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Mandatory Information Program (MIP)

The Mandatory Information Program (session) is designed to help you understand how family law works, the options you have and how you might reduce the emotional and financial costs associated with separation or divorce. Presented by a lawyer and family mediator or parent educator, this 2 hour session will provide general legal information and will include the following:

  • The impact of separation on parents and children
  • Ways to reduce the emotional and financial costs of separation
  • Introduction to family law
  • Overview of the court process
  • Alternatives such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law

The free session also includes a short question and answer period and resource materials / referrals. Note: Sessions offer general legal information only and legal advice will NOT be provided. No two parties involved in the same dispute will attend the same session.

When and Where

The MIP is available free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. It is mandatory for anyone who has started or been served with a family law court proceeding and for those who are not court could attend as well so that they can make informed decision. Mandatory Information Programs (MIPs) are available at family court locations across Ontario. The sessions are held on-site in the courthouse and at another site in the evening.

Seating is limited. Registration is required. Sessions will include litigants from the OCJ and the SCJ.

MIP evening sessions are offered twice a month from 6 to 8 p.m.

July to December 2016 Evening Schedule:

Monday, July 18

Tuesday, July 26

Tuesday, August 16

Monday, August 29

Monday, September 19

Tuesday, September 27

Monday, October 17

Tuesday, October 25

Monday, November 14

Tuesday, November 29

Monday, December 12

Tuesday, December 20


Brampton Mandatory Program Schedule - January to December 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 6 - Respondent

Thursday, January 7 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 13 - Respondent

Thursday, January 14 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 20 - Respondent

Thursday, January 21 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 27 - Respondent

Thursday, January 28 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 3 - Respondent

Thursday, February 4 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 10 - Respondent

Thursday, February 11 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 17 - Respondent

Thursday, February 18 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 24 - Respondent

Thursday, February 25 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 2 - Respondent

Thursday, March 3 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 10 - Respondent

Thursday, March 11 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 16 - Respondent

Thursday, March 17 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 23 - Respondent

Thursday, March 24 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 30 - Respondent

Thursday, March 31 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 6 - Respondent

Thursday, April 7 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 13 - Respondent

Thursday, April 14 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 20 - Respondent

Thursday, April 21 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 27 - Respondent

Thursday, April 28 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 4 - Respondent

Thursday, May 5 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 11 - Respondent

Thursday, May 12 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 18 - Respondent

Thursday, May 19 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 25 - Respondent

Thursday, May 26 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 1 - Respondent

Thursday, June 2 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 8 - Respondent

Thursday, June 9 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 15 - Respondent

Thursday, June 16 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 22 - Respondent

Thursday, June 23 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 29 - Respondent

Thursday, June 30 - Applicant

Wednesday, July 6 - Respondent

Thursday, July 7 - Applicant

Wednesday, July 13 - Respondent

Thursday, July 14 - Applicant

Wednesday, July 20 - Respondent

Thursday, July 21 - Applicant

Wednesday, July 27 - Respondent

Thursday, July 28 - Applicant

Wednesday, August 3 - Respondent

Thursday, August 4 - Applicant

Wednesday, August 10 - Respondent

Thursday, August 11 - Applicant

Wednesday, August 17 - Respondent

Thursday, August 18 - Applicant

Wednesday, August 24 - Respondent

Thursday, August 25 - Applicant

Wednesday, August 31 - Respondent

Thursday, September 1 - Applicant

Wednesday, September 7 - Respondent

Thursday, September 8 - Applicant

Wednesday, September 14 - Respondent

Thursday, September 15 - Applicant

Wednesday, September 21 - Respondent

Thursday, September 22 - Applicant

Wednesday, September 28 - Respondent

Thursday, September 29 - Applicant

Wednesday, October 5 - Respondent

Thursday, October 6 - Applicant

Wednesday, October 12 - Respondent

Thursday, October 13 - Applicant

Wednesday, October 19 - Respondent

Thursday, October 20 - Applicant

Wednesday, October 26 - Respondent

Thursday, October 27 - Applicant

Wednesday, November 2 - Respondent

Thursday, November 3 - Applicant

Wednesday, November 9 - Respondent

Thursday, November 10 - Applicant

Wednesday, November 16 - Respondent

Thursday, November 17 - Applicant

Wednesday, November 23 - Respondent

Thursday, November 24 - Applicant

Wednesday, November 30 - Respondent

Thursday, December 1 - Applicant

Wednesday, December 7 - Respondent

Thursday, December 8 - Applicant

Wednesday, December 14 - Respondent

Thursday, December 15 - Applicant

Wednesday, December 21 - Respondent

Thursday, December 22 - Applicant


Orangeville MIP afternoon sessions take place twice a month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Orangeville January to December 2016 Afternoon Schedule:

Tuesday, January 19

Thursday, January 21

Tuesday, February 23

Thursday, February 25

Tuesday, March 22

Thursday, March 24

Tuesday, April 19

Thursday, April 21

Tuesday, May 17

Thursday, May 19

Tuesday, June 21

Thursday, June 23

Tuesday, July 19

Thursday, July 21

Tuesday, August 23

Thursday, August 25

Tuesday, September 27

Thursday, September 29

Tuesday, October 18

Thursday, October 20

Tuesday, November 8

Thursday, November 10

Tuesday, December 13

Thursday, December 15

Specific location provided upon registration.

For more information, registration or reschedule an assigned date, drop by to talk to our MIP coordinator at the FLIC office or call 905-453-7795.

Click here for additional MIP information from the Ministry of the Attorney General Family Justice Services.