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Definition: Alternative dispute resolution (also known as ADR), includes a variety of methods by which legal conflicts and disputes are resolved privately and outside of the court system. The most common forms are arbitration and mediation. In mediation, a neutral person assists those involved in the conflict in communicating and negotiating a settlement that satisfies all of them.

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Family Mediation Services offers free information and assistance with: bringing applications in Provincial (Family) Court concerning custody, access and private guardianship of children; mediation services to assist families in resolving parenting issues, e.g. custody, access, private guardianship and child support; courses to improve parenting skills and communication between parents who are living apart; and other court-directed services intended to aid in resolving parenting disputes.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Child support, Custody and access, Guardianship and trusteeship, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre (MRJC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to building safer and peaceful communities. They provide mediation services to people and groups in conflict (neightbour disputes, family situations between siblings, parents, children or other family members), and restorative justice services to victims and offenders. These services are offered free of charge to anyone in the greater Edmonton region (Alberta).

Related keywords: Mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Restorative justice, Self-representation

The mission of the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal (MSAT) is to promote self-governance, certainty, and respect within the Metis Settlements through adjudication, mediation and education. MSAT deals with land and membership disputes. MSAT also amends right of entry orders and settles compensation disputes for oil and gas activities on Settlement lands. MSAT may resolve other matters as called for in Metis Settlements General Council Policies and local Settlement by-laws.

Related keywords: Aboriginal self-governance, Courts and court judgments, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

This section of the Alberta Provincial Courts website explains about using mediation to resolve a lawsuit. You may request mediation or the court may select your lawsuit for mediation once a Dispute Note has been filed. This program is free to the parties involved.

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The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) offers landlords and tenants an alternative means of resolving serious disputes outside of court. The Service is designed to be faster, more informal and less expensive than the courts. A tenant or a landlord who has concerns related to an eviction, unpaid rent/utilities, security deposit, damages, repairs or other common disagreements can use the service.

Related keywords: Landlord and tenant, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The society providse services that support the resolution of concerns in our community by helping our community members to communicate concerns and resolve conflict respecfully.

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This 49-page background paper published by the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission introduces readers to a wide variety of dispute resolution methods that can be used to resolve human rights issues in the workplace and offers a comprehensive discussion about mediation. This article gives an overview of the paper; the complete text can be downloaded as a PDF. 

Related keywords: Mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Workers' rights and employment standards

The UCA represents Alberta small consumers by acting as the voice of consumers during regulatory proceedings to ensure the lowest regulated rates consistent with reasonable service, and by providing consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about how to purchase electricity and natural gas, based on their individual circumstances. When consumers have exhausted known avenues of issue resolution, the UCA will investigate and mediate concerns with utility companies.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Consumer protection and fraud, Landlord and tenant, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution


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. "ADR Connect" is provided to assist in locating an ADR professional. This website allows visitors requiring the services of a qualified mediator to quickly identify suitable professionals to help settle their dispute. Users can search by locality, qualifications, background/case experience and date availability. is intended to promote the practices of Canada's growing community of dispute resolution professionals, but also to expedite the scheduling process for those individuals & organizations that regularly require mediators.

Related keywords: Mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Other legal personnel

This booklet from Family Law Education for Women explains alternative dispute resolution and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. (PDF - 8 pages)

Related keywords: Family law general resources, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution