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New Family Law 101- Property Online course now available.


New Family Law 101- Custody & Access Online course


New Family Law 101- Support Online course now available.


New Family Law 101- Evolving Issues Online course now available.


Welcome to Cooperative Solutions

We believe in turning a crisis into an opportunity to create a better outcome for families through training and development of mediation professionals. Cooperative Solutions’ associates have the empathy, training, and experience to guide clients to a positive learning outcome which in turn allows them to minimize conflict for their clients. Together with her Associates, Dr. Landau’s goal is to offer cost effective training to professionals throughout Ontario.

Training Courses & Workshops

Cooperative Solutions offers a selection of key training courses and workshops to Arbitrators, Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, educators and lawyers, to ensure they meet all requirements of their professional career. From Family Mediation to Conflict Management, Domestic Violence and Family Arbitration, we ensure you can earn your mediation designation through theory, hands-on skills and necessary experience. All our courses meet the strictess government and asssociation guidelines for accreditation. See our list of available courses from the drop down above.

Online Courses

We will be offering four ONLINE courses on substantive Family Law (Property, Support, Custody & Access, and Evolving Issues) in 2017. The purpose of these sessions is to provide an introduction to Family Law for Family Law Arbitrators, Parenting Coordinators, & Family Mediators or lawyers who would like a refresher in Family Law. These courses will be divided into both ONLINE and Workshop required sessions to satisfy the required 30 hour course accreditation in Family Law.

Family Law 101 – Property NOW AVAILABLE

Family Law 101 – Custody & Access – NOW AVAILABLE

Family Law 101 – Support – NOW AVAILABLE

Family Law 101 – Evolving Issues – NOW AVAILABLE

Accredited Family Mediator Designation

The demand for qualified family mediators has never been greater with the government of Ontario providing free in-court and subsidized out of court family mediation. Our training program is designed to meet the requirements for Ontario accreditation through The Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), the ADR Institute (ADRIO) or Family Mediation Canada (FMC).  

Upcoming Courses


    "I feel like we got a very thorough overview of all the issues. Wow!! What a wealth of knowledge." -  Huntsville, ON

    Karen Patterson - BA, CPP

    Parenting/Family Coach

    "Very positive - can't wait to take more programs!"

    Mark Newby

    Corp. Sales & DR

    "Within the first hour of the course it was abundantly obvious that Barbara is one of the foremost experts in family mediation."

    Jennifer Wright

    York ADR Program

    "Barbara Landau and coaches' enthusiasm and dedication are very motivating. Very enjoyable - well taught - great class. I was able to see some issues through different perspective. "

    Anonymous attendee

    "I felt relaxed & comfortable within the class. The presenter made the material and presentation enjoyable with both humor and real life examples to make the information more understandable." - Ohsweken, ON

    Paula Staats - B.A.

    Social Worker

    "I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding course you delivered over the past weeks. As a non lawyer it was exactly what I needed and gave me a great understsnding not only of the complexity of the work but as well the mindset required to do the work." -  Ottawa, ONRead more

    Dr. Carey Stevens

    C. Psych.

    "Thank you so much for all the hard work you both put into the Arbitration course. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I am an active learner, so having the role play activities helped me cement the information into practical applications." - Toronto, ON

    Kathryn Hendrikx

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