Canadian Co-Parenting Centres are an affiliation of not-for-profit agencies that are committed to helping families get through the transition of separation and divorce with as little conflict as possible by providing customized services that are affordable and effective.
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Address: #202, 4603 Varsity Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3A 2V7
Mission & Vision
While there are numerous not-for-profit agencies providing affordable counselling services to individuals, to couples, and to families struggling to stay together, there is generally a dearth of similar agencies serving the unique needs of families where the parents have chosen to separate and divorce.
And, while governments, generally through the courts, provide some services at no charge, or at an affordable rate, those services are not comprehensive, there is limited availability, and specific criteria leave many families unable to qualify.
The Canadian Co-Parenting Centres are committed to filling those gaps.
The Canadian Co-Parenting Centres are committed to helping families get through the transition of separation and divorce with as little conflict as possible by providing customized services that are affordable and effective.
Our goal is to be as reputable as the Mayo Clinic, and as prolific as McDonald's restaurants.
We aim to provide services that not only rival what is available from private practitioners, but services that exceed them.
Our vision is of a society with a fundamentally different approach to the process of separation and divorce. The social norm will be to shift seamlessly from marriage counselling to a non-adversarial process for restructuring the family, such as parenting coordination or team supported divorce.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars and years of their lives, embroiled in an adversarial legal process, families will grieve the loss and peacefully move forward.
While our primary purpose is to serve individual families, we have a broader purpose that includes:
- to educate parents, various professionals, and the public at large about the alternatives to litigation and the tremendous benefits that they offer.
- to interface with existing community agencies, government departments, distress lines, and public information services to ensure that no families fall through the cracks, unaware that interventions that will help them are available.
- to foster the development of co-parenting coordination and team supported divorce by providing an information clearing house.
- to provide practicum training opportunities for mediators, counsellors, co-parenting coordinators, and collaborative divorce professionals.
- to provide an exemplary model for other agencies in Canada and for potential replication in other countries.
Board of Directors
We are currently looking for some exceptional and/or highly motivated people to be board members. If you know of an experienced judge, lawyer, mental health professional, media professional, or business executive, who might be interested in this initiative, please have them contact us.
If you yourself want to be involved, even if you have no related qualifications or experience, please contact us as well.
Our current board is as follows:
President: Brad James
Vice-president: Carrie Burks
Secretary/Treasurer: Eric Persson
General: Sean Bodie
Canadian Co-Parenting Centres is blessed to have received assistance from the following talented and generous volunteers:
Alexis Magi - legal assistance with small claims action
Alheli Torres - supervision of parenting time
Andy An - enhancement of client management database interface
Arlana Guiler - website organization and navigational structure
Azita Afshamejat - supervision of parenting time
Brad James - board member
Carrie Burks - board member
Dana Nicole - website update
Diane Zordan - counselling, parenting coordination
Eric Persson - board member
Gene Grimm - marketing and graphic design
Joy Alonzo - assistance with clients and office administration
Julliane Twa - assistance with the development of accounting practices
Laurena Cellars - documentation review and parenting time supervision
Lurline Raposo - supervision of parenting time, counselling, parenting coordination
Margo Brown - board member
Mike Sullivan - assistance with upgrading the website
Monique Evans - review of website content and usability
Sean Bodie - board member
Susan Girard - documentation review and development
Tami Miller - review of website and brochures
Tayyaba Sharif - creation of a database for reference material
Thanks very much to each of you.