About Jim Pender

Jim is a deeply respected community member who has been active on the Boards of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, The Alberta Law Foundation, Catholic Family Services, and Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center, the Family Resource Center and is a past chair of Alberta Family Mediation Society. Jim is a current member of the board for the Alberta chapter of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Jim has worked directly in the transportation, agricultural, educational, oil and gas, and professional services sectors. 


  • Ph.D., Graduate Division of Educational Research, University of Calgary
  • Master of Social Work (Clinical Specialization) University of Calgary
  • Registered Member of Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) Registration #1276
  • Member of the Clinical Specialty Registry Alberta College of Social Workers
  • Member of the Private Practice Roster   Alberta College of Social Workers
  • Certified Clinical Addictions Counselor (CCAC) Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (2007)
  • Member of the Alberta Family Mediation Society (2007)
  • Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) Alberta Human Resources Institute (1996)
  • Qualified Myers-Briggs (MBTI Administrator & Facilitator Psychometrics Canada (1996)
  • Qualified Strong Interest Inventory Administrator & Facilitator Psychometrics Canada (1998)
  • Registered Family Mediator (RFM)  Alberta Family Mediation Society 
  • Registered Parenting Coordinator/Arbitrator (RPC/A)           
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (C-SAT) (2015)