Our directory lists health, legal, and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, and their children.
While the emphasis is on listings within the greater Toronto area, it includes listings from across Ontario.
Many families are unsure where to start to find LGBTQ competent lawyers, family doctors, fertility clinics, adoption professionals, doulas, midwives, or child care workers. This directory allows LGBTQ people to search for providers within their geographic area who have experience working with our communities.
Rainbow Health Ontario provides a similar directory which includes only health and social service providers across Ontario.
Mediation involves an impartial, neutral professional who provides services for individuals who have decided to end their relationship. The mediator helps individuals prepare agreements which will enable the participants to meet their objectives in dealing with family changes.
The goal of Collaborative Mediation is to provide both individuals with an alternative to the adversarial approach of litigation, and an opportunity to reach an agreement which will benefit all involved parties.
Another aspect of Collaborative Mediation which is specific to the LGBTTIQQ2SA community involves family creation and definition, particularly when known donors are involved in parenting.
Benefits to Mediation
The benefits to mediation are endless. Family mediation helps improve communication between all involved individuals, facilitating results that are agreeable to all. Pursuing mediation also avoids the tension, bitterness and potentially high conflict that many encounter in the adversarial litigation system. This in turn will reduce legal costs significantly.
Collaborative Mediation can facilitate fair and cooperative settlement of these issues:
• Child access
• Co-parenting agreements
• Co-parenting schedules
• Child/spousal support
• Property evaluation and division
About Edit Farun
Edit Farun is a Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADR) and a member of Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM). She is active in the LGBTTIQQ2SA community and is sensitive to the needs and issues that our community faces. She has completed Memorandums of Understanding relating to co-parenting agreements and schedules, separation and divorce, three parent agreements and known donor documents.
If you are going through a separation and divorce or are interested in creating a co-parenting agreement and want to avoid expensive legal costs, please contact Edit Farun at 416-817-9379 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation.
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Rainbow Health Ontario
This directory lists health and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ people in Ontario.
Trans Birth is a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities. Includes listings from across Canada and the US.