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For the Sake of the Children is an online supportive information program to help parents understand what they are going through during a separation, both legally and emotionally, and to learn more about the needs of their children.

How do I take the course?

You can start the course by clicking on “Introduction” below, which will give you more information about how the course works. You must complete each section listed. At the end of each section, you will answer reflective questions to help you apply what you have learned to your own situation. You can take the course at your own pace—start and stop when you need to. The course takes roughly four hours to complete.

Course topics include:

  • Relationship Building Blocks
  • Children Can Cope with Separation and Divorce
  • Learning Your Way Around the Legal System
  • Parenting Plans That Work for Your Family

Course Outline


Section 1: Relationship Building Blocks

Section 2: Children Can Cope with Separation and Divorce

Section 3: Learning Your Way Around the Legal System

Section 4: Parenting Plans That Work for Your Family

How do I show the court that I completed the course?

You must provide an Acknowledgement of Completion Form to the court to prove that you completed the program. Please complete the form below:

If you have a current family court matter and/or you are seeking support from a Family Guide – Mediation Specialist, you can complete your Acknowledgment of Completion Form electronically. Email a PDF copy including your digital signature to GetGuidance@gov.mb.ca. An electronic copy will be added to your Family Resolution Service file and/or your Family Division court file where applicable.

If you do not want to file electronically, you can file an original signed Acknowledgment of Completion Form in person, or by mail, with the Manitoba court office where your file is located.

You should keep a copy of the form for your records.

For more information about how to complete and file an acknowledgment, please contact a family guide at GetGuidance@gov.mb.ca or call: 204-945-2313 (Winnipeg) or 1-844-808-2313 (toll-free). Please include ‘FTSOTC’ in your email subject line.

How can I give you feedback about the course?

Manitoba Justice is committed to improving family justice services and programs. Your feedback is important; it will help us improve the course and continue to modernize family law in Manitoba. Please visit EngageMB to register as a site user and complete the survey by clicking the link below. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Once you have registered as a site user, you will be able to participate in all engagement activities available at EngageMB.ca. The Manitoba Government wants to hear from you!