Colette Fortin: Mediator at our Waterloo/Wellington Office


Collete Fortin - Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Colette Fortin

   Acc.FM, CDFA, B.Ed, Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP)

Mediator/Negotiator, Franchise Owner


Colette Fortin works out of the Waterloo/Wellington office (an independently owned franchise).

Colette is considered one of the leading mediators/divorce coaches in Southern Ontario. She is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and a member of both the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) as well as the ADR Institute of Ontario. Colette brings over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to the Waterloo/Wellington office and has successfully facilitated the mediation process for hundreds of divorcing couples. She has become the region's go-to spokesperson on separation and divorce mediation and is a frequent guest and speaker for local media. 

Divorce happens to good people. It means a change in your family relationships, but it doesn't have to destroy them. I am committed to bringing a family-centered approach to the difficult issues of separation and divorce. Why litigate when you can mediate a fair settlement? Canada's traditional system has failed families and children. Our courts are backlogged and people need a process that can allow them to move forward with dignity and optimism for the future.

As Owner and Senior Mediator/Negotiator of Fairway Divorce Waterloo/Wellington, Colette is a very experienced divorce coach in both conflict resolution and communication. Leading the team serving Southwestern Ontario, she has personally burned through the fire of divorce and knows first hand how difficult a transition it can be. In her teaching profession, Colette has personally witnessed how disruptive forces of divorce can leave children confused and uncertain about their future. She understands the fears couples have when facing the difficult decisions surrounding their divorce. To these challenges, Colette brings great empathy skills, compassion and understanding of the dynamics of human relationships as well as the mediation skills to keep focused on the future.

Helping couples rebuild communication post-separation is a unique area of specialization that Colette offers. She provides communication coaching to all her clients, helping them build skills for thriving in the new relationship structure. Colette is able to help clients make sense of the complex issues of divorce – financial as well as emotional – so they are empowered to make good decisions about their future. Recognizing the toll that a traditional divorce process can have on relationships (with each other as well as with their children) and the associated drain of assets, she has worked with hundreds of couples to achieve their best outcome possible.

Colette has been a frequent guest on 570/Ask the Expert, as well as several talk shows in the Region such as Rogers Talk Local and 570 Talk radio. She has also been featured in local newspapers and The Grand Magazine. Colette frequently speaks at support groups, trade shows as well as business groups about communication and the impact of divorce on the family and in the workplace.

Collete Fortin - Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Colette Fortin

Acc.FM, CDFA, B.Ed, Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP)

Mediator/Negotiator, Franchise Owner


Colette Fortin works out of the Waterloo/Wellington office (an independently owned franchise).

Colette is considered one of the leading mediators/divorce coaches in Southern Ontario. She is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and a member of both the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) as well as the ADR Institute of Ontario. Colette brings over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to the Waterloo/Wellington office and has successfully facilitated the mediation process for hundreds of divorcing couples. She has become the region's go-to spokesperson on separation and divorce mediation and is a frequent guest and speaker for local media. 

Divorce happens to good people. It means a change in your family relationships, but it doesn't have to destroy them. I am committed to bringing a family-centered approach to the difficult issues of separation and divorce. Why litigate when you can mediate a fair settlement? Canada's traditional system has failed families and children. Our courts are backlogged and people need a process that can allow them to move forward with dignity and optimism for the future.

As Owner and Senior Mediator/Negotiator of Fairway Divorce Waterloo/Wellington, Colette is a very experienced divorce coach in both conflict resolution and communication. Leading the team serving Southwestern Ontario, she has personally burned through the fire of divorce and knows first hand how difficult a transition it can be. In her teaching profession, Colette has personally witnessed how disruptive forces of divorce can leave children confused and uncertain about their future. She understands the fears couples have when facing the difficult decisions surrounding their divorce. To these challenges, Colette brings great empathy skills, compassion and understanding of the dynamics of human relationships as well as the mediation skills to keep focused on the future.

Helping couples rebuild communication post-separation is a unique area of specialization that Colette offers. She provides communication coaching to all her clients, helping them build skills for thriving in the new relationship structure. Colette is able to help clients make sense of the complex issues of divorce – financial as well as emotional – so they are empowered to make good decisions about their future. Recognizing the toll that a traditional divorce process can have on relationships (with each other as well as with their children) and the associated drain of assets, she has worked with hundreds of couples to achieve their best outcome possible.

Colette has been a frequent guest on 570/Ask the Expert, as well as several talk shows in the Region such as Rogers Talk Local and 570 Talk radio. She has also been featured in local newspapers and The Grand Magazine. Colette frequently speaks at support groups, trade shows as well as business groups about communication and the impact of divorce on the family and in the workplace.


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If you would like to speak to one of our professionals right now, please phone the number below:

1-866-755-3247

Please note our hours of operation are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

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