“Vince has long been a thoughtful, reflective lawyer, continuing to read and think about law in a broad interdisciplinary context. His interest in education and skill as a teacher has been reflected in recent years in his leadership of the Kingston planning group of the AFCC-O.”
Professor Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
“Vince's involvement with the AFCC-O planning group is a natural evolution of his interest in caring for and representing children. Vince has a thoughtful manner and a respectful approach with all who work with children, regardless of their professional affiliation. He is a strong advocate of a collaborative, solution-focussed approach to issues.”
Trish Crowe, Social Worker
AFCC-O Distinguished Service Award
In 2013, Vincent A. Ramsay received a prestigious award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / Ontario (AFCC-O) for his commitment and success in establishing the Kingston branch of AFCC Ontario. This branch brings innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs in family law to Kingston, Ontario.
In 2010, he began planning the AFCC-O professional development program, for which he put together a working group of several professionals who have created a series of educational seminars for the Kingston family law community. Their programs have included: Understanding the Family Court Maze, Judicial Interviewing of Children, Experts in the Family Court, Alienation, and Concurrent CFSA and CLRA proceedings.
What is AFCC?
AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. AFCC brings together members of multiple disciplines in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors from all over the world. AFCC is unique because members do not share a common profession. Instead, AFCC members share a strong commitment to education, innovation, and collaboration in order to benefit communities, empower families, and promote a healthy future for children.