Family Mediation and Arbitration

Our accredited lawyer and social worker mediators and arbitrators can help you resolve the most challenging cases. We work together with you, lawyers and other professionals, effectively and affordably.

Parenting Mediation and Coordination

We work with parents, their children, extended families and professionals to help create the best possible parenting plan for each family. We provide skilled and experienced parenting coordination services to let parenting plans work best for the children.

Civil Mediation

From neighbour problems to education disagreements, to family company conflict: we mediate a wide range of disputes with care and compassion. We understand what causes conflict and what helps resolve it.

Intern with Us

We have developed an internship program that gives new family mediators exposure to all aspects of the practice. Learn from and with our diverse and experienced team of professionals, and gain the skills and experience for accreditation.

Upcoming Courses – Winter 2017

January 12 & 13, 2017
Advanced Parenting Coordination
January 25 & 26 / 27, 2017
Family Relations * N  E  W    C  O  U  R  S  E *
February 15, 16 & 17, 2017*
Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
March 20, 21 & 22 / 23, 2017*
Family Law

Acclaimed Mediation Courses

We offer unique courses in family mediation, screening for power imbalances in negotiation, family arbitration, and family law. We receive top marks for dynamic and relevant content, diversity of trainers and quality of instruction/feedback. Earn accredited training hours from the Law Society, OAFM and ADRIO.

Customized Training

We design and provide custom training on mediation, arbitration and conflict resolution for organizations and private groups of all sizes around the world.


Our mission is to provide high-quality mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, and training services.

Our professionally accredited mediators have legal or social work backgrounds. We work closely with lawyers, clients and other professionals to create effective conflict resolution processes. We help resolve the most challenging cases. And our training and consulting work is internationally acclaimed. We provide professionals with excellent learning and accreditation credentials.

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Hilary Linton

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Our Dispute Resolution Services
We provide family and civil mediation, parenting coordination, and family mediation-arbitration. Our work is mostly referred by lawyers, and we are respected for our effective mediations with clients alone. We work closely with our clients, their lawyers and other professionals to provide the right process, done the right way. We keep costs down, without sacrificing experience, professionalism, satisfaction or quality outcomes.

Our Training Services
We offer a highly respected series of Core Workshops for family and collaborative lawyers, mental health professionals, arbitrators, paraglegals, educators, business leaders and others. Designed to equip participants to gain mediation designations, our courses provide the theory, skills and experience required for effective conflict resolution. We follow up with a comprehensive internship program.

Custom Training
We have designed and delivered custom conflict resolution workshops across Canada and in the UK. We will create training for groups as small as ten, designed to meet the needs of an organization or group of professionals. We focus on meaningful theory and effective skills — in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and restorative justice — and address the difficult issues of power, gender, cultural difference, violence and mental illness, among others.

Our commitment to high standards and constant improvement is evident in all we do. We hope you enjoy our site.

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Upcoming  COURSES

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September 12 & 13, 2016
Basic Parenting Coordination


September 27, 28 & 29 / 30, 2016*
Family Law (21/30 Hours)


October 24, 25 & 26, 2016*
Screening for Family Violence, Abuse, and Power Imbalances


November 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2016*
Basic Family Negotiation & Mediation
*Limited seating*


November 30, December 1 & 2, 2016*
Advanced Family Mediation


December 12 & 13, 2016
Basic Parenting Coordination
*Limited seating*



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January 12 & 13, 2017
Advanced Parenting Coordination


January 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2017
Family Arbitration Law & Skills * N  E  W    C  O  U  R  S  E *


January 25 & 26 / 27, 2017
Family Relations * N  E  W    C  O  U  R  S  E *


February 15, 16 & 17, 2017*
Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


March 20, 21 & 22 / 23, 2017*
Family Law (21/30 Hours)


April 24, 25 & 26, 2017*
Screening for Family Violence, Abuse, and Power Imbalances


May 11, 12, 15, 16 & 17, 2017*
Basic Family Negotiation & Mediation (40 Hours)


May 25, 2017
Duty of Care for Family Law Professionals (10-Hour Update)


Booklet Cover - RML Training Offered - 2016

Our Training Booklet contains detailed information on all courses offered! Information on course content and available packages. Click the image above to view/download file.

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