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 – Fall 2017

September 6 & 7 / 8, 2017
Family Relations (14 / 20 Hours)

September 18 & 19, 2017
Basic Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)

September 25, 26 & 27 / 28, 2017
Family Law (21 / 30 Hours)

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.

Welcome to RIVERDALE MEDIATION


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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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 6 & 7 / 8, 2017
Family Relations (14 / 20 Hours)

 

September  18 & 19, 2017
Basic Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
This course has been accredited for 0.75 Professionalism Hours, and is eligible for up to 12 hours of Substantive Content. 

 

September 25, 26 & 27 / 28, 2017*
Family Law (21/30 Hours)
This program is not accredited for Professionalism Hours. However, it is eligible for 26 hours of Substantive Content.

 

October 16, 17 & 18, 2017*
Screening for Power Imbalances Including Family Violence (21 Hours)
This course has been accredited for 4.75 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 16.25 hours of Substantive Content.

 

October 25, 26, 27, 30-31, 2017
Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours)
This course has been accredited for 5 Professionalism Hours, and is eligible for up to 35 hours of Substantive Content.

 

November 28, 29 & 30, 2017
Advanced Family Mediation/Practicum (21 Hours)
This program had been accredited for 4.5 Professionalism Hours for experienced members and is eligible for up to 17 hours of Substantive Content.

 

December 4 & 5, 2017
Advanced Parenting Coordination (Practicum) (14 Hours)
This course has been accredited for 4.75 Professionalism Hours, and is eligible for up to 8.25 hours of Substantive Content.

 

 

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January 23, 24 & 25 / 26, 2018*
Family Law (21/30 Hours)
This program is not accredited for Professionalism Hours. However, it is eligible for 26 hours of Substantive Content.

 

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February 21, 22, 23, 26 & 27, 2018
Civil Mediation Training (40 Hours)
* CPD Pending *

 

March 19, 20 & 21, 2018*
Screening for Power Imbalances Including Family Violence (21 Hours)
This course has been accredited for 4.75 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 16.25 hours of Substantive Content. 

 

April 16, 2018
10-Hour Update
on Identifying, Assessing and Managing Power Imbalances and Risk in FDR
This program has been accredited for 3.0 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 7.0 hours of Substantive Content. 

 

May 10, 11, 14, 15 & 16, 2018*
Basic Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (40 Hours)
* CPD Pending *

 

September 13, 14 & 15, 2018*
Advanced Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (21 Hours)
* CPD Pending *

 

November 14, 15 & 16, 2018
Family Mediation Practicum (21 Hours)
This program had been accredited for 4.5 Professionalism Hours for experienced members and is eligible for up to 17 hours of Substantive Content.

 

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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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What’s New at RIVERDALE

  • Our Family Mediation Information Night is always a popular event! We hope you will consider attending our next one, Thursday November 30th, where you will hear from representatives from FDRIO, ADRIO and FMC about how to become a certified or accredited family mediator; Learn about training options and internships… and more. For more informaiton, please view the event page.
  • mediate393 inc. is currently seeking qualified professionals for the role of Information Referral Coordinator (IRC), and accredited or certified family mediators, to work in Toronto’s courts. Please view flyer for more details

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