Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Parenting After Separation And Divorce (Northwest Territories)

Northwest Territories

Type of service
Parent Education and Information

Services offered
The Parenting After Separation Program is a half day workshop that helps make the transition through separation or divorce easier for both children and parents. The workshop focuses on the difficult issues that arise during and after separation or divorce.
Participants will learn about:

  • The changing family;
  • Dealing with separation and loss;
  • Methods of effective communication;
  • Legal issues such as custody, access and child support; and
  • How to plan for their new situation.
The goal of the program is to help decrease the friction between separating parents, so that children are not negatively impacted.

In accordance with a Supreme Court practice direction, the program is mandatory in most situations for parents in Yellowknife who want to commence a family law proceeding. Before people can file documents in the court registry to initiate the court process, they must provide a certificate to prove that he/she attended the course.

Pilot or ongoing service

Department responsible
Department of Justice

How to access this service
To register for workshops, contact the program facilitator directly at 1-877-776-2838 (toll free), 1-867-873-2473 (for clients who reside in Yellowknife) or

Yellowknife, Behchoko, Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and Norman Wells
[ Service(s) offered ]

The program is offered in English and interpreters may be available if necessary.

Information about the Program can be found online at:


Governing legislation/legislative authority

Contact person(s)
Manager, Programs and Planning
Court Services
(867) 873-7424

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