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This page is to share webinars and online events that may be of interest to the ADR community.

Upcoming Webinars and Online Events

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 3:00 PM

    AAMS' proposal has been accepted as a potential Aviva Community Fund recipient - Your votes are needed!

    For eight years, Aviva has been investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada, supporting the causes that people care most about, and strengthening local communities. Aviva is proud to have provided more than $7.5 million in idea funding to date, and will donate over $1 million this year.  ADRIA's charitable partner in the Alberta ADR community, the Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society (AAMS), was recently accepted as a potential recipient of 2018 AVIVA funding.  Your votes are needed to secure this opportunity - and voting closes on October 19th!.

    AAMS has proposed Resolution Cafes as an accessible opportunity for Albertan's to learn more about their ADR options.  You can read full details on the Aviva website when you cast your votes.  It only takes a few minutes to register, and another few to vote.  Every registered visitor to the site has 18 votes, which they can cast in favour of AAMS's Resolution Cafes, or use to support other community initiatives.  Voting is open for only 10 days, and closes on October 19th.   Please encourage others to participate and support this innovative ADR proposal.  

    Vote now!  

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • Friday, December 08, 2017

    Law Society of Alberta Presents:

    How do you find or get legal help? Or do you? Legal problems are something many Albertans face in their lifetime. And yet, many Albertans can’t find or get the help they need.

    The Law Society of Alberta would like to understand the barriers Albertans face finding or getting legal help. We have launched a public engagement campaign running through December 8, 2017. We want to hear from as many Albertans as possible about your experiences finding and using legal services. 

    More Information & Public Questionnaire

    The legal landscape in Alberta and around the world, looks much different today than it did a century ago and yet the way law is practised remains largely the same.

    We know that legal services are becoming increasingly inaccessible and this has led consumers to challenge the traditional ways that legal services are offered. The public is looking for alternatives and frequently resort to a do-it-yourself approach, often involving the internet and technology.

    More Information & Lawyer's Questionnaire

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • Friday, December 08, 2017

    The Law Society of Alberta Launches Public Engagement:

    How do you find or get legal help? Or do you? Legal problems are something many Albertans face in their lifetime, yet many people can’t find or get the help they need. 

    The Law Society of Alberta would like to understand if Albertans face barriers when finding or getting legal help. We launched a public engagement campaign that will run through December 8, 2017. We want to hear from as many Albertans as possible about their experiences finding and using lawyers and other service providers. We are also talking to Alberta lawyers to get their perspectives on the future of legal service delivery. 

    “We are committed to providing the public with opportunities to have discussions, ask questions and share their thoughts about getting legal advice or working with lawyers,” says Don Thompson, QC, Executive Director, Law Society of Alberta. 

    The Law Society invites Albertans to visit to join the conversation. They can share stories, complete a short survey and participate in an online discussion forum. There are also opportunities to join the conversation in person. The sessions below will all take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Calgary Tuesday, October 17 Kerby Centre
    • Red Deer Wednesday, October 18 Baymont Inn & Suites
    • Fort McMurray Thursday, October 26 Radisson Hotel & Suites
    • Medicine Hat Wednesday, November 8 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
    • Calgary Thursday, November 9 The Kahanoff Centre
    • Grande Prairie Tuesday, November 14 Holiday Inn & Suites
    • Lethbridge Tuesday, November 21 Sandman Hotel
    • Edmonton Wednesday, November 29 The Westin

    For more details about these opportunities, visit 

    The Law Society of Alberta regulates the legal profession in the public interest by promoting and enforcing a high standard of professional and ethical conduct by Alberta lawyers. 

    For further information: Colleen Brown Law Society of Alberta, Manager, Communications 403.229.4744

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online - see description for login details

    An ADRIA Event

    Please join the Bridging the Distance Community of Practice in September for a discussion on setting goals.

    The Bridging the Distance committee will draw on the expertise of Jody Walker, Mental Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services - Addiction & Mental Health for guidance in managing mediations with people with mental health and addictions issues.  Jody brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the field with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field in various capacities, with her longest position working as an Addiction Counsellor for 12.5 years.  To make for fruitful discussion, she would like mediators to bring scenarios where you have noticed the presence of mental health issues or addiction (often noted on a safety screen) so that we can work them through with someone with expertise in the field.  These might include things like narcissism, drug addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, alcoholism, etc.  To increase the value of this presentation, it will be interactive and responsive to the needs of mediators who want to troubleshoot mental health and addictions issues in clients.  

    Jody Walker

    Mental Health Promotion Facilitator

    Alberta Health Services - Addiction & Mental Health 

    Login details:

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

    Or iPhone one-tap (Canada Toll):  +16475580588,,265944478#

    Or Telephone:

        Dial: +1 647 558 0588 (Canada Toll)

        +1 855 703 8985 (Canada Toll Free)

        Meeting ID: 265 944 478

        International numbers available:

    Bridging the Distance Community of Practice

    The Bridging the Distance Committee's Community of Practice provides ADRIA members outside of Edmonton or Calgary with Professional Development opportunities and a link to ADRIA staff. Often, when we are at a distance, we don’t have colleagues with whom to debrief or opportunities to connect. The Bridging the Distance Community of Practice can be that forum. As a community of practice, we want to be able to share, learn, develop and grow. 

    Members in Edmonton and Calgary are also invited to join.   Everyone is welcome. 

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Presented by: National Workplace Bullying Coalition

    Surviving & Thriving Workplace Bullying: Tools to Eliminate Incivility, Workplace Bullying, Harassment, Violence, and Other Bad Behaviours That Ruin Your Workplace

    Register & More Information

Past events

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 What's Trust Got to do with It?
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Setting Goals for the Year
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Neutralizing the Litigator Mentality in Arbitration and Mediation
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Ready for July 1st? An update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
Monday, June 19, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Safety Issues
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 A discussion of the ACR ethical principles for workplace neutrals
Thursday, May 25, 2017 ADRIA 2017 Annual General Meeting - Online
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Webinar: What You Didn't Know That You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorders and Recovery in the Workplace
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Updates and Discussion with Alberta Justice Dispute Resolution Services
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Bridging the Distance: When do you Terminate a Mediation and Why?
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Webinar Topic: Preventing Workplace Violence-Assessing Risks and Threats
Monday, March 13, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Everyone Gets Stuck Sometimes!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Webinar Topic: Emerging Issues in Human Rights: Family Status and Transgender Accommodation in Employment
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Pre-mediations– what’s your strategy?
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Webinar Topic: Top Issues in Employment Law
Friday, January 20, 2017 Webinar Topic: Preventing Workplace Violence-Assessing Risks and Threats
Monday, January 09, 2017 Bridging the Distance: Finding the Right Space
Thursday, June 02, 2016 ADRIA 2016 Annual General Meeting - Online
Friday, June 05, 2015 ADRIA Annual General Meeting - Online

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