Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Mediation Services (Prince Edward Island)

Province/Territory
Prince Edward Island

Type of service
Mediation

Services offered
One Mediator (80%) position is staffed within the Family Court Counsellors’ Office. The Mediator provides a professional child focussed family mediation/parent planning service respecting custody, access and child support issues between parties, as an alternative to proceeding to Court. The mediation takes an average of four to six sessions of two hours to a maximum of twelve hours. Successful mediations produce a parenting plan agreed to by the parties

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Family Law Section, Family Court Counsellors’ Office.

How to access this service
Participation in mediation is voluntary and it is required that both parties must individually consent to participate. Applicants will be screened to determine if the case is appropriate for mediation. Those interested in mediation may contact the Mediator’s Office directly, or parties may be referred by community or governmental agencies, a lawyer or by the Court.

Location(s)
Mediation services are located at the Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre in Charlottetown. For referrals contact (902) 368-6655 or (902) 368-6928.

Child Focussed Family Mediation services are provided at the Family Law Centre, Charlottetown; the Family Court Counsellors’ Office, Kensington; and the Access PEI sites in Summerside, Montague and O’Leary.
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English. Document translation services are provided, as required.

Publications/information
Government of PEI Web site - Family Court Counsellors' Office
Family Court Counsellors' Office information brochure available, in English and French, through contact person below.

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Law Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. F-2.1

Contact person(s)
Randall Oftedahl
Coordinator, Family Court Counsellors’ Office
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Ph: (902) 368- 6057
Fax: (902) 368-6934
Email: Darrell Gallant
Mediator, Family Court Counsellors’ Office
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Ph: (902) 368-6655
Fax: (902) 368-6934
Email:

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