The Association promotes the practice of family mediation by providing training and support to family mediators. It has long played a leading role in the development of family mediation and as the alternative of choice to legal recourse.
For 35 years, the Association des médiateurs familiaux du Québec has been a beacon for family mediators. During all these years, it has supported its members, partner organizations and the public.
Rich in the committed contribution of its administrators and volunteers associated with the various committees, the Association has participated over the years in the development of several government policies in family matters as a consultant. Among other things, she presented a brief to the Quebec Ministry of Justice in 1997, produced a video intended for the general public in 2003 as well as information capsules in 2017, met the Minister of Justice in 2016, presented a brief to the citizens' commission on the reform of family law in 2018, presented to the public consultation on the reform of family law in 2019 and finally, participated in the family and youth sub-committee of the Justice table- Quebec in 2020.
Due to its historical role and its expertise, the AMFQ has participated in joint committees with the Comité des organismes accréditeurs en médiation familiale (COAMF) and has benefited, nationally, from a seat on the board of directors. from its Canadian counterpart, Family Mediation Canada (FMC). Internationally, several members participate in conferences and provide training, particularly on the Quebec model. At the international level, several members ensure the presence of the AMFQ by participating in conferences and providing training.
The Association regroups near 300 attorneys, guidance counsellors, notaries, psychologists, social workers and psychoeducators who have received specialized training in family mediation to complement their initial training. They work in many languages in the various judicial districts in Québec.