The role of a parenting coordinator
As a Parenting Coordinator in Ontario, I am authorized to act both as mediator and arbitrator. If the two parents are able to sit down and work out a solution, mediation is the first choice however when this is not possible, then I can arbitrate the matter.
Regardless of the issue, the goal is always to find the solution that is best for the child. The advantage to the parents is that facilitating these types of issues through a Parenting Coordinator is almost always faster and less expensive than taking the matter to Court.
It is not the role of the Parenting Coordinator however to make permanent changes to a pre-existing parenting plan. In most cases this can only be done in the court system.