Family Justice Services Branch
Parent Education Unit
The Parent Education Unit offers the Parenting after Separation and Divorce information sessions to people dealing with family breakdown. The program does not provide lawyers or legal services. It is recommended that everyone involved in a family law matter consult with a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you may choose to contact Legal Aid or the Family Law Information center at (306) 787-5837 or toll free at 1-888-218-2822. Parenting after Separation and Divorce sessions are offered in several communities in Saskatchewan. Pre-registration through toll-free numbers is required to assure separating partners do not attend the same sessions.
The Ministry of Justice's Parenting after Separation and Divorce program is mandatory in all Queen's Bench Court locations in Saskatchewan.
Every person commencing a family law proceeding in which custody, access or child support is an issue is required to attend parent education programming.
Issues addressed in the Program are:
How will the program help people dealing with family breakdown?
Where are these workshops available?
Public information sessions on separation and divorce are offered in 11 centers: Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Estevan, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford, Meadow Lake, and La Ronge.
How much does it cost? How do I register?
The workshops are free-of-charge. However, you must pre-register to attend. In Regina call (306) 787-9460 or 1-888-218-2822 toll-free . To contact the Saskatoon office call (306) 964-4401 or 1-877-964-5501 toll-free.
Do I have to attend with my partner?
No. Separating partners and ex-partners do not attend the same session.
When are the sessions? How long are they?
For information about the scheduled sessions in your area call the Parenting after Separation and Divorce Program in Regina at (306) 787-9460 or 1-888-218-2822 toll-free . To contact the Saskatoon office call (306) 964-4401 or 1-877-964-5501 toll-free.
Each session is a total of six hours. These sessions are facilitated by social workers, mediators and or educators.
Where can I get more information?