News & Happenings

Family Mediation Canada News & Happenings 

 February 2017

Welcome to the FMC News & Happenings publication. New's and Happenings let you know about news & events across the country (listed by province) and abroad. Advertising in FMC’s News & Happenings is open to FMC members and Affiliates of FMC only.

 News

  • FMC’s 2016 / 2017 Board of Directors:

Name

Position

Province

Lia Versaevel

President

British Columbia

Tamara Bodnaruk-Wide

President Elect / Treasurer

Ontario

Tom Dart

Past President

Ontario

Mary Damianakis

Member at Large

Quebec

Gerry Schoel

Member at Large

Quebec

Brenda Arseneault

Director

Alberta

Kathleen Bellamano

Director

British Columbia

Betty Ife

Director

British Columbia

Eleanor Moore

Director

Manitoba

Judy McCann-Beranger

Director

Newfoundland and Labrador

Keith Wallis

Director

Nova Scotia

Julie Gill

Director

Ontario

Frank Bulger

Director

Prince Edward Island

  • *Call for Webinar Presenters: Are you an expert? FMC is looking for presenters on a variety of topics to lead webinars which will be offered to our members. If you are interested, please contact fmc@fmc.ca and advise the topic you are interested in presenting. Your topic will be presented to the Education and Professional Development committee for consideration. We are excited to hear from you and can’t wait to hear your ideas!
  • Interested in becoming FMC Certified?

Family Mediation Canada has three National Certification designations available:

For information to become a Family Relations Mediator (FMC Cert. FRM) or Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC Cert. CFM) please visit: http://www.fmc.ca/certification

For information to become a Certified Elder Mediator (FMC Cert. EM) please visit: http://www.fmc.ca/elder-mediation 

  • Interested in becoming an FMC Member?

Please visit our website: http://www.fmc.ca/membership

  • ATTENTION FMC MEMBERS! Reduce your Membership fee with FMC’s Referral Program! 

Help FMC grow and we’ll save you money! Refer new members and save on your membership renewal fee. Simply ask your referrer to indicate on their membership application that they were referred by you.

  • Recruit 1 new member and receive a $25 discount on your next membership renewal fee.
  • Recruit 5 new members and receive a FREE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL.

(annual certification maintenance fees not included)

 

  • *Call for FMC Board of Directors: 

Family Mediation Canada is seeking board members from New Brunswick, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors.  If you are someone with energy, time, and a willingness to help FMC in its efforts to provide support and services for family mediators across the country, please submit your name and CV to fmc@fmc.ca for consideration.  Candidates must be members in good standing and have been practicing mediators for 5 years.

 

  • Welcome to our newest FMC Members! We extend a warm welcome to the following people who have recently joined FMC:

Jodi

Armstrong

ON

Lisa

Arora

BC

Ferne

Ashford

NB

Gabrielle

Azran

QC

Marie-Claire

Chartrand

NS

Angela

Chong

BC

Pete

Desrochers

AB

Emily

Drzymala

AB

Tannis

Dyrland

AB

Zeina

El-Sayed

AB

Laurene Vanden

Elzen

AB

Margaret Lea

Gardin

AB

Kathryn

Gregory

PE

Jennifer G.

Hubbard

BC

Andrea

MacNevin

NS

Sandra

McCulloch

BC

Angela

Mercier

NS

Jo-Anne

Moore

NB

Colleen

Mudry

BC

Donna

Rintoul

BC

Julie

Simard

ON

Aga E.

Smies

NL

Nicole

Smith

NB

Lynn

Torok

BC

Monique

Veillette

NB

Monica

Watson

BC

 

 

  • Congratulations to the following members who recently completed the certification process as a Family Relations Mediator:

Angela Chong

BC

Donna Rintoul

BC

Patrice Lynn Torok

BC

Monica Watson

BC

 

  • Congratulations to the following members who recently completed the certification process as a Comprehensive Family Mediator:

Lisa Arora

BC

Maha Elias

BC

Jenn Errico

BC

 

  • Congratulations to the following member who recently completed the certification process as a Certified Elder Mediator:

Debra Rodrigues

ON

 

Happenings

Alberta

ADR Institute of Alberta National Introductory Mediation Date(s): February 23rd – March 11th, 2017 Location: Edmonton, AB https://adralberta.com/event-2308696

 

AFCC Alberta

2017 Conference Date(s): March 16th – 17th, 2017 Location: Calgary, AB http://www.afccalberta.org/2017-Conference.html

 

British Columbia

British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute

Symposium

Date(s): June 12th – 13th, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC

http://www.bcami.com/BCAMI/Home/BCAMI/Symposium_2017.aspx

Mediate BC Education & Training

Date(s): Various

Location: BC

http://www.mediatebc.com/Education---Training.aspx

 

Manitoba

ADR Institute of Manitoba

ADR Responses to Geopolitical Turmoil

Date(s): February 2nd, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm Central Time

Location: Winnipeg, MB

http://www.adrmanitoba.ca/

Family Mediation Manitoba Networking Event

Menno Simons College, 520 Portage Avenue

Date(s): Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30pm Central Time

Location: Winnipeg, MB

http://www.familymediationmanitoba.com/

Ontario

AFCC Ontario

Child Focused Parenting Plans

Date(s): March 3rd, 2017

Location: Windsor, ON

http://afccontario.ca/events/transitioning-families-into-tomorrow/

ADR Institute of Ontario

Special Interest Section Meeting: Family Section

Date(s): March 7th, 2017

Location: Toronto, ON

https://mbr.adric.ca/ADRIO/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=ADRIOFAM2

Ontario Collaborative Law Federation

Training and Seminar Events

Date(s): Various 

Location: ON  

http://www.oclf.ca/OCLF-Trainings-Events.htm  

ADR Institute of Ontario

AGM Save the Date!

Date(s): June 8th, 2017 

Location: Toronto, ON

http://www.adrontario.ca/ 

Online

Family Mediation Canada

Mediating Shared Parenting Plans two-part Webinar

Date(s): February 20th and February 27th, 2017

Location: ONLINE

Please see the attached announcement and registration form for further details. 

Quebec

Association de Médiation familiale du Québec

Annual Symposium

Date(s): October 19th – 20th, 2017

Location: Montreal, QC

http://www.mediationquebec.ca/fr/colloque-annuel

United States

AFCC 

54th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Date(s): May 31st – June 3rd, 2017
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

http://www.afccnet.org/

Disclaimer: FMC does NOT endorse any events or organization. It is the responsibility of the individual to assess the quality of the events listed above or the credentials of the instructors.