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Saskatchewan Justice
323 - 3085 Albert St.,
Regina SK S4S 0B1
Phone: (306) 787-9905
Fax: (306) 787-0107
Toll-free: 1-888-218-2822 Regina Area
7th Fl, First Nation's Bank Bldg
224-4th Ave. S., Saskatoon SK S7K 2H6
Phone: (306) 964-4401
Fax: (306) 933-5535
Toll-free: 1-877-964-5501 Northern Area 
 E-mail: parented@gov.sk.ca

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: 

  • Stages of Separation and Divorce 
  • Options for Resolving Disputes
  • Children's Reaction to Separation and Divorce 
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce

How will the program help people dealing with family breakdown?

  • Parents who understand their own feelings as well as their children's reactions are more likely to focus on their children's best interests and to cooperate in resolving disputes. 
  • Participants have a greater awareness of the full range of appropriate dispute resolution options available to them. 
  • Participants have an increased awareness of how the separation process and their dispute resolution choices may affect their children.

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?
For more information or specific dates and locations of sessions call the Parent Education Program at the location nearest to you:

Regina
(306) 787-9460; or toll free 1-888-218-2822

Saskatoon
(306) 964-4401; or toll free 1-877-964-5501



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