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The Divorce Act Changes Explained
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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training 2021
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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training  AFMS has partnered with Family Mediation Canada to provide the Basic Mediation course asynchronously. Sign up anytime and work at your own pace.  $1500 for FMC/AFMS Members $1700 for non-members (no GST) All the info is here: https://www.fmc.ca/event/40-hour-basic-mediation-training-online/

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Online
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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, […]

ANTI-RACISM AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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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
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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!
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AFMS’ Child Consultant and and their Registered Family Mediator – Child Inclusive Specialty designations (https://afms.ca/resources/child-consultant/https://afms.ca/resources/child-consultant/) are leading the way in this field. Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham have taken their training online – check it out here: https://iccfl.training/training-calendar/ They’ve recently published a paper in the FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 58 No. 3, July 2020 760–773 […]

AFMS Annual General Meeting 2020
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NOTICE of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and CALL for NOMINATIONS for DIRECTORS for the BOARD of 2020/21 The Alberta family Mediation Society will hold the Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6pm. All AFMS members are encouraged to attend.  The new Board of Directors will be voted upon at the AGM.  […]

COVID-19 Announcement
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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Family Mediation Society and in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic: AFMS encourages you to implement and maintain best health practices, including frequent handwashing, avoiding contact with others, and maintaining appropriate distance between yourself and those around you. We encourage you to talk with your […]

Training: Basic Mediation – Edmonton – April 2020
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CANCELLED Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this training has been cancelled. April 20-24, 2020 in Edmonton COURSE OVERVIEW This (5-day) 35-hour course will cover the basics of interest-based mediation. We’ll start with understanding what conflict is, its impacts, and the different resolution processes available. We’ll explore basic self-awareness and our own contributions to conflicts […]

POSTPONED Training: Basic Mediation – Calgary – October 2020
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AFMS regrets having to postpone this in-person training. We are working on delivery of an online course. Stay tuned! October 19-23, 2020 in Calgary COURSE OVERVIEW This (5-day) 35-hour course will cover the basics of interest-based mediation. We’ll start with understanding what conflict is, its impacts, and the different resolution processes available. We’ll explore basic […]