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 member of the Board of Directors for Alberta Family Mediation Society. 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 RegistryAlberta College of Social Workers
  • Member of the Private Practice Roster   Alberta College of Social Workers
  • International Certified Clinical Addictions Counselor (ICCAC) Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (2007)
  • Member of the Alberta Family Mediation Society (2007)
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) 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)                                                             
  • Alberta Family Mediation Society