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Family Mediation Companies in Canada

By Daryl Maksymec

Top Family Mediation Companies

Top family mediation companies in CanadaIn addition to Fairway Divorce Mediation, here is our list of the other top family mediation companies that can help with divorce. This list is updated frequently and for a good reason. New companies are popping up across Canada all the time.

It is no secret that mediation is becoming a preferred method for separations and divorce as well as other family disputes. That should not come as a surprise given that its techniques provide less arguing and fighting with more agreeable results for both sides.

So, where do you turn to find a dependable mediation service in your area? Thankfully, we have compiled a list of some other great family mediation services available all across Canada. Eschew the old, outdated ways of traditional divorce courts.

Instead, turn to mediation for less time, money, and emotional capital to achieve the same thing. With mediation firms, you can get to the other side of divorce and start your life anew with your finances and sanity intact.

Riverdale Mediation Services

Riverdale Mediation Services

Located in Toronto, Riverdale Mediation Services has been offering a comprehensive array of services for over 20 years. They have certified family mediators, parenting coordinators, and arbitrators to meet each of their clients’ unique and individual needs.

Best of all, they can assist with just about any and all family law matters. That includes parenting plans, disputes, child or spousal support, mobility cases, property valuation and division, income determination, high-conflict separations, cohabitation agreements, and so much more.

Mediate BC

Mediate BC

One of Vancouver’s best mediation firms is Mediate BC. They share real experiences of family mediation so that newcomers can understand just what to expect. No taglines, no false promises. Just real experiences from families in greater B.C.

Mediate BC helps you find a mediator, provides dispute resolution advice, separation and divorce services, child protection services, and even eldercare. They understand that each divorce comes with its unique circumstances and needs.

Garneau Mediation Services

Garneau Mediation Services

Mediation is about a respectful, time-efficient resolution that saves both parties from costly battles both financially and emotionally. That is precisely what Garneau Mediation services offer to each of their clients.

Garneau offers the Edmonton-Sherwood Park area access to mediators with the training, experience, background, and areas of specialization needed to bring about a satisfactory resolution. They understand that parties seeking mediation are looking for a private yet respectful and efficient solution to their disputes.

Modern Divorce Mediation Solutions

Modern Divorce Mediation Solutions

Sue Dedeluk and Beth Thompson head up the Calgary-based Modern Divorce Mediation Solutions. Both are registered family mediators with a specialization in separation and divorce. Moreover, they offer coaching and mediation services for families that are looking to restructure.

What is unique about Modern Divorce Mediation Solutions is that they have a breakdown of each of their processes. Each situation is different and subsequently requires its own personalized approach. Being able to see each of these allows clients to choose the best fit – and the one most likely to get the best results – for them.

d'Artois Mediation

d’Artois Mediation

This Ottawa-based mediation firm, lead by Kathryn d’Artois, offers a wide array of mediation services. What makes her firm stand out is that it provides a variety of resources, including an FAQ, to help take some of the uncertainty out of the process.

The firm offers mediation, mediation-arbitration, standalone arbitration, parenting coordination, as well as training, education, and high-conflict coaching. d’Artois understands the contentiousness involved in separation and divorce and aims to make it as beneficial to both parties as possible.

Alberta Family Mediation Society

Alberta Family Mediation Society

The Alberta Family Mediation Society is a bit different than some of the others on this list. The Calgary-based society offers mediation resources, helps you to find a mediator, and even to find a parenting coordinator.

What is different is the membership option. Mediators, child consultants, and registered family mediators can opt to join the Alberta Family Mediation Society. There are also student membership options available to full-time students. That puts them just a click away for those looking for family mediation services and a litany of other resources.

Neeraj Goel Family Mediator

Neeraj Goel Family Mediator

Neeraj Goel, based out of Toronto, is an accredited family mediator and family lawyer. He offers a more detailed explanation of family mediation, what it does, how it works, etc. Moreover, he provides a neutral consultation and can even assist in finding legal representation. Simply put, he puts a personal touch on a process that can feel anything but at times.

Goel has been practicing since 2000 and on his own in the area of mediation and family law since 2005. He brings nearly two decades of experience to the table. Moreover, the hundreds of clients he has helped through that time are proof of the results that he brings.

