About the OACP

The Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals represents 20 collaborative practice groups across Ontario. Members of the practice groups include trained collaborative legal, financial and family professionals.

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What We Do

Collaborative divorce is currently the most common use for the collaborative process in Ontario. However it is also an ideal process for cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts (“pre-nups”).

  • Separation agreements
  • Parenting agreements
  • Marriage contracts
  • Cohabitation agreements

Board of Directors & Committees

Our Board of Directors is comprised of legal, financial and family collaborative professionals from across the province.

Executive Director

Judith Huddart

Lawyer

President

Joelle Adelson

Lawyer

Past-President

Jim Jeffcott

Lawyer

Treasurer

Rob Smith

Financial Professional

Secretary

Nicola Savin

Lawyer

Board Member

Alison Anderson

Financial Professional

Board Member

Jennifer Black

Lawyer

Board Member

Carrie Heinzl

Financial Professional

Board Member

Brian Galbraith

Lawyer

Board Member

Bev LeMay

Family Professional

Board Member

Ellen Nightingale

Lawyer

Board Member

Angela Pickard

Family Professional

Board Member

Mark Weiman

Financial Professional

Our Committees & Committee Chairs

Advanced Collaborative Professional

Judith Huddart

Conference

Nicola Savin

Equity and Diversity

Joelle Adelson

Anne Vespry

External Communications (Gov't)
External Communications (Non-Gov't)
Finance
Governance

Nicola Savin

Internal Communications (Website, Newsletter)

Joelle Adelson

Online Collaborative Practice

Outreach
Practices and Procedures

Judith Huddart

Professional Development

Ellen Nightingale

Elizabeth Urban

Training

Deborah Graham

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Standards and Ethics

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has adopted Standards and Ethics appropriate for the unique nature of collaborative practice. They are designed to advance consistency of practice, a common set of expectations for professionals and clients, and a high level of integrity for the benefit of clients. The OACP encourages all collaborative professionals to regard these as minimum expectations to ensure that collaborative practice retains quality, consistency and integrity.

IACP Standards and Ethics Document