The Red Book of Hamilton

Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Family Law

Mandatory Information Programs (MIPs)

Areas Served Hamilton (City of); Hamilton MIP's are mostly attended by individuals with court actions in Hamilton but open to any individual with a court action in a family court in Ontario
HoursHours vary
LanguageEnglish; Material available in French
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Agency Type Provincial Government
905-645-5252 ext 2516
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172 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1G9
On bus routes
(1) KING
(10) B-LINE

Designed to ensure that parties starting a court application or bringing a motion to change are provided with upfront information to help the parties make informed decisions about the next steps in the parties’ family law case. Programs are managed by local family mediation and information service providers. In Hamilton the provider is AXIS Family Mediation Inc.


Age 18 years and older


Sessions are scheduled on filing of an application that starts a family law case, and when a moving party brings a motion to change a final order. The applicant or moving party will receive two notices: one that advises when the applicant should attend the MIP and one that advises when the other party is to attend the MIP. Members of the public are welcome to attend Mandatory Information Program sessions, but registration is required.