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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.

ADRIA advances excellence in the field of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), its practices, and its professionals by:

-providing nationally recognized training and professional designations for dispute resolution practitioners

-offering information and resources to the public to help identify the dispute resolution process that would best meet their needs

-maintaining a directory of mediators and arbitrators to help the public find a qualified professional

-referring parties to mediators and arbitrators using an independent select and appoint process

-conducting customized assessments and training for groups and corporations to bring positive and productive communication practices to their professions or workplaces.

-collaborating with other ADR organizations to promote the use of Appropriate Dispute Resolution practices


ADR Networking Mixer - Calgary Area

A social event for ADR Practitioners, and their friends and colleagues. Appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5pm - 7pm

Pegasus Greek Restaurant - 4824 16th Street SW

Tickets are $15.

RSVP to before November 10th, and then pay at the door.

Free parking is available.

See flyer.


Whether you are a professional looking to improve your communication and conflict resolution skills, or someone interested in ADR as a career, we offer a variety of programs and courses in both Edmonton and Calgary. Registration for our Fall/Winter 2014 and 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

The National designations of Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb), Chartered Mediator (C.Med), and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) 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 will customize conflict resolution training to fit an organization's or group's specific needs, offered 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 and contacts.

Apply for a Membership