Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Family Conciliation (Manitoba)

Province/Territory
Manitoba

Type of service
Mediation

Services offered
This is a professionally staffed counselling agency that helps resolve custody and access issues out of court. Services offered by Family Conciliation include mediation, conciliatory counselling, a parent information program, a children's program, and general information and referrals.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Family Conciliation, Manitoba Department of Families

How to access this service
You can apply for mediation services directly, or the court, your lawyer, or another agency can refer you. You must take the For the Sake of the Children parent information program before you can go to mediation.

Location(s)
Family Conciliation is available throughout Manitoba. There are offices in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas and Flin Flon. Please refer to the following website for an up to date list of program locations:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/family_conciliation.html
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English and French

Publications/information
Please refer to the following Web site for additional mediation information and publications:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/mediation.html

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Part IX of The Court of Queen's Bench Act, C.C.S.M. c. C280.
Part III of The Provincial Court Act, C.C.S.M. c. C275

Contact person(s)
Ron Bewski, Area Director and Operations Lead
Family Conciliation
2nd floor - 379 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T9
Telephone: 204-945-7236
Fax: 204-948-2142
Toll free: 1-800-282-8069 (Ext. 7236) in Manitoba

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