In the Brief Conflict Intervention (BCI) service, parties will meet with a specialist to help improve their understanding of their child’s needs during a separation or divorce, and to resolve parenting disputes.

The BCI specialist may:

  • conduct parent, parent-child and child sessions
  • discuss a child’s developmental needs and abilities
  • review the importance of quality parent-child relationships
  • discuss the adverse effects of parenting conflict on a child’s development
  • explore family and individual strengths
  • examine problem-solving skills and conflict resolution styles
  • help resolve identified issues and draft a parenting agreement
  • explore further options to assist the participants


To be eligible, parties must:

  • have a parenting dispute involving at least one dependent child
  • undergo safety screening
  • have a gross income of $40,000 per year or less (either you or the other party)
  • agree to participate together
  • have attempted mediation before
  • not have active child intervention or family violence issue before the courts

How to apply

You may be referred to this service by:

  • the court
  • a lawyer
  • a mediator
  • other family professional

Contact the BCI coordinator

Call or fill out the form to apply for this service.


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The personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

After you apply

The BCI coordinator will contact you and the other party to determine if you're eligible for this service.