Standing AFCC-O Sub-Groups

Standing Sub-Groups welcome new members who practice in the following areas within Ontario:

Check our Events Calendar to download flyers for upcoming AFCC-O Sub-Group events!


Kingston Planning Group Members: Nicholas Bala, Karla McGrath, Vince Ramsay (Chair), Dr. Rob Rowe, Sabrina Tripolitano, Justice Deborah Swartz, Peggy Wright

The Kingston group holds 3 meetings a year on weeknights from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Queen’s University campus. After discussing the featured topic for one hour, panelists invite questions and comments from the audience. Panels are well-attended, with over sixty regular attendees from Kingston, Belleville, Perth, Brockville, Cobden and Napanee.

If you would like information on upcoming meetings for this group, please email:

Downloads available below:

Presentation on “Negotiating the Family Justice Maze” prepared by this Kingston group of professionals.

Kingston area resource list “Kingston Services for Separating & Divorcing Parents”

South West Ontario

Founding Members: Dan Ashbourne, Jennifer Suzor, and Justice Gerri Wong

Roundtable discussion groups are held in Windsor several times a year. These events feature a nice dinner and an opportunity to meet colleagues from multi-disciplinary backgrounds such as law, social work and psychology, and coming from Sarnia, Leamington, Essex County, Chatham, and London-Middlesex. Featured speakers have included Alf Mamo, Justice Gerri Wong, Dr. Dan Ashbourne and many others.

If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive information about these upcoming events, please email

High Conflict Forum

Co-chairs: Linda Popielarczyk and Dr. Dan Ashbourne

Members:  Linda Feldman, Howard Hurwitz, Judy Newman

A number of communities of practice related to supporting those who work with families experiencing high conflict have developed across the province of Ontario and link in with AFCC-O. The groups at this time are based in Ottawa, York, Hamilton, London-Middlesex, and Toronto, with some more active than others. The focus of each can vary from consultation groups, education, research, training and resource development, etc. Each group have their own independent executive or steering group that guides the work and AFCC-O works to link in and support them as needed.

If you would like information on upcoming meetings for this group, please email: