Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Family Law Mediation Program

Northwest Territories

Type of service

Services offered
The Family Law Mediation program uses a roster of trained mediators to offer family law mediation services both in person and by teleconference. The program is free (up to 9 hours per case) for parents who need to resolve legal issues concerning how their children will be cared for. These are usually things like child support, where the children are going to live and visitation. Mediation provides an effective, less costly and less adversarial alternative to court in helping families resolve their disputes and begin moving forward with their lives.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Department of Justice

How to access this service
Individuals can access the program by calling a toll-free number (1-866-217-8923) and leaving a message providing their contact information. If the individuals meet the eligibility criteria, Court Services Division will then assign the file to a mediator who will contact the individuals directly to begin the mediation process.

Available throughout the Northwest Territories
[ Service(s) offered ]

The program is offered in English and interpreters are available if necessary

Brochures with information about the Family Law Mediation Program are available by contacting 867-873-7424, or email:

Information about the Program can also be found online at:


Free, up to 9 hours per file.

Governing legislation/legislative authority

Contact person(s)
Janet Sian
Toll Free: 1-866-217-8923

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