Our Mandate

FMRC is an inclusive, diversity-minded non-governmental organization whose mandate is to:

  1. Provide  families who are experiencing divorce, separation or other potentially difficult life transitions with access to family mediation and legal information in their community;
  2. Establish a collaborative and ongoing link between families, dispute resolution professionals and community resources;
  3. Develop a culturally safe and inclusive environment and provide ongoing educational workshops aimed at promoting a greater understanding of family conflict, children’s best interests and alternatives to litigation; and,
  4. Empower families to amicably resolve disputes outside of court and establish long-term coping skills.

    Our Strategic Goals (2017 – 2019)

  • Improve access to Family Dispute Resolution/Family Mediation and expand its reach, especially, to vulnerable groups and members of the public who would not / cannot access the court system;
  • Empower families to resolve their family matters outside of court;
  • Improve relationship quality and reduce risk of domestic violence;
  • Educate and support families through their conflicts;
  • Reduce litigation and increase compliance with parental and financial responsibilities;
  • Provide access that is culturally and linguistically appropriate;
  • Grow existing/Develop new programs, services, workshops, activities and newsletter to raise awareness and educate communities about family dispute resolution processes;
  • Link clients with appropriate community resources and networks;
  • Serve as a referral source to local services;
  • Reduce the stigma associated with divorce; and,
  • Identify and implement the required organizational structure and culture to achieve FMRC’s strategic priorities and mission.