Basic Family Mediation (40 Hours)

"I enjoyed watching the lectures the most, but the group work is where the practical aspects are best applied".
February 25 – April 15, 2025
(Winter 2025)
March 4, 2025 (from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, EST)
March 18, 2025 (from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, EST)
March 25, 2025 (from 4:00 – 6:30 pm, EST)
April 1, 2025 (from 3:00 – 7:30 pm, EST)
April 8, 2025 (from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, EST)
Screening for Family Violence (21 hours)

This program contains 5 hours and 25 minutes of Professionalism Content and 1 hour and 45 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

An intensive program providing the fundamentals of family mediation theory and skills.

This dynamic, interactive program features leading family mediators, seminal materials, realistic role plays; relevant case studies; exercises; class discussion; take-home assignments; and extensive resource information.

Topics include:

  • Hallmarks of disputing behaviour and the evolution of conflicts into disputes
  • Tools to analyze the nature, causes and drivers of conflict
  • Resources for identifying the diverse needs of all clients
  • Sources of negotiation power that parties have or believe they have, how this impacts family dispute resolution and skills and tools to help manage the process.
  • Responding to power imbalance resulting from systemic racism, inter-generational trauma, and associated barrriers to full, voluntary and effective participation in mediation
  • Hearing the child’s voice in mediation
  • Essential family mediation agreement terms and case law
  • Fundamental principles and stages of family mediation
  • Focused skill building: listening, communication and writing skills
  • Intensive role plays with one-on-one coaching
  • Effective parenting plan mediation: theory and skills
  • Mediating income determination, child support and spousal support: law and skills
  • Mediating property division: law and skills
  • Skills and tips for drafting effective settlement documents
  • High conflict parenting mediations
  • Cultural safety in family mediation
  • Recognizing ethical problems and identifying approaches for resolving them
  • Standards of practice, certification options and starting your practice.

Course Manual, presentation slides, selected readings, case law and handouts.

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How our Courses Work:


Each course is ‘open’ for roughly a four-week period. During that time, participants will have access to on-demand content for self-directed learning. Learners are required to complete the self-directed modules (including quizzes) before each mandatory-attendance Tutorial Session.

 Live online Tutorials are scheduled at regular intervals during the course. Attendance is mandatory (see Training Schedule for dates and times of each). Led by experienced coaches, the Tutorials feature interactive role plays, small group discussion, case study and one-on-one feedback. Participants MUST attend all scheduled tutorials in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.



Each module of each course includes quizzes. Students must achieve at least a passing grade on all quizzes to advance to the next module or course, and to receive their Certificate of Completion for that course.


NOTE: This course is made available to those who pay and register for it only. Only those students who pay and register may attend this course. It is a violation of the contract for training to permit another person to listen or to share course materials with a person who is not registered in the course.


Family Law (30 Hours)Screening for Power Imbalances Including Intimate Partner Violence (21 Hours)

Course Length
40 Hours
Winter 2025
Course opens:
February 25, 2025
Mandatory Tutorials:
March 4, 18, 25, April 1 & 8, 2025
Online (Self-directed learning and live, interactive sessions)
Hilary Linton, Borzou Tabrizi, Avagene Skervin, Lindsay Kertland, Victoria Tundo

I really enjoyed the discussions surrounding LGBTQ & race and intersectionality. I think it is such an important area to be aware of in any profession.

Wonderful coaches and Mediators who are impacted knowledge with a lot of enthusiasm. Thanks so much for providing quality training.

The interactive nature of the course. The teachers did a great job of sharing personal stories reflecting core materials which allowed for greater understanding. Really enjoyed the stories the whole class discussion brought.

I really liked watching an example of an opening and hear the different approaches from the speakers. I liked the checklists provided for preparing for the mediation and important information to include in the opening.

I thought the question/answer/tips from the pros part was incredibly helpful! And as usual, the role-play.

The effective use of time. The delivery of important information was thorough yet succinct, leaving time for questions and role-play.

Excellent sequence and logic to presentation of material. Very engaging and interesting…

Collegial, pleasant atmosphere and I liked the people.

Clear Information, helpful teachers, open to answering and addressing all questions and concerns.

I liked the enthusiasm of the instructors, the applicability of the theory and the problems we see daily in practice.

An excellent overview of the field as a whole, and I understand clearly how much I have to learn!

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