This page provides links to the primary legislation on mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination and family law in Alberta, British Columbia and Canada as hosted by the Canadian Legal Information Institute, as well as a handful of international treaties and conventions that are also relevant to family law disputes. CanLII is a non-profit organization funded by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada from lawyers’ law society practice fees. CanLII regularly updates its legislation archives, and is at times more current than the material available on government websites.

Titles in bold indicate bills that, when passed, will change provincial or federal legislation on family law.


· Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, SA 2002, c A-4.5

· Adult Interdependent Partner Agreement Regulation, Alta Reg 66/2011

· Arbitration Act, RSA 2000, c A-43

· Bill 28, the Family Statutes Amendment Act, 2018, as passed

· Family Law Act, SA 2003, c F-4.5

· Alberta Child Support Guidelines, Alta Reg 147/2005

· Family Law Act General Regulation, Alta Reg 148/2005

· Interpretation Act, RSA 2000, c I-8

· Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c L-12

· Marriage Act, RSBC 1996, c 282

· Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000, c M-8

· Matrimonial Property Regulation, Alta Reg 13/99

British Columbia

· Arbitration Act, RSBC 1996, c 55

· Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c 25

· Division of Pensions Regulation, BC Reg 348/2012

· Family Law Act Regulation, BC Reg 347/2012

· Interpretation Act, RSBC 1996, c 238

· Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c 13

· Marriage Act, RSA 2000, c M-5


· Bill-C78, an act to amend the Divorce Act and related legislation, as tabled at first reading

· Civil Marriage Act, SC 2005, c 33

· Divorce Act, RSC 1985, c 3 (2nd Supp)

· Federal Child Support Guidelines, SOR/97-175

· Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (Carol Rogerson and Rollie Thompson)

international treaties & conventions

· UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (the CRC or UNCRC)

· UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in child-friendly language

· Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Abduction Convention)

· Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (the Hague Child Support Convention)

· UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention)

· Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (the Hague Convention on Parental Responsibility and the Protection of Children)