Tools and Additional Information

Our collaborative professionals have a number of resources they share with clients and families working through separation and/or divorce.

We have selected some of the most helpful videos, articles, and tools to help you learn about the Collaborative Process, about the different team members and what they can provide, and some resources to help you with some of the challenging aspects of separation and/or divorce.

Video and Audio Recordings

Collaborative Practice – Divorce Differently

Watch this video, featuring collaborative professionals from around the world, which addresses the benefits of using the Collaborative Process.  Video provided by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


New legislation around separation, divorce coming to Sask.

Watch the video and read the article written by CTV News Regina


John Gormley Radio program

Listen to John Gormley on CJME/CKOM discuss with Kayla DeMars-Krentz, president of the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan, the new separation and divorce legislation


CTV News Saskatoon

Interview with Lana Wickstrom, Using a divorce coach


Devry Smith Frank

“Collaborative Family Law: York Region Collaborative Practice – Promotional Video”


Matt Brynat, “Collaborative Law in Practice”

A good overview of the collaborative process from the lawyers’ perspective, and included descriptions of other process options, as well as perspectives from participants in the collaborative process


The Today Show on MSNBC

A morning show interview with a divorced couple (and their lawyers) who used the collaborative law process


News, magazine, and academic articles about collaborative process

Building Trust: Collaborative negotiation is a style of practice

Read the CBA National (Canadian Bar Association) article by Carolynne Burkholder-James


Divorce and separation laws changing in Saskatchewan

Read the article written by 620 CKRM


Divorce Laws To Change In Saskatchewan

Read article written by Discover Moose Jaw


New legislation around separation, divorce coming to Sask.

Watch the video and read the article written by CTV News Regina


7th Annual Walsh Family Law Moot negotiation competition

Read more about the moot performance of Joree Nelson and Peter Beug, students from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law , who were accompanied by Kayla DeMars-Krentz, and sponsored by the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc.


Collaborative Process in Practice

Léa M. Lapointe


University of Saskatchewan

“Moot, class provides new learning opportunities in family law”


Joanne J. Paetsch, B.A., Lorne D. Bertrand, Ph.D., and John-Paul E. Boyd, M.A., LL.B.

“An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods”


Sarah Hampson

“The new white knight: divorce lawyers”


Financial Post, Melissa Leong

“Divorce is never easy and your heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to be too”


Nathalie Boutet

“Financial Planners can help Craft Better Divorce Settlements”


Hand-outs and Tools

For parents/participants

Brochure: The Collaborative Process – A Better Way to Separate or Divorce


What Is Collaborative Family Law?


Guidelines For Parents


Ground Rules For The Client


Effective Communication Skills


Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

No Matter What: An Annotated Version


The Orange Dispute


Compare litigation, mediation, and collaborative processes


Government of Canada

“Because Life Goes On…helping children and youth live with separation and divorce”


For children

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA), No Matter What

A free coloring book to help children and their families talk about separation and divorce. “No Matter What: Me and My Family is a colouring book that helps children be assured that, no matter what, committed parents will always be there to nurture, protect, and provide for them”


Sesame Street Divorce Toolkit, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce”

Intended for children ages 2 to 8. Includes videos, games, coloring pages


Upcoming Training

Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Participation in Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training is a prerequisite to work in collaborative interdisciplinary practice.  This 2-day workshop is specifically designed for Lawyers, Mediators, Mental Health professionals (e.g., Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists) and Financial Professionals (e.g., financial planners, tax specialists and business valuators) and will focus on the foundational principles, processes and skills required to work in interdisciplinary collaborative practice.   The workshop meets international standards.

Facilitators:   Victoria Smith: LL.B., C.Med., Cert.CFM (FMC), Jane Tremblay: BA, CFP, FLMI, FDS, CDFA, Laurie Stein: LL.B., MSW, RSW

Location: Queen’s House, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

View the full description and registration form: CPSI 2019 Introductory Interdisciplinary Training Information & Registration Form

Call for Proposals – 2020 Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals Conference

September 30, 2019

The Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP) and the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM) is calling for Presentations for their 3rd Joint Conference.  Together, they represent a growing community of peacemakers in Ontario.  Consensual dispute resolution is increasingly recognized as a preferred choice for most separating families, as reflected in recent changes to the Divorce Act.  Their 2020 Conference  will focus on this growth and the expanding opportunities for professionals offering a mediated or a collaborative approach to separating families.

View this  Request for Proposal Form for more details.