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Free in-court (on-site) mediation

Mediation is free for anyone in court for a:

  • motion
  • conference
  • pre-trial
  • trial
  • Dispute Resolution Officer meeting

Mediation is voluntary. You do not need to be referred by the judge. A judge cannot order you to mediate, but they may order you to attend a confidential intake meeting if you are attending a conference. You will not be forced to mediate if you do not want to do so, or if the mediator decides that your case is not suitable for mediation.

You do not need a lawyer to mediate. If you have a lawyer they can come with you to the mediation.

On the day of your court hearing, visit the Family Law Information Centre and speak with the Information and Referral Coordinator. They will give you information about mediation, and will also try to help you get legal advice, support if you are in an abusive relationship, and other resources.

The mediator will meet privately with each of you to assess if mediation is appropriate for you.

On-site mediation will take 2-3 hours. You may have to wait for the mediator to be available.

If the mediator cannot see you on the day of your court hearing, you can make an appointment to come back for a free mediation another day.

View On-Site Intake Form

On-site service is excellent… Able to make decisions more quickly than through the court

Less intimidating, more impartial, free!

Thank you! Your mediation service was greatly appreciated. Great job

Thank you so much for all you have done. This is the way it should be versus going to court

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

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

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416-326-1694

311 Jarvis Street Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2C4

(Between Gerrard and Dundas)

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416-250-6161

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.

FREE ON-SITE MEDIATION:

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.

6 HOURS OF SUBSIDIZED MEDIATION WITH FREE INTAKES:

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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