MacKinnon Communications Group

MacKinnon Communications Group

Red Deer’s premier family mediation group, MacKinnon offers a wide array of services. They cover mediations, negotiations, facilitation, arbitration and foster strong communication as well as conflict mitigation.

Operating since 2006, they work to resolve conflict and provide amicable results for all involved. MacKinnon can implement the blueprint to a successful mediation through succession planning, allowing both parties to move forward with satisfactory results.

The Resolution Group

The Resolution Group

The Resolution Group, which operates out of Edmonton, takes a broader approach to mediation. They work to resolve conflict. And as we know, conflict can arise in any situation or setting, whether it be the workplace or through separation and divorce.

The Resolution Group offers mediation and conflict coaching and even practical training and workshops for those going through conflict. They give you the tools necessary to navigate through what is usually a stressful time with greater success.

Kelowna Divorce and Family Mediation Center

Kelowna Divorce and Family Mediation Center

The Kelowna Divorce and Family Mediation Center understands the needs of separating couples and families. They understand the complexity and costliness of divorce and what it can do to a family from a financial and emotional standpoint.

They offer couples, divorce, and family mediation to fit the needs of those going through conflict. Moreover, they believe in providing a less stressful environment than the court process, one that is completely cooperative and non-confrontational. Most importantly, they believe in being able to meet the needs of each client and seeing to a more amicable resolution.

The Mediation Centre

The Mediation Centre

The Oakville branch of the Mediation Centre is one of two (the other located in Hamilton). The Mediation Centre works with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario in order to provide court-connected services to the community.

They also provide comprehensive family mediation, including parenting plans, custody, spousal and child support, division of property, and more. They can even help make changes to any existing agreements that may already be in place.

TCM Mediation Studio

TCM Mediation Studio

Led by a registered social worker, TCM focuses on a more efficient way of separating. That includes a better understanding of spousal and child support, parenting arrangements and agreements, and division of assets.

The Regina-based company has successfully provided mediation to the greater Winnipeg area and even plans to expand later on in 2021. They offer faster solutions that will cost significantly less than the traditional court experience.

Ottawa Family Mediation

Ottawa Family Mediation

Ottawa Family Mediation has a simple mission statement. That is to provide mediation services in a neutral, safe, and supportive environment. Moreover, it is to provide as much relief to the emotional and financial stress that can come from a separation.

In addition to assisted decision-making regarding spousal and child support, Ottawa Family Mediation offers a variety of services. They create a Memorandum of Understanding, a mediation summary report, and even assist with decision-making around major issues. All in all, mediation is about working as a team, and Ottawa Family Mediation stresses that.

Leap Divorce Solutions

Leap Divorce Solutions

Leap understands the difficulty and frustration that can come from divorce. Tensions run high, arguments become prevalent, and both parties are left feeling the impact both financially and emotionally.

Based out of Calgary, Leap features chartered mediators and arbitrators that have been performing mediation for over a decade. In short, they believe in fast and affordable mediation services, allowing both sides to move forward in the best situation possible.

Jan Schloss Family Mediator

Jan Schloss Family Mediator

Jan Schloss is a Toronto-based mediation with a plethora of qualifications. As a registered social worker and accredited in family mediation, she provides family mediation and child protection and elder mediation.

Her goal is to help those going through the process of divorce do so by overcoming conflict. With coaching, access and custody assessment, arbitration, and family consulting, she aims to help those involved achieve a better understanding of a more amicable way to resolve disputes in divorce.

Caron George Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Caron George Mediation & Dispute Resolution

With over 25 years of experience, the Ottawa-based Caron George believes that people in conflict need to be both heard and acknowledged to reach an amicable solution. In addition, she understands the fear, anger, sadness, and litany of emotions felt during disputes.

Her process is simple: intake interviews, an agreement to mediate, accompany mediation sessions, a full financial disclosure, and then an agreement. The process is straightforward, and she strives to achieve amicable, satisfactory results for each client. In conclusion, she believes that people who have suffered harm need empathetic, open and thoughtful interactions.

Oakville Mediation

Oakville Mediation

Oakville Mediation, part of the Paul Family Law Corporation, specializes in arbitration and mediation. In today’s COVID-19 climate, they even offer online mediation with respect to health concerns that currently plague the globe.

