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Are you an active mediator, mediator-in-training or someone with a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution?

Consider joining us with a membership in the Alberta Family Mediation Society.

Membership Benefits

  • Professional Designations - General Membership (GM) in AFMS includes the opportunity to apply for designation as a Registered Family Mediator (RFM), a Practising Mediator (PM), or a Registered Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator (RPCA).
  • AFMS Website - In addition to information of interest to family mediators, the AFMS website provides the general public with comprehensive search facilities to locate specific mediators in their area. This directory is a list of all qualified mediators with a short biography on each RFM and PM.
  • Province-Wide Referrals - AFMS, through the Find A Mediator function on the AFMS website and the toll-free phone line (1-877-233-0143), provides province wide referrals of qualified mediators to the public.
  • Professional Code of Conduct - The AFMS supports the highest standards of practice for family mediators and as such has developed and provides its members with a Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Membership Certificates - All members receive a certificate of membership, which is suitable for framing.
  • Annual Conference - The annual conference is AFMS’ premiere event, featuring informed and innovative speakers discussing up-to-date developments in family mediation.

Membership Categories

A. General Member
Anyone interested in the field of mediation is welcome to join AFMS as a General Member.
To become a General Member, simply print and complete the Application Form and return it to our offices along with the required membership fee.

B. Practicing Mediator
All Practising Mediators (PMs) must meet A – D criteria Read more

C. Registered Family Mediator
Mediators with significant experience and training may qualify for Registered Mediator status in one or more of our 4 specialty areas:

Important information for Registered Family Mediators:
1) Workshop On Mediation Reports: Presentation Is Everything
2) Appendix: Complete Example, Incomplete Example 1, Incomplete Example 2

D. Registered Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator
The role of a Registered Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator (RPCA) is to facilitate communication and cooperation between parents for the purpose of effectively co-parenting their children. An RPCA’s role includes facilitation, education and consultation and involves meeting with the parents to establish cooperative parenting plans and to assist in dispute resolution using mediation skills. Read more

E. Student Membership
General Membership with AFMS is available to full-time students at a reduced fee.
To become a General Member as a student, simply print and complete the Application Form and return it to our offices along with the reduced membership fee. General Member Application Form for Students


Membership Renewals

Existing members wishing to renew their AFMS membership click here to renew your membership.