Benefits of OAFM Membership
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One of our central goals is to advance and support the careers of our members. It is only as a strong Family Mediation community that we can offer Ontario’s families and courts a definitive route to fair and peaceful conflict resolution.
Family Mediator Accreditation
Our AccFM (OAFM) designation has become the provincial standard for Family Mediation. It demonstrates the credibility and professionalism of its holders and their pursuit of excellence. AccFM (OAFM) is among the few designations recognized by the Ontario Family Courts and the Ministry of the Attorney General. It also serves as a mark of integrity and quality for those seeking service.
Family Mediation Network Public Directory
All of our members have access to the OAFM’s online Family Mediation Network where members can manage their membership and stay in touch with the community. Our AccFM (OAFM) designated members get the additonal benefit of appearing in our public directory that showcases their profile details including cnotact information. The public directory allows families in need to locate a suitable AccFM (OAFM) member to aquire their services.
Conference and Workshops
The annual conference and professional development workshops bring Ontario’s Family Mediation community together to learn and share. These events are intended to give our members new insights to bring back to their communities, education or practice.
Standards of Practice
Our Standards of Practice serve to raise and sustain the standards of Family Mediation across Ontario. Our members are expected to uphold and abide by our policies, increasing and spreading the credibility of the service.
Family Mediation Network
The Family Mediation Network is your window into the OAFM community. It simplifies everything from staying informed through OAFM’s News Feed to managing your OAFM Membership. Our administrators can manage membership payments, applications, courses and insurance verification. You can also customize your profile with a description, contact information and a personal image or company logo.
Family Mediation Advocacy
OAFM advocates for Family Mediation and Standards of Practice across all of its channels in Ontario. That includes reaching out to Supporting and Student Members, and provincial organizations like the Ministry of the Attorney General and Family Court System. We also use our online directory and educational resources to give the public an effective way to learn about and engage Accredited Family Mediators (AccFM).
Acccept Credit Card Payments
For our members that wish to or already accept online credit card payments for their practice, we offer discounted rates for Elavon-Internet Secure’s online payment processing. Depending on your business model and use, you may save up to $500.00 per year in processing fees.
We offer discounted liability (E&O) and personal (home & auto) insurance from LMS PROLINK to our Accredited and Associate Members. The insurance solutions are comprehensive and affordable, allowing members to save as much or more in insurance as the cost of their OAFM membership.
OAFM Members receive 7.5% off all travel with Via Rail all year round for pleasure or business for the Member and up to three companions. This discount is in addition to any other discount available to the pubic. Members will even get 7.5% off of sale prices at Via Rail. Book on-line, in person or by phone and please use the Member Discount code of 711007. Be prepared to show Membership connection to OAFM. You can use your Business Card that says you are AccFM (OAFM) or take a photo of your Certificate, of take a screen shot of your Member portal page.
Mediate To Go
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