They believe that everyone should be treated fairly and professionally, with an explanation of all documents and processes. Most importantly, they work to provide amicable, reasonable solutions for those involved.


Notable Lawyers and Associations offering Family Mediation Services

ADR Institute of Canada

ADR Institute of Canada

Finally, we have the ADR Institute of Canada. This is a nationally recognized association that assists in the training of arbitrators and mediators across Canada. They are considered to be the self-regulatory Dispute Regulation organization in Canada.

With a focus on integrity, collaboration, and accountability, the ADRIC offers arbitration, mediator and fundholding services, among a litany of others. With bilingual dispute resolution services, they are able to help Canadians of all backgrounds.

Dahlem Findley

Dahlem Findley

Dahlem Findley has become Regina’s one-stop-shop for a variety of mediation and family law services. Their representation includes collaborative litigation, business and corporate law, family law, and even wills and estates.

In business for 15 years, Don Finley has been registered with the Saskatchewan Bar going back to 1974. That means over 40 years of experience. He has also appeared before arbitration boards and the Saskatchewan Labour Board, giving him unique experiences that others cannot match.

Fresh Legal

Fresh Legal

Based out of Ottawa, Fresh Legal has a simplistic approach to mediation. Firstly, they simply want to provide the right system and solution for any conflict. Secondly, they are about accountability and empowerment, not fostering conflict.

With mediation, notary, and child protection services, they work to provide real resolution for people who want to simply begin their lives anew. Above all else, they value honesty and respect among clients, setting things straight even when it may not be the most pleasant thing to hear.

Evans Family Law Corporation

Evans Family Law Corporation

Based out of Winnipeg, Evans Family Law aims to bring comprehensive mediation services to separating and divorcing couples across the city. By offering negotiated agreements, mediation, collaborative family law, and other agreements, they can fit the unique needs of each client.

In brief, they believe in a collaborative approach, one that fosters facilitation and not conflicts. Their helpful FAQ will help you assess your needs and come to a more thorough answer as to the type of mediation services that may be the best fit.

Riverside Family Law

Riverside Family Law

Riverside Family Law is a full-service family law firm located in Saskatoon. They are equipped to tackle collaborative law, arbitration, mediation, agreements, wills, and covers general advice. It all comes down to each client’s needs and what their desired results from the process are.

They also provide legal coaching and advice to those who are seeking representation. After all, going through a process like this can seem entirely foreign, and a guiding, experienced hand is needed to navigate it successfully.

Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers

Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers

Being one of the largest cities in Canada, Vancouver is hope to a litany of mediation services. That said, Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers stands a cut above thanks to a wide array of beneficial mediation services.

They handle mediation and arbitration, adoption, probate and estates, even spousal and child support (with a helpful support calculator). Moreover, they have a simple philosophy: every family deserves a great beginning. Finding solutions and resolving conflicts is what they do best through these mediation services.

Spectrum Family Law

Spectrum Family Law

Located in Edmonton, Spectrum Family Law offers a plethora of divorce resolution options for clients across the city. That includes collaborative divorce, mediation services, litigation, arbitration, negotiations, and even parenting coordination.

Spectrum works to walk each client through the complexities of divorce and provide a better understanding of mediation. You will better understand how mediation can work best for you and achieve optimal results during separation.

Connect Family Law

Connect Family Law

Comparatively, of the family mediation companies in this list, Connect has possibly the most legal experience. With firms in Vancouver, Surrey, and Kelowna, Connect Family Law puts a focus on progressive family law. They believe that clients should have choices, the kind of options that get them the experience necessary to achieve their desired results.

In addition, Connect understands that each situation requires its own unique resolution. Some have more complicated legal questions, while others are dealing with issues that are more clear-cut. Whatever the case, their team has the knowledge and experience to assist in a satisfactory resolution.

Family Mediation Canada

Family Mediation Canada

Nearing the end of our list, we have Family Mediation Canada. To begin with, and what sets them apart is that they won several FAMMA Awards for their mediation services. Although they are technically a family mediation association, they can help you find a mediator, offer aboriginal community mediation, elder mediation, and child protection mediation, among other things.

With a long list of resources and tools available, divorcing parties can arm themselves with all the information that they need before even getting started. That makes FMC one of the more valuable assets out there.