What are the core principles of the Community Based Family Conflict Resolution Program?
All services being provided to a family must be provided in a manner which will minimize the conflict generally found in the adversarial family court system.
All parties must be treated fairly in accordance with the rule of law
A child’s rights as outlined in the Program’s “The Rights of Children” are to be respected and protected.
The child’s best interest as outlined in the Program’s “The Best Interest of the Child” are to be respected and protected.
Promoting the public’s respect for the courts and the administration of justice in general.
Services to assist parties experiencing family conflict must be available to all families requiring such services either at a reasonable cost or at no cost to families who are unable to afford the same.
Children and their families must receive interventions that are culturally competent and built on strength-based, family-system models.
Anyone who provides services to children or services that affect children is also considered to be an advocate for the child and he/she must provide services to the family in a manner which support the child’s best interests. (A recommendation made in the report from the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to the Ontario Legislature on March 23, 2017)