Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Grandparent Advisor (Manitoba)

Province/Territory
Manitoba

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
The Grandparent Advisor provides information to grandparents, parents and extended family members about the laws that can apply and the services that can help when grandchild/extended family access and guardianship is in dispute. The Advisor will also try to help families reach agreement on access or contact arrangements. The Grandparent Advisor is also available to provide interested community organizations with information about grandparent and extended family access issues and helpful community resources.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Family Conciliation, Manitoba Department of Families

How to access this service
You can apply to Family Conciliation yourself, or the court, your lawyer, a family member, a friend, or another agency can refer you.

Location(s)
The Grandparent Advisor is based at Family Conciliation's offices in Winnipeg but provides assistance to clients throughout Manitoba. Please refer to the following web site 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 web site for additional information about grandparent and extended family access:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/grandparents_access.html

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Not applicable

Contact person(s)
Hella Leydier
Grandparent Advisor
Family Conciliation
2nd floor – 379 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T9
Telephone: 204-945-7236
Fax: 204-948-2142
Toll free: 1-800-282-8069 (Ext. 7236) in Manitoba

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