Durham Region, ON
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Family Mediation and Resource Centre (FMRC)
FMR Centre can help you during your separation and after! At FMRC, we strongly believe that families should settle their disputes outside of Court and in the best interests of each family member. We are here to provide your family with the support it needs through this transition AND to help you keep your family matters where they belong: in the family!

Services:

Family Mediation: a voluntary process where parents attempt to resolve their disputes with the help of a neutral professional (the mediator). Through discussions and negotiations facilitated by a qualified mediator, the parents may reach a mutually agreeable resolution
Benefits of Mediation:
Focus is kept on the best interests of the children
You have the ability to customize the agreements to fit your family’s needs
You have control over the process and ability to directly affect the outcome
You have the opportunity to speak directly to the other person about issues of concern, in a neutral and safe environment
You have the opportunity to learn skills for better communication and cooperative problem solving
All discussions that occur during mediation will be kept confidential and cannot be used in a court proceeding
Less formal and less adversarial than litigation

Free Workshops:
Monthly Coparenting Workshop
Monthly Free Family Law Information Session
Monthly Support Group for Divorced Women with Children
*See website for more details

Our Mission is to:
- Provide low income families that are experiencing divorce, separation or other potentially difficult life transitions with free and therefore equal access to justice and conflict resolution alternatives.
- Establish a collaborative and ongoing link between low income families, dispute resolution professionals and community resources.
- Develop a culturally safe and inclusive environment and provide ongoing educational workshops aimed at promoting a greater understanding of family conflict, children’s best interests and alternatives to litigation.
- Empower low income families to amicably resolve disputes outside of Court and establish long-term coping skills.
610 Monarch Ave
Ajax, ON, L1S Map
877-297-3312 (Toll Free)
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (Free Services may be applicable, based on a sliding scale of income)
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
Contact us for a free consultation
Area Served: Durham Region
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This resource is listed under these topics

Separation and Divorce
Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Legal and Justice Resources
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Family, Marriage and Couple Therapists
Multicultural, ethno-specific
Females (Girls, Women)
Males (Boys, Teenagers, Men)
Justice Sector (including Law Enforcement, Justice and Corrections)
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Last modified May 18, 2017 10:25pm
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