The goal of this specialization is to provide quality education and training in mediation within a family context that may be applied towards the minimum requirements of Family Mediation Canada for Certification as a Family Relations Mediator. This specialization is a joint offering from two divisions of JIBC: the Centre for Conflict Resolution and Corrections and Court Services Division (CCSD). All CCSD courses are delivered online and must be registered for directly through JIBC.

Required Courses

In-Person:

Online:

Required online courses are offered through JIBC. To register contact JIBC directly.

  • Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators (CRES-1298) (Online, 2 days – 14 hours over 5 weeks)
  • Introduction to Family Justice Services in Canada (FAMJ-1001) (Online)

OR

  • Introduction to Family Justice Services in British Columbia (FAMJ-1000) (Online, 3 days)
  • Family Violence: Impact on Separation and Divorce (FAMJ-1002) (Online, 3 days)
  • Effects of Separation and Divorce on Adults (FAMJ-1005) (Online, 3 days)
  • Effects of Separation and Divorce on Children (FAMJ-1006) (Online, 3 days)
  • Mediated Agreements and Related Court Orders (FAMJ-1008) (Online, 1 day)
  • Multicultural Issues in Family Justice (FAMJ-1012) (Online, 1 day)
  • Child Support Guidelines (FAMJ-1009) (Online, 3 days)

Electives

Choose five days from the following courses. The following electives are offered at the University of Calgary:

Additional electives are offered at JIBC campuses in BC.

Assessment

  • Assessment, Family Mediation, CRES-1570 (mail-in option or scheduled on-site option at JIBC New Westminster campus)

Register with JIBC for your assessment.

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