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



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)


  • 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)


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, 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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