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 free half-day workshop that helps make the transition through separation or divorce easier for both children and parents.  The goal of the program is to help decrease the friction between separating parents, so that children are not negatively impacted. The workshop focuses on the difficult issues that arise during and after separation or divorce.

Participants will learn about:

  • The legal process and legal issues, such as custody, access and child support;
  • Options to resolve family law disputes such as mediation, negotiation by lawyers or Court
  • How to deal with diffiAcult emotions;
  • How to communicate well with your children and ex-partner;
  • How to plan for your new situation.
The use of a parenting plan is promoted.

In certain situations, you may have to prove to the Court that you have taken the workshop before you can apply for court orders in your case. At the end of the workshop, participants will get a certificate to prove that they have attended.

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

In-person workshops are held in Yellowknife. The workshop is also offered monthly by webinar.
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The program is delivered in English. Interpretation can be arranged for French, Aboriginal and other languages.

Information about the Program can be found online at:


Governing legislation/legislative authority

Contact person(s)
Specialized Courts and Alternative Resolution Program Advisor
Court Services

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