02 February 2012

Distance Mediation Project Winding Down: Last Chance to Enrol

Phase three of the Distance Mediation Project, a project of Mediate BC with funding from the Law Foundation will be wrapping up in five or six months. The project connects trained mediators with separated families who live in communities with little or no access to legal services, with rates set on a sliding scale indexed to family income. Says Mediate BC:
"To use our service all you need is one of today’s common communication tools, such as a computer with Internet access or a phone.  The mediator will meet with the two of you 'from a distance' using the communication tool that suits you the best.  If you have a computer with a webcam, the mediator can use one of the exciting new videoconferencing technologies.  Or, if you prefer, the mediator can meet with you using the phone or other tool, such as e-mail."
Now that's an accessible service.

Mediate BC is still looking for more families to participate in the project, and the deadline for new enrollments is 15 May 2012. Sign up now! Here's their contact information:
1-855-660-8406, toll free in Canada and the US
604-660-8406, local callers in Vancouver