In 1998, a small group of Vancouver lawyers became inspired by the growing Collaborative Movement in the United States and began meeting to discuss forming a Collaborative group.

In the summer of 1999, the founder of Collaborative Divorce, Stu Webb, along with Peggy Thompson and Pauline Tesler, travelled to Vancouver to lead North America's first training in Collaborative Practice.

The Vancouver Collaborative Divorce group was formed out of this training, becoming one of the earliest practice groups, which is why Vancouver has a strong and effective group of Collaborative Practitioners. Most of our members are still involved in Collaborative Divorce Vancouver, continuing to practice in Family Law and training and mentoring our newest Collaborative Practitioners. Our members all share one thing in common: we hope to help families have better post-separation lives. 

Vancouver Collaborative Divorce professionals are all members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Now active in 23 countries worldwide, the IACP is a "community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict."

CDV Board Members

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Co-Chair

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Treasurer

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Past Co-Chair

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Director

Our Story

In 1998, a small group of Vancouver lawyers became inspired by the growing Collaborative Movement in the United States and began meeting to discuss forming a Collaborative group. 

In the summer of 1999, the founder of Collaborative Divorce, Stu Webb, along with Peggy Thompson and Pauline Tesler, travelled to Vancouver to lead North America's first training in Collaborative Practice.

The Vancouver Collaborative Divorce group was formed out of this training, becoming one of the earliest practice groups, which is why Vancouver has a strong and effective group of Collaborative Practitioners. Most of our members are still involved in Collaborative Divorce Vancouver, continuing to practice in Family Law and training and mentoring our newest Collaborative Practitioners. Our members all share one thing in common: we hope to help families have better post-separation lives. 

Vancouver Collaborative Divorce professionals are all members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Now active in 23 countries worldwide, the IACP is a "community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict."