Become a Member

VOLUNTEER

AFCC-O encourages members to be part of our committees. Often the pathway to board membership is through committee participation.

ATTENTION STUDENTS

Join AFCC International for $25 and receive FREE membership with AFCC-Ontario! Just select “Ontario Chapter” when signing up.

AFCC-Ontario is a chapter of AFCC International

To join AFCC-O:
1. Join AFCC International, then
2. Elect to join the Ontario Chapter


WHY JOIN AFCC-O?

In addition to AFCC International’s wealth of benefit offerings, Chapters provide members access to a local network and educational offerings tailored specifically for professionals living and working in Ontario. Opportunities include:

  • Free or discounted access to both live and archived webinars
  • Discounted registration fees for AFCC-O’s Annual Conference
  • Opportunities to be involved in local work groups, chapter committees, and board of directors
  • Opportunities to contribute articles for chapter e-newsletters and blog

We are interdisciplinary and international

  • Members include sitting judges, lawyers, psychologists, and other professionals who work with family conflict
  • Our conferences and events are innovation incubators and friendly networking opportunities
  • AFCC-O members may attend frequently offered AFCC International webinars and conferences

We fund research that matters

  • We created the flagship Parenting Plan Guide and Template for use throughout Canada
  • We funded an extensive review and evaluation of court-based family mediation services throughout the province

We invest in training and new professionals

  • We created the Intensive Child Protection Training Program and the Walsh Family Law Moot and Negotiation Competition to train students and young lawyers
  • We produced “Adult Children of Divorce”, a short film used for training across the province

We advocate for change

  • AFCC-O is regularly invited to provide input on draft legislation, including Bill C-78 We passionately support “Access to Justice” initiatives across the province
  • We have organized numerous events that encourage debate regarding family court reforms

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Membership is an Investment in Professional Excellence

There is no better way to keep pace with the rapidly changing environment for those who work with families in conflict. Your membership will provide you with the latest information and most knowledgeable resources, saving you valuable time and money. There are many networking opportunities to meet, learn with, consult and even debate with a diverse group of professionals all committed to excellence in resolving family conflict. Membership includes invitations to conferences and training programs, education, advocacy and the opportunity to participate on AFCC Ontario chapter committees, task forces and projects.