Parenting After Separation workshops

Living apart can have a serious effect on you and your children. Attending a free half-day Parenting After Separation workshop can help make the transition through separation or divorce easier for both parents and children by focusing on the changing family. 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;
  • The impact of separation on you and your children;
  • How to communicate well with your children and ex-partner;
  • How to manage high-conflict situations;
  • The benefits of developing a parenting plan;
  • How to plan for your new situation; and
  • Introducing a new partner.

The workshop also provides resources to support you and your children and is open to any adult who wants to learn more about parenting after separation or divorce.

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.

The workshop does not provide lawyers or legal services. If you are involved in a family law matter you may wish to seek legal advice.

NorthWays Consulting facilitates all workshops on behalf of the GNWT.

Upcoming Workshop Offerings

Workshops run from 9 AM to 1PM. To register for workshops call 1-877-776-2838 (873-2473 in Yellowknife) or email

Date Community
Friday, April 13, 2018 Yellowknife
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, May 4, 2018 Yellowknife
Saturday, May 5, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, June 1, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, June 15, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, July 13, 2018 Yellowknife
Saturday, July 14, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, August 10, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, August 24, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, September 7, 2018 NWT WEBINAR
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Yellowknife
Friday, September 21, 2018 Yellowknife

For general program information, please contact:

Janet Sian
Specialized Courts and Alternative Resolution Program Advisor
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