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OCFLG General Meeting @ Accelerate Okanagan Boardroom
Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

OCFLG General meeting November 20 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

General Meeting at Accelerate Okanagan boardroom (201-460 Doyle Avenue, Okanagan Centre for Innovation, Kelowna).

Please RSVP to Simone ([email protected])

Dispute Resolution Practitioners Training @ Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

How our Personal Identity and Values
Impact our Effectiveness as Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Presented by Nancy Cameron, Q.C.

Sponsored by BC Collaborative Roster Society

Is it possible to leave our identity and values as Dispute Resolution Professionals outside the room? This workshop will examine both professional and social identity.  We will explore how our professional identities can unite us or can lead to conflict, and strategies to help decrease identity-based conflicts.

A one-day training with Nancy Cameron, Q.C. on November 24, 2017 at Van Dusen Botanical Garden, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

See the attached Registration Form for additional details.


Administrator: BC Collaborative Roster Society
Email: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.bccollaborativerostersociety.com

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Meeting with Children: Introducing a Structured Approach @ The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Meeting with Children: Introducing a Structured Approach @ The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada


Lorri Yasenik Ph.D., works in Calgary and is a Registered Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist, Registered Family Mediator and Parenting Coordinator-Arbitrator. Lorri works with high-conflict families experiencing separation and divorce and she is interested in safe and authentic ways to forward the voice of the child in family law matters. Lorri teaches nationally and internationally related to children and family law, child psychotherapy and play therapy.

Lorri’s Ph.D. research was entitled Including the Voices of Children of Separation and Divorce in the Legal System and her post-doctoral work is focused on the development of non-evaluative standard approaches to meeting with children.



  • Introduce a structured approach to meeting with children
  • Differentiate “meetings from interviews” with children
  • Present a tool (Child and Youth Concerns Scale) for organizing children’s thoughts, feelings and concerns
  • Identify effective structured 3rd party feedback strategies
  • Identify ethical considerations
  • Identify important child development considerations

NOTE: The course provides 6.5 hours of CPD and has been approved by the following organizations:

LSBC recognizes 6.5 hours towards CPD, and towards Parenting Coordinator & Mediator accreditations;

BC Hear the Child Roster recognizes 6.5 hrs towards the child interview skills portion of the basic training;

BC PC Roster Society recognizes 6.5 hours towards their 7 hours of child interviewing.

Seating is Limited – Register Early

EARLY  BIRD RATES for all members of the HTC Society Expire November 10th

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Christmas Social @ BNA Brewing Company
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 5 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

OCFLG Christmas Social at BNA Brewing Co (1250 Ellis Street, Kelowna).

Please RSVP to Bree Hankins ([email protected])

2018 OCFLG Annual Retreat @ El Dorado Hotel
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Isn’t it time you scheduled a break for YOURSELF?

It’s Annual Retreat time!

hotel eldorado

January 18th & 19th, 2018

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Join us at the beautiful
Space is limited so act fast to secure your spot!
SIGNIFICANT savings if you book before December 1st, 2017.  You’ll find all of the details + itinerary below.

We are anticipating approval for 6+hrs of CPD credits!

With Keynote John-Paul Boyd and your Expert Facilitator, Josie Smith.

We’ve custom tailored this retreat to meet your needs:

John-Paul BoydYour Keynote:  Take a journey on the changes in family law over the past 50 years.  With insights weaved throughout, John-Paul will guide us on why family law needs to be practiced differently than other areas of civil law.  He speaks to the need to pursue the non-adversarial resolution of disputes for the sake of the well-being of the children and the parties, and the future functioning of the restructured family.


Your Full Day Program:  Building Personal Resilience and Group Trust in Demanding Times.  Specific to YOU in its design this full-day workshop offers a deep dive into the story you tell about fulfilling your needs, teaches better ways to build boundaries while enhancing your learning through meditation techniques you can take with you!  We’re even doing a yoga practice for resiliency in the am (optional of course but trust us, you won’t want to miss it!).

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For more information please contact our retreat committee  Chair: Leneigh Bosdet [email protected]

OCFLG General Meeting
Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

OCFLG General meeting March 12, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.