The training is provided by Maggie Hall, B.Sc., M.S.W., LLM (ADR), CP Med., AccFM. (OAFM), AccEM, Director of Mediation North Inc.

Local accredited mediators will assist as required.

Family Mediation Training

These courses are designed to provide ample opportunity to review and discuss academic theory and research. Participants apply theory to practice in the form of interactive exercises and role plays. The material is taught through short lectures, multi-media presentations, self assessment techniques, role plays and group discussion.


Candidates who have completed training may apply for local internships designed to prepare mediators for AccFM (O.A.F.M.) accreditation.

Upcoming Training Dates

Contact us if you are interested in training to become a mediator.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Meet course requirements for accreditation as a family mediator in Ontario.
  • Develop mediation knowledge and skills that can be used in social work, legal and other professional practices.
  • Develop knowledge around domestic violence and how to screen for domestic violence.
  • Develop knowledge around the effects of separation on parents and children.
  • Develop a general understanding of family law.

Who should Attend?

While this course forms part of the family mediation curriculum, it is intended for all Dispute Resolution Professionals working with families including judges, family law lawyers, family mediators, family arbitrators, collaborative practitioners, parenting coordinators, custody assessors and child protection workers.