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.


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

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

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

Building and Branding Your Collaborative Toolbox

March 29, 2019 – March 30, 2019

What tools do you have in your toolbox to be an effective collaborative professional? Do you know how to use the tools you have? Are they a bit rusty? Or perhaps you feel like your toolbox is empty? Do your clients and prospective clients understand the value of your tools? Perhaps you aren’t sure how to promote the value of using collaborative tools or what tools to use?

March 29, 2019: Skills Development Workshop
We will be working with the nuts and bolts of the interdisciplinary practice. This includes defining roles, case management, billing arrangements, meeting professional ethical standards, professional duties to clients, and more!

March 30, 2019: Hands on Marketing Workshop
You will be working to effectively build your Collaborative brand, identify with clients who can benefit from your Collaborative tools, use new tools to extend your brand, and get clients and others talking about what you do, creating awareness for the process.

CP – 2019 – Information & Registration Form

Introduction to the Insight Approach to Conflict

August 1, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Have you ever been stumped, and discouraged, by the continuing and sometimes escalating couple conflict at the collaborative or mediation table – despite your sincere efforts to help?   In this workshop, held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the facilitator will introduce the Insight Approach to Conflict Resolution, which teaches us to notice and respond to conflict behaviours rather than what the conflict is about. Participants will learn how to ask questions, and what to ask about, to unearth the threats that escalate and sustain conflict. Then participants will focus on how to use what is learned to promote an authentic shift from conflict to collaboration, without forcing or faking it.

Trainer:  Jacinta Gallant

COST: $600 CDN (plus 15% HST)

To register and learn more, go to 

Transforming Conflict Through Insight: An Advanced Workshop for Conflict Professionals

August 12, 2019 – August 13, 2019

This 2-day advanced workshop, held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is led by the founder of Insight Mediation, Dr. Cheryl Picard.  A unique opportunity for conflict practitioners who have already been introduced to the Insight Approach, this workshop will take participants’ knowledge to a deeper level and help participants more effectively apply the Insight Approach in your work. Participants will learn to more effectively intervene with conflicting parties, using a theoretically informed practice, enhancing their capacity and desire to understand one another through the generation of new insights and decisions that ultimately transform the conflict

COST: $600.00 (plus 15% HST)

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