Get your tickets to the 4th Annual FDRIO Conference and Parenting Coordination Institute
November 19, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
FDR Through the Lens of Change
Registration Now Open
Take part in an innovative learning and networking opportunity at our 4th annual Conference and Inaugural PC Institute.

Click here for Conference Brochure and here for PC Institute flyer.

Key features of the Conference:

  • Interactive financial workshops featuring eight skilled CBV’s navigating a host of complex family law issues including
  • Tips and Traps in reviewing Form 13.1s
  • Complex Business Valuation issues
  • Complicated Income issues
  • When to use (or not use) joint retainers
  • The emerging frontier of FDR in domestic violence cases and how we can help parties move forward
  • Interactive workshop on how to recognize, expose and disrupt implicit bias
  • Expert panel examining cross cultural challenges and opportunities in FDR
  • How FDR professionals can help the unrepresented
Keynote Presentations

Aruna Papp
Canadian Delegate at the 57th Session of the United Nations and survivor of the “Culture of Honour” will share her experiences with honour-based violence. Hear about this still-pervasive reality and learn how you can identify and manage such cases with cultural awareness and competence.

Marisha Roman
Descendant of Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation and a member of the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB) will share her perspectives on what it means to provide culturally relevant and safe conflict resolution services to Indigenous families.
November 20, 2018
The Law Society of Ontario, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON


Inaugural Parenting Coordination Institute


Registration Now Open - Seating is Limited!


Presented by: FDRIO and the London Family Court Clinic 

Organizing committee: Marianne CuhachiLiz Fabiano, Elizabeth Hyde, Dan Ashbourne, Barbara Jo Fidler, Laura Bradford and Hilary Linton

Keynote presentation from Dr. Barbara Jo Fidler: lessons  learned from years of practice

Keynote presentation from Marianne Cuhaci: common procedural and ethical challenges in PC.

Dr. Dan Ashbourne and Kim Harris from the London Family Court Clinic present PC within a community of practice framework.

Learn about the many supports for PCs in practice including HCF networks, AFCC and AFCCO, the NWFF initiatives, and the range of options that families may encounter when P-C is discussed or considered.

Join moderator Elizabeth Hyde and panel members Linda Popielarczyk, Seema Jain and Shely Polak for a discussion exploring how PC practice in Ontario has evolved for FDR professionals.

Join Arlene H. Henry, QC (British Columbia) and other Canadian presenters for an interactive panel reviewing how PC practice has evolved differently in each jurisdiction



Early Bird Pricing available until
October 1st


Get your tickets for the Conference and PC Institute here.
The FDRIO Conference has been accredited for 7 hours and 30 minutes of Professionalism Content.
FDRweek Public Events
Our 2018 Conference and FDRWeek plans are well underway. Volunteers are needed! We are planning the public and professional events for this annual week of celebrating and learning more about all forms of FDR.

If you want to volunteer, organize an event or be an event sponsor, let us know!

Contact Sam Myles or Marie Nickle for more information.


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