Find an FDR Professional

If you are looking for a professional who works in the area of family law, we recommend you look for a Family Dispute Resolution Professional (FDRP). FDRPs are certified in the following areas: 

  • Family Mediator (FDRP Med) *Discontinued Dec 31, 2024
  • Family Arbitrator (FDRP Arb)
  • Parenting Coordinator (FDRP PC)
  • Family Separation Finances (FDRP Fin)
  • Family and Estate Valuation (FDRP Val)

We highly encourage members of the public to review our FDRP Certified Members.

FDRIO FDRP Certified Member (Family Dispute Resolution Professional) is trained to the highest standards, carries appropriate professional liability insurance, and is subject to our complaints policy.

What does this mean for you?

By working with an FDRP Certified Member you can ensure that their credentials and experience have been fully reviewed by subject matter experts, they have agreed to abide by FDRIO’s Standards of Practiceand you can submit any issues in conduct to FDRIO’s  Complaints Committee


Please do your own due diligence when choosing an FDR professional.

Who are FDRIO Members?

FDRIO sets standards for training and internship for family mediators, family arbitrators and parenting coordinators. Many of our members have earned our professional designations.

Our FDRP Med members benefit from its approval by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for court-connected family mediation. It is also the designation of choice for many family lawyers and mental health professionals seeking accreditation for private practice. 

Our FDRP Arb is Ontario’s leading family arbitration designation, attracting many professionals seeking to offer private family arbitration services.

Our FDRP PC members hold Canada’s only professional accreditation for parenting coordinators. 

Our FDRP Fin is a special certification for financial professionals who work in family law and hold a qualifying financial designation.

Our FDRP Val is a special certification for Chartered Business Valuators who work in family law including separation, divorce and estate work.

We have a large student membership— those in the process of earning their FDRP designations and seeking mentors, colleagues and opportunity. 

Our members also include many who just want to belong to FDRIO without seeking a certification. Our networking events include members from the financial industry, such as Certified Business Valuators, Divorce Coaches, Certified Financial Planners, and more.