2018 AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Conference

October 18 and 19, 2018

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary as an AFCC-O Chapter at our “Don’t Miss” events!

Registration opens in May 2018!!

Early bird discounts will apply, register early to avoid disappointment!

Join us in celebration of the past decade,  and looking to the future at our

Tenth AGM and Annual Conference,

The Future of Youth: Moving Beyond Risk to Resilience. 

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Ungar

AFCC Ontario Chapter members are eligible for discounts to attend our chapter events

Memberships are offered via the AFCC parent website at:  www.afccnet.org/become-a-member

If you require assistance with joining or renewing your membership you may contact AFCC at:

afcc@afccnet.org or by calling 1-608-664-3750 for assistance

RFP  Submission Deadline February 28, 2018

The AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Celebration of Excellence

October 18, 2018

A “don’t miss” celebratory event at The National Club, Toronto, ON

Register early, limited seating!

To kick off our 10th Anniversary celebrations, we announce our

“Award of Excellence in Family Justice”

Submission deadline April 30, 2018

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, the AFCC-O will honour TEN outstanding Judges, psychologists, lawyers, social workers, financial professionals, academics and other professionals with an Award of Excellence in Family Justice. 

This award will be given to TEN (10) individuals or institutions to acknowledge their exemplary contributions to the field of family law and justice in Ontario.  The recipients will have made significant contributions demonstrated by one or more of the following principles:

  • contributions to the ability of families to access family justice;
  • research that has contributed to an understanding of the needs of families;
  • mentorship and leadership to newer professionals;
  • development and sharing of novel and innovative best practices;
  • promotion of collaborative and interdisciplinary practices;
  • creation and development of tools that assist practitioners (ex. software, screening tools, assessment tools);
  • development and promotion of information and resources that help families navigate the family justice system;
  • preparation of important educational resources, precedents and educational materials and/or commitment to continuing professional development activities;
  • community advocacy on behalf of families and children and or issues related to families;
  • advocacy, in and out of the court setting, particularly on behalf of vulnerable or underserviced populations; and/or
  • contributions specifically related to the understanding of the needs of children and advocacy for them.

Nominations for up to TEN (10) recipients of this Award can be made by a member in good standing of the AFCC-O on the Nomination form.

The 10th Anniversary committee will review the applications and report to the Board, who will make the final determination of the Awards by an application of the above principles and recognition of the rich diversity found in the various disciplines and professions who practice in the area of family justice in Ontario.

The successful award recipients will be invited to attend our 10th Anniversary Reception, on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 to receive the award in person.

Download 10th Anniversary Celebrations Nomination Form Here!


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AFCC-O recognizes the importance of  fostering new growth by assisting anyone interested in establishing a career in services supporting families going through separation and divorce. 

Please visit our Awards webpage to view information and download an application to apply for our Nicholas Bala Award for Student Excellence. The AFCC-O honors Professor Nicholas Bala with an annual scholarship to a student who demonstrates qualities similar to his own. An award of $1,000.00 will be granted each year to a student in law, a graduate program in social work, a joint social work/law program, a graduate program in psychology, or medicine (psychiatry). A  one year membership to AFCC-O, and attendance at our 10th Anniversary conference will also be included with this award.

Submission Deadline is May 1, 2018

Please visit our AFCC Conference Scholarships webpage to obtain a scholarship application to attend our 10th Annual conference, 
“The Future of Youth: Moving Beyond Risk to Resilience” on October 19, 2018.  Scholarship recipients include parenting coordinators, child custody evaluators, court services personnel, social workers, lawyers, mediators, graduate students, and other who work with children and familes.

Submission Deadline is May 15, 2018

Check back here for information on the status of Law Society of Upper Canada CPD credits.

Our conference is also recognized by both the American Psychological Association, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers for continuing education credits. Check back for approved hours for our 2018 conference.

The OASW also recognizes


For information on sponsoring our 2018 conference please contact:

Brian Burke at bburke@epsteincole.com