Regional Lionel J. McGowan Award: The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) announces that two outstanding individuals have been chosen to receive this year’s Regional Lionel J. McGowan Award. This award is given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the promotion and development of ADR within a region or made an outstanding contribution […]
Dear ADRIC Clients, Committees, Partners and Service Providers, It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Janet McKay`s departure as Executive Director of The ADR Institute of Canada, effective November 1st, 2021. Janet has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while […]
In keeping with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) strategic priorities to ensure transparency, integrity and good governance at every level, the Federation has announced the formation of its new Ethics Commission with the first three members appointed. Following on from the adoption of a comprehensive Code of Ethics and Conduct, the CGF Ethics Commission is […]
Dr. Richard Beifuss was a Chartered Arbitrator and an ADRIC Correspondence Course in Arbitration instructor for many years. He so enjoyed working with the students and sharing his knowledge. He passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 7, 2021. https://www.barkerfh.com/obituary/richard-beifuss
Roger had a 24 year career with Sears Canada in human resources assignments, including Director of Human Resources. As a senior member of the HR management team, he participated in establishing, communicating and maintaining the corporate Human Resources strategic plan and was responsible for developing and implementing the HR strategy in the following business functions: […]
Mediator hopes mandatory early dispute resolution in family law matters will lead to `better outcomes’
Regina-based mediator Sara Lambert says one of the benefits of early dispute resolution in family law matters is that it puts decisions in the hands of the people involved, and not a judge. Marriage breakdowns result in incredible stress for everyone in the family. They can also cause strain on the courts. A variety of […]
We have just learned of the recent passing of Mary Margaret Biedermann, a long-time ADRIO/ADRIC member. She was very active in ADRIO committees for some time and most recently was working on the ADRIC Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Task Force. We are grateful for Mary’s work and enthusiasm.
February 6, 1951 – July 4, 2020 Like many, Chris Harris became a mediator later in life. He started his training during his retirement in 2011. He attended the ADRIC 2011 conference in Vancouver and every ADRIC conference since. He was always a delight to see and chat with; always smiling and positive. We […]
ADRIC offers free webinar to assist members in time of social distancing: Options for Online Dispute Resolution: An Introduction to Using Zoom
ADRIC wants to support its members in this time of self-isolation and social distancing as these may be impacting your practice, so we are offering a complimentary webinar on ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) and Zoom Videoconferencing; see below. Many of you are already on the Zoom platform via the excellent ADRIC Group Plan. Those who […]
Longstanding arbitrator member Tom Heintzman passed away on October 24, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Tom was a strong supporter of ADRIC and gave his time to assist on assorted projects.