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appropriate, the court may make an Order to Mediation, in which
case the parties will be directed to the intake worker who will assist
with arrangements for mediation. The court will also set a subsequent
court date for the case.
d. Mediation is conducted either by a private mediator of the parties’
choice at their own expense, a Navigator roster mediator charging
fees on a sliding scale, a mediator provided by the Legal Services
Society, or by a Family Justice Counsellor using distance mediation.
The parties may be required to attend pre-mediation sessions
plus a minimum of two two-hour sessions with the mediator. The
mediator will complete a Mediator Summary Form and deliver it
to the Court Registry, and provide copies to the parties and the
e. At the next appearance date, the parties will advise the court of the
results of mediation, and the court will make the appropriate
orders and directions.
f. Unresolved issues will be addressed through the usual court
g. Parties are encouraged to seek legal advice at any point in the
3. The Navigator Workflow which outlines the process is attached as
4. The Navigator will be subject to an independent evaluation, which will
be provided to the court once completed.
History of Notice to the Profession and Public
• Original Notice to the Profession and Public dated June 1, 2016.
• Amended Notice to the Profession and Public dated October 21, 2016
(changes to wording for clarity and to refer to the evaluation that
will be provided to the court and extends the date of the notice to
August 1, 2017).
• Amended Notice to the Profession and Public dated November 8,
2017 (changes to wording for clarity and to title and purpose; adds
para. 1; and extends date of Navigator process until August 31, 2018).
Thomas J. Crabtree