Relationship Development Program - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) offers a comprehensive Relationship Development Program to help improve ongoing relationships and keep the lines of communication open between employers and unions while your collective agreement is in force.

Services include:

  • Joint Union-Management Workshops on a range of topics, including: improving your labour relationship, collective bargaining, labour-management committees, interest-based negotiations.
  • Facilitation of Meetings, Negotiations and other Joint Processes.
  • Grievance Mediation to assist parties in settling grievances before going to arbitration.

Relationship Development services are delivered jointly to labour and management by mediators with extensive experience in both traditional and alternative approaches to labour relations. These services can be customized to meet the specific needs of a particular workplace and are available free of charge when requested by both union and employer.

Further information


  • Telephone
    • National Capital Region: 819-654-4085
    • Halifax: 902-536-2000
    • Montreal: 438-892-1467
    • Toronto: 647-253-8050
    • Calgary: 587-230-2002
    • Vancouver: 604-661-4802
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