AFMS is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2021 AAMS ADR & CR Day Online Conference
Posted on: September 23rd, 2021

Join us for the 2021 AAMS ADR & CR Day Conference October 20 and 21, 2021 The AAMS 2021 National ADR Conference and CR Day event is catered to all comers who work, take interest in, or would like information about Alternative Dispute Resolution across Canada. For ADR practitioners and the public alike, we are […]

Change to requirement for Statutory Declarations
Posted on: May 14th, 2021

The AFMS Board of Directors, in response to inquiries from the membership, voted to change the annual requirement for Statutory Declarations for renewals of Practising Mediators (PM), Registered Family Mediators (RFM), and Registered Parenting Coordinators and Arbitrators (RPCA). The Board acknowledges that this can be an onerous task to complete in a timely manner on […]

Family Mediation Roster position
Posted on: May 14th, 2021

Family Mediation Program Services is accepting applications for their Family Mediation Roster until July 22, 2021. Please feel free to share with colleagues who may be interested in applying. APC Opportunity: AB-2021-02818 Posted Successfully Opportunity: Family Mediation Program Services Reference Number: AB-2021-02818 Solicitation Number: 22-128-RCAS-FMPS-01 Link to APC:

The Divorce Act 2021 Understood
Posted on: March 11th, 2021

2021 Divorce Act summary

The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Posted on: March 11th, 2021

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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training 2021
Posted on: December 7th, 2020

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training  Evening Online Workshops – 6pm to 10pm Mountain Standard Time 4 hours each Tuesday, Thursday evening session  March 23, 25, 30, 2021 April 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 2021  $1500 for AFMS Members $1700 for non-members (no GST) Full brochure and registration here – print, complete and return to […]

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Online
Posted on: November 2nd, 2020

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Evening Online Workshops with Dr. Michael Saini 4 hours each session for 10 sessions November 17, 19, 24, 26, 2020 December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2020 (6pm to 10pm Mountain Standard Time) AFMS Members $1500 Non-Members $1700 Minimum of 10 registrants required   Overview  In the last two decades, […]

Posted on: October 25th, 2020

Alberta Family Mediation Society [AFMS] is an organization that supports understanding between individuals in conflict and holds the dignity of every person in the highest regard.  All persons regardless of colour, race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or financial circumstances deserve equal opportunities and fair treatment as guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of […]

Keynote Speaker at Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6pm
Posted on: October 21st, 2020

The AGM is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.  Contact us to join or if you haven’t been sent the invitation. Dr. Darren Lund will be opening the AGM with his keynote remarks: “Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in our Work” Dr. Darren E. Lund University of Calgary   Summary: Most […]

Did you know? AFMS has the only Voice of the Child Guidelines in Canada!
Posted on: September 17th, 2020

AFMS’ Child Consultant and and their Registered Family Mediator – Child Inclusive Specialty designations ( are leading the way in this field. Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham have taken their training online – check it out here: They’ve recently published a paper in the FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 58 No. 3, July 2020 760–773 […]