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Welcome to the ADR Institute of Ontario

The Institute provides information about mediation and arbitration and access to mediators and arbitrators in Ontario. Our members are provided with a regulatory structure that includes accreditation, a Code of Ethics and advocacy in all matters relating to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ontario, for all forms of conflict including: Family Mediation; Estate; Workplace, Employment, and Labour; Construction; Restorative Justice; Business; IT and IP; Real Estate and Property; Commercial; Contract; Community; Health Care; Education; Sports: Environmental; Insurance; International; etc.


August 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014

Designed specifically for ADRIO Members, this course is now available to all ADRIC Members as well as Non-Members! 60-day Windows to complete the Course online 24/7. Next course session date to be announced around late August 2014.

LSUC accreditation for 2 Professionalism hours and 6 Substantive hours.  Also accredited by various Law Societies across Canada.

An Essential Guide to Family Business Conflicts: From Generation to Generation

October 10, 2014

 This one-day session will provide what you need for future success in a field that is, because of the demographics, growing by leaps and bounds as family businesses transition from one generation to another. Whether you are a Financial Advisor, Money Manager, Business Management Consultant, Accountant or Mediator you will leave with:

• ideas for how to market to ride the crest of the demographic wave and find work;
• a good understanding of the dynamics of family business conflict;
• knowledge of where and what resources are available;
• financial strategies to avoid or resolve disputes;
• roles played by other professionals;
• what mediators do to support families in transition;
• an understanding of the 3-circle family business model and models of inter-professional practice.

C.Meds and Q.Meds: Earn 11.5 CEE points!


Early bird rates end September 10th.



November 22, 2014

9:00 am to 4:30 pm: The ADR Institute of Ontario is pleased to present a full-day workshop covering the basics of civil procedure in Ontario for non-lawyer mediators. The workshop goes toward fulfilling the civil procedure requirements for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program (OMMP). Instructor: Gary Furlong, C.Med. Space is limited to 20 participants. Register early.

Insurance Section Meeting: Making Mediation Work - The Essentials for a Winning Approach

September 10, 2014

5:45 - 7:30 pm Eastern Time. No charge, but advance ONLINE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Also available by webinar. The ADRIO office is a fragrance free environment.

Fall Lineup of Special Interest Section Meetings

September 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

ADRIO is pleased to present an exciting lineup of Special Interest Sections meetings this Fall.  Please see the schedule below, and SAVE THE DATES!  Additional meetings, information and registration details will be announced soon.

September 30:  Family Section
with Guest Speaker Bruce Ally - Topic: "Child Protection Mediation"

October 15:  Restorative Justice Section with Guest Speaker Rita Czarny, C.Med - Topic: "Non-Violent Communication"

October 16:  A special evening program "C.Med Informational Night" with Cheryl Gaster, LL.B., C.Med  and Blaine Donais, LL.B., LL.M., C.Med, RPDR, WFA

December 10: Insurance Section
(speaker/topic to be announced)


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