Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Parenting After Separation / Divorce (Saskatchewan)
Type of service
Parent Education and Information
Family Justice Services offers a six-hour information session, “Parenting After Separation and Divorce”. The session provides information about family law topics like: the Child Support Guidelines, mediation and other dispute resolution options, the effects of separation and divorce on children and parents, and how to co-parent post-separation. For parents involved in a court case relating to children, attendance is mandatory. Anyone else may attend voluntarily.
Family Justice Services also offers a six-hour high conflict parent education session in Regina and Saskatoon, once per month in each location, most of the year. Parents must first attend the general parent education program.
The “Kids in the Middle” program is a more culturally sensitive version of the Parenting After Separation and Divorce program, and contains most of the same information. The information is available on CD-Rom. The CD is available to those who reside in isolated communities, or to those whose health or specific personal circumstances make it difficult to attend an in-person session.
Pilot or ongoing service
Ministry of Justice
How to access this service
Pre-registration is necessary (call 1-877-964-5501 and 1-888-218-2822 toll-free). Parties wanting a copy of the Kids in the Middle CD can also call either of these numbers.
Parties are often ordered to attend the High Conflict Parent Education program. Whether attending it voluntarily or because of a court order, parties must call either of the toll-free numbers above to register for a specific session.
Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, North Battleford, Moose Jaw, La Ronge, Meadow Lake, Weyburn, Estevan, and Swift Current.
[ Service(s) offered ]
English. Translated materials will be provided on request.
Information about the parent education program is available at:
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Parent education is governed by s. 44.1 of The Queen’s Bench Act, 1998 at: http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/details.cfm?p=807 and section 7.1 of The Queen’s Bench Regulations at: http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/English/Regulations/Regulations/Q1-01R1.pdf
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