The  National Mediation Rules provide rules for initiating mediations including appointment of a mediator should the parties be unable to come to an agreement.

The Mediation Rules document contains the following:

Administration fees payable to the ADR Institute of Canada- see Schedule A of the Rules

The Model Dispute Resolution Clause set out below is of particular importance to those drafting or entering into contracts. Commercial contracts drafted by law firms of all sizes across Canada commonly contain a clause indicating that any dispute that arises with respect to the contract will be administered by ADR Canada, or one of its affiliates, pursuant to the National Mediation Rules or the ADRIC Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada.

Model Dispute Resolution Clause

The National Mediation Rules provides a Model Dispute Resolution Clause for Mediation and /or Arbitration.

All disputes arising out of or in connection with this agreement, or in respect of any legal relationship associated with or derived from this agreement, shall be mediated pursuant to the National Mediation Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. The place of mediation shall be [specify City and Province of Canada]. The language of the mediation shall be English or French [specify language].