What’s New

FDRIO & OAFM Collaboration

As a follow-up to our initial announcement, FDRIO and OAFM are pleased to confirm how we are collaborating to promote and strengthen family dispute resolution in Ontario. We will be actively partnering on:

• Public Awareness and Education
• Family Dispute Resolution Initiatives and Advocacy
• Professional Development and Events
• Distinct certification opportunities
• Resource Sharing

The first step in our collaboration will end the confusion and division in certifying family mediators in Ontario. Effective September 1, 2023, FDRIO will no longer certify new FDRP Med Certified Specialists in Family Mediation. As of September 1, 2023, OAFM will continue to be the largest accreditor of Family Mediators in Ontario. FDRIO will continue to focus on being the only accreditor of Parenting Coordinators and Family Arbitrators in Ontario while growing other areas of Family Dispute Resolution.

Please see our FAQ’s and READ MORE for details on how this affects you Or we welcome you to contact

Sienna Jae Taylor, Operations Manager, FDRIO – info@fdrio.ca
Mary-Anne Popescu, Executive Director, OAFM – director@oafm.on.ca