Q: Am I required to be certified to practice family mediation in Ontario?
A: Currently, no. But certification is an important qualification that distinguishes those who are suitably trained, qualified and insured from those who may not be. If you want to obtain work with one of Ontario’s court-connected family mediation programs, like mediate393 inc., you generally must be certified.
Q: Which organizations certify family mediators?
A: In Ontario, there are three options.
- The Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM)
- The ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO)
- Family Mediation Canada (FMC)
To practice anywhere in Canada, FMC certification is required. Our training program is designed to meet the requirements for Ontario certification with OAFM, and ADRIO.
Please note that the training requirements of these organizations may change from time to time. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the organization with which they seek to be certified has approved the training programs they are taking, and we do not warrant that our training will meet all requirements of all organizations.