National Family Law Program 2021

Cancellation of the 2021 Program

This is an important update on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Family Law Program that is scheduled to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 11-15, 2021.

The safety of faculty and attendees is of utmost concern to us. The Federation and the Planning Committee have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation across the country, including vaccine deployment, restrictions on travel and large gatherings, and isolation requirements.

After careful consideration, based on the most current information available, the Federation and the National Family Law Program Committee have made the very difficult decision to cancel the July 2021 program in Halifax.

We are, however, excited to announce that the 2022 National Family Law Program will take place in Whistler, British Columbia, from July 25 to 28, 2022.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Please continue to check this web page or contact Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, for further information.

Planning is now underway for our 2022 Program.

Program Location: Fairmont Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia
Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28, 2022
Opening Reception and Conference Office Opens – Sunday, July 24


Call for Papers

We are inviting proposals for Papers/Presentations.

Deadline for Proposal:    We must receive your proposal for the 2022 program by May 31, 2021.

If you wish to present at this program, please send us:

  • a summary of the topic(s), the format of presentation and possible co-presenters
  • estimated duration of your presentation or workshop
  • your agreement to participate in other presentations as workshop leader or panelist
  • a copy of your curriculum vitae (and that of your co-presenter, if applicable)

If your submission is accepted, you must agree to provide the following material by May 20, 2022:

  • an original written paper on the topic(s)
  • a summary of the topic (250 words maximum)
  • a bio (250 words maximum) for each presenter
  • a JPG photo for each presenter

Due to the volume of submissions, please indicate the proposal is a submission for the 2022 program in the subject line of your email.

Please submit your Family Law proposal to:

Heather Walker, Program Coordinator at the address or email below.

Inquiries about the National Family Law Program

Federation of Law Societies of Canada
National Family Law Program
Attention: Heather Walker, Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 244,
Woodville, Ontario
Canada K0M 2T0
Tel: 705.879.3082 (messages only)
E-mail: nationalfamilylawprogram@sympatico.ca