



20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 2V5

UpcomingAFCC-O Pre-Conference Institute

  • October 19, 2017
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Addiction in Family Breakdown: The Challenges and Complexities

Location: Toronto Central YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Our annual pre-conference event will take an in-depth look at the significantly challenging issues that can arise when parents and/or children are affected by addictions.

Guest speakers: Dr. Leslie Buckley, Andrew Galloway, Howard Hurwitz Carolyn Leach, Justice Ellen Murray, and Lisa Pont

Visit our 2017 Conference webpage for details and registration information.




20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 2V5

UpcomingAFCC-O 9th Annual Conference

  • October 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Breaking Down Barriers: Targeting Resources to Meet Families’ Needs

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Arnie Shienvold

Guest Speakers: Dr. Lynda Ashbourne, Dr. Joey Bonifacio, Dr. Irwin Butkowsky, Pamela Cross, Justice George Czutrin, Philip Epstein, Dr. Barbara Fidler, Justice Susanne Goodman, Andrea Himel, Justice Carolyn Jones, Justice Jennifer Mackinnon, Elizabeth McCarty, Justice Sheilagh O’Connell, Professor Michael Saini, Justice Stanley Sherr, Professor Rollie Thompson

Visit our 2017 AFCC-O Conference webpage for details and registration information for our Conference and Pre-conference Events.  An Agenda and Conference Brochure is available for download.

Note: Professional educational credits recognized by the Law Society, the American Psychological Association and Ontario Social Worker Association.



789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON (Yonge St. and Bloor St.) Registration via our Conference Coordinator, Natalie Savage Email: Phone: (416)255-2525

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