• What happens to my pension? Cottage? Business?
  • How am I going to get through this?
  • When will I stop feeling sad? Ashamed?
  • How will we split everything?
  • How will we tell the children?
  • What will everyone think?
  • What about the kids?
  • Does it have to be a big court battle?
  • Do we have to sell the house?
  • How am I going to pay the bills?
Credentials & Experience




Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Ontario Certified Teacher

Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM)

Certified Elder Mediator (OAFM)

Certified Catalyst Coach

The Collaborative Advtange

Elizabeth Sterritt

Elizabeth is an accredited bilingual (English/French) Family Mediator in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Her practice includes a specialization in family mediation and conflict coaching.

Skilled in coaching family members to take notice of their pattern of interacting with each other, Elizabeth assists them in transforming their communication style to enable them to engage in a productive pattern for the future. Her invitational approach offers couples the opportunity to co-create the appropriate parenting plan for their needs.

The past president of OAFM (Ottawa Chapter), Elizabeth is a member of the Family Mediation Canada executive and a member of the Centre for Conflict Education and Research Board of Directors at Carleton University, as well as an active member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.

"I am honoured to work with parents who choose a collaborative approach to divorce. This choice demonstrates the utmost respect for the needs of their children at a critical time in their lives."

— Elizabeth Sterritt

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