ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Type of organization: non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1973
  • Interests: Mediation - Arbitration
  • Fields of expertise: Coordinate & Inform

[edit] Description

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADR Canada) is a national non-profit organization that provides national leadership in the development and promotion of dispute resolution services in Canada and internationally. In concert with seven regional affiliates across the country, it represents and supports professionals who provide dispute resolution services and the individuals and organizations that use those services. Its membership includes over 1,700 individuals and 60 business and community organizations from across Canada.

Seventeen hundred ADR practitioners across the country belong to the ADR Institute of Canada through affiliates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

[edit] Services

[edit] The Institute provides its members with:

  • A regulatory framework that includes standards for education and practice including a Code of Ethics and a Mediator’s Code of Conduct. This framework, (which includes a Discipline and Complaint Procedure) provides the public with an important measure of protection. Complaints can be made against any practitioner who is alleged to have breached the Code. As a member of the Institute you are a member of a self-regulating and highly respected professional body.
  • Recognized practice designations that include the Chartered Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, and Qualified Mediator designations. These designations assist the public to choose a practitioner who is practicing at a specific level and whose qualifications have been reviewed by a professional body for enhanced quality assurance.
  • Leadership to ADR practitioners
  • Networking and educational opportunities
  • A unified voice for ADR practitioners in speaking to government
  • Important advertising opportunities including listing on ADR Connect, a national database of members from which the public may select the ADR practitioner of his or her choice
  • National Mediation Rules and National Arbitration Rules that are widely accepted throughout Canada for the resolution of commercial disputes.

[edit] For Consumers of ADR services

Members of the public, lawyers and other professionals in need of ADR Services regularly consult ADR Connect or call our office for assistance in sourcing the ADR professional best suited to their needs according to practice area, skill level, location or any number of additional criteria.

In selecting a practitioner who is a member of the Institute you are selecting someone who is a member of an established and recognized professional association. You are assured of the member’s commitment to upholding the Institute’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and have an avenue of redress should standards of practice fall below a certain standard.

Individuals and professionals find further assurance in selecting a member who has the Qualified Mediator, Chartered Mediator or Chartered Arbitrator designation. These designations indicate the practitioner’s degree of skill and experience as a professional in the field.

Code of Ethics This code is applicable to all members of the Institute in their capacity as arbitrators and mediators generally and in their undertaking of an arbitration or mediation appointment specifically.

  • A Member shall uphold and abide by the Rules of Conduct, regulations and other professional requirements adopted by the Institute.
  • A Member shall not carry on any activity or conduct which could reasonably be considered as conduct unbecoming of a member of the Institute.
  • A Member shall uphold the integrity and fairness of the arbitration and mediation processes.
  • A Member shall ensure that the parties involved in an arbitration or mediation are fairly informed and have an adequate understanding of the procedural aspects of the process and of their obligations to pay for services rendered.
  • A Member shall satisfy him/herself that he/she is qualified to undertake and complete an appointment in a professional manner.
  • A Member shall disclose any interest or relationship likely to affect impartiality or which might create an appearance of partiality or bias.
  • A Member, in communicating with the parties, shall avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety.
  • A Member shall conduct all proceedings fairly and diligently, exhibiting independence and impartiality.
  • A Member shall be faithful to the relationship of trust and confidentiality inherent in the office of arbitrator or mediator.
  • A Member shall conduct all proceedings related to the resolution of a dispute in accordance with applicable law.

[edit] Contact

ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.

Suite 405-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1K5

Phone: 416-487-4733

Toll Free: 1-877-475-4353

Fax: 416-487-4429


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