The meeting will be held online (ZOOM) on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern. The AGM will be followed by our annual conference, details to follow.
Sharon Crooks and Ken Markley will continue their series of free one-hour video podcasts to FMC Members this Saturday October 22 at 9:00AM PT/ 12:00PM ET.
The ongoing theme of this podcast series is Trauma Informed Practice for Family Mediators. Sharon and Ken are delighted to have the opportunity to interview acclaimed writer, educator and editor - Suzanne Methot. Questions from the viewers will be welcomed.
Suzanne is the author of the award-winning non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing (ECW Press, 2019), co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations. Suzanne has 30 years of experience creating and applying equity and anti-oppression frameworks, beginning as an adult literacy and skills training practitioner (since 1991) and then as an elementary classroom teacher specializing in social justice education (since 2007).
During this time, she worked in advocacy and direct-service positions at Indigenous-led organizations including the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, the Anishinabek Nation (Health and Environment Program), the YWCA Elm Centre (Winona’s Place), and West Neighbourhood House (The Meeting Place), serving community members healing from intergenerational trauma and reclaiming culture while marginalized by racism, poverty, homelessness, health status, addictions, mental-health challenges, crime, and victimization.
If you have not previously registered for these broadcasts, then please reply to this email to attend this event and to receive the YouTube link.
FMC has embarked on a mentorship program. We are now seeking experienced, advanced, certified mediators who will work part-time to act as mentors for FMC Certification candidates.
Recorded webinars are always available on our online teachable platform. Here are just a couple:
A Scholarly Review of Mediation Models with Dr. Desmond Ellis (1.5 hours)
There is great diversity in the field of family mediation today. The co-presence of a variety of family mediation models presents practicing family mediators with the choice of using one model - the one they were trained to use - or use contributions from more than one model. This webinar is designed to help practicing family mediators ground their choice in a comparison and evaluation of the following four influential models of mediation: INTEREST BASED, TRANSFORMATIVE, THERAPEUTIC, and INSIGHT. Dr. Ellis provides an overview of each of these models, focusing on the “Heart of each Model” and “Noteworthy Concerns of the Model”.
FMC Members and affiliates $89
Non-members $139 (no tax)
Preparing Mediation Reports with Rhoda I. Dobler, Q.C. (2 hours)
This webinar addresses the various approaches to writing mediation reports/memoranda. Many different styles have evolved, sometimes driven by the issues in dispute or even the professional background of the mediator. We seldom receive opportunities to review the numerous styles and approaches to report preparation. In this webinar many different approaches to mediation report writing will be discussed and shared to increase understanding and to further develop report writing skills. We will examine the components of a mediation report and identify some tips to effectively communicate agreements reached, as well as pitfalls to avoid in written reports.
FMC Members and affiliates $119
Non-members $159 (no tax)