Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Brief Consultation Service (Manitoba)

Province/Territory
Manitoba

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
The Brief Consultation Service provides families, their lawyers, and the court with timely, focussed and brief consultations regarding the wishes or concerns of children ages 11 to 16. The parents will be consulted regarding:

  • their children’s developmental issues;
  • post-separation parenting;
  • post-separation communication options;
  • counselling needs;
  • information-sharing with their children about separation, divorce and related issues;
  • scheduling issues and access options; and
  • information and screening regarding other relevant services.
Once the court refers a family, a counsellor meets with and assesses the parents' and the children’s concerns within ten working days. A report is available to the court within 25 working days.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Family Conciliation, Manitoba Department of Families

How to access this service
Parents are referred by the court.

Location(s)
Service is available at Family Conciliation in Winnipeg. Please refer to the following website for location information:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/family_conciliation.html
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
Please refer to the following websites for additional mediation information and publications:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/brief_consultation.html
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/family_conciliation.html

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Part IX of The Court of Queen's Bench Act, C.C.S.M. c. C280.
Part III of The Provincial Court Act, C.C.S.M. s. C275

Contact person(s)
Shauna Mousseau
Family Conciliation
2nd floor - 379 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T9
Telephone: 204-945-4756
Fax: 204-948-2142
Toll free: 1-800-282-8069 (Ext. 7236)

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