ADR Services in Alberta
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There are a number of ways to access dispute resolution services in our province. You can hire your own mediator, arbitrator, or other ADR practitioner, or you may be eligible for a government program or a service offered by a non-profit organization. Government and non-profit organizations which offer ADR services to Albertans are listed below.
Alberta Government Programs
The Alberta government has a wide range of mediation and conflict resolution programs available to the public at little or no cost. Programs are available for disputes in a number of areas including: civil court claims, land use, municipal affairs, family situations (divorce, child support, or child protection), environment, agriculture, energy, labour, and landlords and tenants.
A variety of programs and services are available to assist communities, nonprofits and volunteerism in Alberta.
Condominium, Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is a fast, inexpensive, less-formal way to settle disputes between landlords and tenants.
The RTDRS is a tribunal that gives landlords and tenants a way to settle issues without going to court.
The Mission of the Condominium Owners Forum Society of Alberta (COFSAB) is to provide condo owners and occupants with opportunities for networking, education and advocacy to improve the management and value of their properties, strengthen governance of their corporations, enhance the public perception of condominium living, and foster a greater sense of community and collaboration amongst all stakeholders.
Community Mediation Programs
These non-profit organizations provide volunteers to assist in resolving conflicts between neighbours, and within community and non-profit organizations, at no cost to participants.
His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili
Alberta Restorative Justice Association
An association of organizations and individuals who practice Restorative Justice. Supports existing and new RJ initiatives in Alberta.
Fairview Community Restorative Justice
Restorative processes and Victim-Offender mediation. Programs include Building Safer Ground and Circles of Support and Accountability.
Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) AFMS advocates for the resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals.
Peer Mediation and Skills Training (PMAST)
Foundation for Administrative Justice (FOAJ)
Edmonton & Calgary
A nonprofit training organization that helps agencies, boards, and commissions educate their members and staff in conducting administrative justice tribunals.