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TFMS Mediator Raheena Dahya Recommends Her Favourite Mental Health Reads

Alex, administrative assistant of Toronto Family Mediation Services, interviewed TFMS roster mediator Raheena Dahya, the author of our Mediating With Your Mental Health In Mind Blog for Mental Health week. Alex: It’s mental health week!  You’re known for always being up to discuss mental health; and you author the Mediating With Your Mental Health in…

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Supervised Access Update From the Information & Referral Coordinator (IRC)

By Hayley MacPhail As the Information and Referral Coordinator we hear many stories of parents who have not been able to see their children due to the Covid-19 shutdown of supervised centres.  After a year of no parenting time with their children, parents, the majority of them fathers, fear their absence will have long-term detrimental…

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CBC Promotes Family Mediation!

Listening to the CBC’s recent program on family law (Ontario Morning, March 12), it became clear to me that separating parents do not always understand their dispute resolution options. Recent changes to the federal and provincial laws require all separating couples to consider trying out-of-court settlement, and many are doing just that. But it can…

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Negotiating During Your Mediation Series - Part 1

By Raheena Dahya, TFMS Roster Mediator This series is designed to provide you with some tips and activities to assist you in preparing for your family law mediation. Educate Yourself About the Law While quarantine measures are in place, you can reach out to the Information Referral Coordinator (IRC) by phone for the court hearing…

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Supervised access in the Greater Toronto Area: APCO is closed, now what?

by Matilda Kissi, Senior Family Law Clerk With the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all struggled to continue and keep up with some sense of normalcy in our lives.  This has been particularly difficult for those parents who were seeing their children in accordance with court orders that required in person supervision by a third-party agency,…

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Mediating With Your Mental Health In Mind - Part 5

By Raheena Dahya, TFMS Roster Mediator This series is designed to provide you with some tips and activities you can do to help manage your mental health while going through the family law process. Practice Shame Resilience Brene Brown’s developed a framework to create shame resilience. You can watch her Ted Talk, Listening to Shame,…

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Mediating With Your Mental Health In Mind Series - Part 4

By Raheena Dahya, TFMS Roster Mediator This series is designed to provide you with some tips and activities you can do to help manage your mental health while going through the family law process. Reconnect to a Disconnection… Johann Hari’s book Lost Connections highlights different types of disconnection that may contribute to one’s experience of…

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Mediating With Your Mental Health In Mind Series - Part 3

By Raheena Dahya, TFMS Roster Mediator This series is designed to provide you with some tips and activities you can do to help manage your mental health while going through the family law process. Contact a Professional You can find a variety of professionals in your area here. Get Some Exercise  If you are able…

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Mediating With Your Mental Health In Mind Series - Part 2

By Raheena Dahya, TFMS Roster Mediator This series is designed to provide you with some tips and activities you can do to help manage your mental health while going through the family law process. Call a Distress Line There are multiple distress lines through which you can speak with either a professional or peer-counselor. Sometimes…

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Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)

You can learn much more about available services, mediation, court process, separation, divorce and the law by visiting us at one of our Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)

416-977-0718

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311 Jarvis Street Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2C4(Between Gerrard and Dundas)

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47 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M2N 5X5Main Floor (Just east of Yonge, south side of Sheppard)

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