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.
Mark your calendar:
ADRIC 2015: ADR Canada's Annual National Conference
October 29th & 30th
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 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