Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Parenting After Separation Course (PAS)


Type of service
Parent Education and Information

Services offered
Parenting After Separation (PAS) is a six hour seminar offering information to parents about the separation and divorce process, the effects of separation and divorce on children, techniques for communication when parenting apart and legal information that affects parents and children. PAS is available for all Albertans either in person or online. PAS teaches parents the importance of working together to meet children’s health, social, educational and emotional needs. The program encourages parents to attend mediation and to consider other dispute resolution options. A certificate of completion is provided to participants.

Course topics include:

  • Orientation to the Legal System
  • Relationship Building
  • Promoting Children’s Coping and Resilience
  • Developing a Parenting Plan

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Resolution and Court Administration Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

How to access this service
You may contact the program yourself, your lawyer, a mediator, or the Court can refer you. Participation is mandatory:

  • in Court of Queen’s Bench family law matters under Practice Note 1 or when directed by a Court of Queen’s Bench Justice
  • in Provincial Court family law matters when ordered by a Judge

For locations and contact information go to:

Parenting After Separation (PAS) course

To register for the online course go to:

To register for the in-person course (Edmonton and Calgary only) go to:
Parenting After Separation (PAS) course

[ Service(s) offered ]

English Sessions; English and French Participant Manual

Resolution Services- Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict Parent's Guide

No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
The Court of Queen’s Bench Family Law Practice Note 1

The Family Law Act

Contact person(s)
Resolution and Court Administration Services:

Resolution & Court Administration Services Contact centre 1-855-738-4747

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