Peel Family Mediation Service

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.

January - December 2018 Evening Schedule:

Tuesday, January 16

Monday, January 29

Monday, February 12

Tuesday, February 27

Monday, March 12

Tuesday, March 27

Tuesday, April 17

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 15

Monday, May 28

Tuesday, June 12

Monday, June 25

Monday, July 16

Tuesday, July 31

Tuesday, August 14

Monday, August 27

Tuesday, September 11

Monday, September 24

Monday, October 15

Tuesday, October 30

Tuesday, November 13

Monday, November 26

Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 18


Brampton Mandatory Program Schedule - January - June 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3 - Respondent

Thursday, January 4 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 10 - Respondent

Thursday, January 11 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 17 - Respondent

Thursday, January 18 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 24 - Respondent

Thursday, January 25 - Applicant

Wednesday, January 31 - Respondent

Thursday, February 1 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 7 - Respondent

Thursday, February 8 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 14 - Respondent

Thursday, February 15 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 21 - Respondent

Thursday, February 22 - Applicant

Wednesday, February 28 - Respondent

Thursday, March 1 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 7 - Respondent

Thursday, March 8 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 14 - Respondent

Thursday, March 15 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 21 - Respondent

Thursday, March 22 - Applicant

Wednesday, March 28 - Respondent

Thursday, March 29 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 4 - Respondent

Thursday, April 5 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 11 - Respondent

Thursday, April 12 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 18 - Respondent

Thursday, April 19 - Applicant

Wednesday, April 25 - Respondent

Thursday, April 26 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 2 - Respondent

Thursday, May 3 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 9 - Respondent

Thursday, May 10 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 16 - Respondent

Thursday, May 17 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 23 - Respondent

Thursday, May 24 - Applicant

Wednesday, May 30 - Respondent

Thursday, May 31 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 6 - Respondent

Thursday, June 7 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 13 - Respondent

Thursday, June 14 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 20 - Respondent

Thursday, June 21 - Applicant

Wednesday, June 27 - Respondent

Thursday, June 28 - Applicant


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

Orangeville November & December 2017 Afternoon Schedule:

Tuesday, January 16

Thursday, January 18

Tuesday, February 13

Thursday, February 15

Tuesday, March 20

Thursday, March 22

Tuesday, April 17

Thursday, April 19

Tuesday, May 22

Thursday, May 24

Tuesday, June 19

Thursday, June 21

Tuesday, July 17

Thursday, July 19

Tuesday, August 21

Thursday, August 23

Tuesday, September 18

Thursday, September 20

Tuesday, October 16

Thursday, October 18

Tuesday, November 13

Thursday, November 15

Tuesday, December 4

Thursday, December 6

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.