The ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA) is the source of Alternative Dispute Resolution information, resources, and expertise in Alberta.
ADRIA is a registered not-for-profit organization that serves our members, the public, and our clients throughout the province.
We are the professional membership body for mediators, arbitrators, and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioners in Alberta.
As the regional affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada, ADRIA is responsible for recommending candidates for the nationally-recognized professional designations of Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb), Chartered Mediator (C. Med), Chartered Mediator-Arbitrator (C. Med-Arb), Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb) and Qualified Mediator (Q. Med).
See the meeting and documents from our latest Annual General Meeting.
ADRIA officially opened in 2012, but we have a much longer history. For 30 years we operated as the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS). But AAMS is a registered charity, and in 2012, to comply with Canadian tax laws, AAMS split into two separate organizations with different mandates.
Today, AAMS is a charity promoting ADR in Alberta, and ADRIA is a non-profit society carrying on the work of a membership organization.