Collaborative Professionals of Canada (“CP Canada”) is a professional association of legal, mental health and financial professionals committed to promoting collaborative law for family dispute resolution across Canada. The organization serves as a resource to collaborative practice groups, individual practitioners and the public. CP Canada partners with provincial and regional groups to create a unified voice that can inform and influence family law legislation and law reform.


For its professional members, CP Canada provides a forum to share experiences and best practices with colleagues across the nation; creates opportunities to network with other collaborative professionals; and provides learning and professional development that keeps collaborative professionals current in the rapidly evolving field of collaborative law.

CP Canada recognizes that public awareness of the principles, standards, and individual and collective benefits associated with collaborative practice are key to its growth and credibility.

What is Collaborative Practice?

Collaborative practice, also known as collaborative divorce or collaborative law is a highly effective approach for separating couples to reach agreement in the healthiest possible way.

It starts with a signed agreement not to go to court.

Collaborative lawyers, family professionals and financial professionals help couples get the legal, financial, emotional and parenting support to make sound decisions and move on with your life.

Collaborative Practice can also help families plan for your future, by working respectfully and sensitively with your partner to reach cohabitation or prenuptial agreements.

There are Collaborative Practice Groups all across Canada.

Contact us if you need help to find a group of collaborative professionals in your region


Bev Churchill – Chair, Legal Professional (BC)

Connie den Hollander – Vice-Chair, Legal Professional (SK)

Bronwen Bruch – Treasurer, Financial Professional (ON)

Daniel Bernard – Financial Professional (MB)

Debbie Hoffman – Legal Professional (ON)

Leah Klassen – Legal Professional (MB)

Stella Kavoukian – Family Professional (ON)

Beryl McNeill – Legal Professional (AB)

Abby Petterson – Family Professional (BC)

Carolle Tremblay – Legal Professional (QB)

Executive Director:  Judith Huddart