About the Project

As part of ongoing process improvements, in 2016, the Saskatchewan government turned their attention to improving provincial family law processes. Before enacting changes, the government hired researchers to collect user feedback on the current process and survey residents on desirable improvements. Researchers gathered information from two groups: those who had experience in the family law process and those who did not.
Survey results demonstrated Saskatchewan residents hold negative perspectives on many family court and dispute resolution processes. A majority of survey respondents favoured introduction of a mandatory dispute resolution process, prior to court proceedings. A majority of respondents endorsed counselling and negotiation as possible dispute resolution mechanisms.