Free Community Information Programs

You can attend a free information program about separation and divorce at two locations:


2020 MIP Schedule – mediate393 & mediate311

361 University Avenue, Room 167 5:45 – 8:00 PM View Program Schedule (PDF)




2020 MIP Schedule – mediate47*

47 Sheppard Avenue East, Main Floor 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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* To attend the MIP at 47, reservations must be made by calling 416-250-6161 as seating is limited

Mandatory Information Program

This program is mandatory for anyone starting or responding to a court action and is known as the MIP (Mandatory Information Program). But it is free and available to everyone. The session is presented, whenever possible, by a lawyer and a mental health professional. The presenters provide an overview of the process of separation and divorce including:

  • Effects of a relationship breakdown on adults
  • Effects of a relationship breakdown on children
  • Legal issues
  • Options for dispute resolution
  • Understanding the court process
  • Benefits of mediation and other collaborative processes

If you are required to attend because you are an Applicant or Respondent in a court case, your date will be assigned to you.


To register to attend or to reschedule your assigned date call 416-326-6214 to register to attend the MIP at 361 University Ave. For information about registering for the MIP at 47 Sheppard, click here. Clients that have registered through 47 Sheppard, may attend the MIP online. IMPORTANT NOTE: MIP PRESENTERS DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. NOTHING IN THE MIP PRESENTATION CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE.

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)


393 University Avenue, Suite 900 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6

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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 5X5

Main Floor (Just east of Yonge, south side of Sheppard)

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We are offering information and mediation services to
our family law clients during this time. Please note:

Information & Referral Coordinators (IRCs) are available by telephone to serve you every day from 9-5. You can reach an IRC by sending an email to one of these addresses:

If you already have a court case:

47 Sheppard Ave   |   [email protected]

311 Jarvis St   |    [email protected]

393 University   |    [email protected]

If you do not have a court case, write to [email protected] or call 416-593-5393.


We will continue to offer free online mediation for anyone who is attending court during this time, in appropriate cases.

If you have a motion, conference or trial, you can ask the judge to refer your matter to mediation, or you can ask us directly for free onsite mediation at any time before or on your court date. If you cannot attend onsite mediation on the scheduled court date we can schedule it for another day, as long as both parties consent and we feel that it is an appropriate case for onsite (2-3 hours) mediation.

Please submit your intake form (found here on the website) and we will be in touch with you.


We also continue to offer subsidized online mediation services for anyone whether they have a court case or not, in appropriate cases. Please submit your intake form (found here on the website) and we will be in touch with you.

Those with matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (47 Sheppard Ave. and 311 Jarvis St. courts) may attend the Legal Aid Ontario online MIP here. Please follow directions provided, or contact the IRC for help.

Those with matters in the Superior Court of Justice (393 University Ave.) will have their MIPs rescheduled.

NEW: Live video Mandatory Information Programs (MIP) twice  biweekly during the day, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm using webinar technology. The judges in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice will accept certificates from attendance at these MIP sessions. Please contact the IRC for more information at:

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

 Clients can register by emailing the IRC,  calling 416-593-5393 or on our website.

The MIP online in French can be found here.

French-language and ASL in-person MIP services can be arranged directly with the IRC.

Anyone with questions about the MIP may contact the IRC for assistance. We welcome your suggestions and feedback as we navigate these difficult times together.

Thank you.

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