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Welcome to the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta

The ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA) is the Regional Affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada. We are the membership body for mediators, arbitrators, restorative justice practitioners, and other dispute resolution professionals in Alberta.

ADRIA is a non-profit organization which trains, represents, and supports ADR professionals, and assists the people and organizations who use their services. Our focus is on providing options to resolve conflicts, address harm, or make decisions in a way that is appropriate for the situation, and that allow the people involved to avoid litigation.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) 

Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes techniques and processes outside traditional litigation that are usually entered into voluntarily by parties wanting to resolve a dispute. These processes can include negotiation, mediation, arbitration, restorative justice and conflict coaching.

If you are interested in learning more about the spectrum of ADR processes, we offer a one-day course to explain these options called Appropriate Dispute Resolution - ADR 110. Click here for details about this program.

Events

Save the Date: Edmonton Area Networking Event

Tuesday, January 27th

5pm-8pm

MKT Fresh Food | Beer Market

Details coming soon

Mark your calendar:

ADRIC 2015: ADR Canada's Annual National Conference

October 29th & 30th

Calgary Westin

ADR Training and Professional Development

Whether you are a professional looking to improve your communication and conflict resolution skills, or you are interested in ADR as a career, we offer a variety of programs and courses in both Edmonton and Calgary. Registration for Winter/Spring 2015 courses is now open.

Register for Courses

Find a Mediator or Arbitrator

ADRIA maintains a directory of Alberta arbitrators and mediators to help the public find a qualified practitioner.

View the Directory Online

Professional ADR Designations

If you are interested in becoming a Mediator or Arbitrator, ADRIA is responsible for recommending candidates who wish to apply for the national designation of Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb), Chartered Mediator (C.Med), and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) to the ADR Institute of Canada. The designations are internationally recognized and indicate that the practitioners have met a certain level of experience and skill in their field.

Learn more about the Professional Designations

Learn how to apply for a Professional Designation

Customized Group and Corporate Training

ADRIA customizes conflict resolution training to fit your organization's or group's specific needs on location anywhere in Alberta.

Contact ADRIA's Director of Professional Development

Become a Member

ADRIA is a membership-based organization. We offer several levels of membership for individuals, businesses, and ADR groups. Join our group of committed ADR professionals and access valuable resources, professional development, and contacts.

Apply for a Membership