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)


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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