Mediation in Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence

Mediation can be an effective way for a separating family to achieve a plan for moving forward.

On June 8, 2023, CLEA partnered with the Manitoba Bar Association and Mediation Services to present a webinar about how to assess when mediation might be appropriate in a Family Law case involving abuse and how to help clients better prepare for the process. Special guest Michelle Funk of Westman Mediation Services was joined by Rudy Dueck, Family Mediation Coordinator with Mediation Services in Winnipeg, to share insights gained through years of experience.  You can watch their engaging presentation here:


An interesting research paper discussing mediation as a dispute resolution process and considerations in family law cases involving family violence can be found here:

The web page for Mediation Services in Winnipeg has helpful information about Family Mediation – including a service comparison tool – on their website:

Westman Mediation Services, based in Brandon, can guide families through various processes:

The web site for Fresh Start Mediation offers details of family processes available and includes a downloadable process guide for divorce:

Information about services provided by the Manitoba government Family Resolution Service is available here:

Mediators for family matters may also be found through: