How does one choose an ADR professional?
ADR practitioners are not regulated by government, so the ADR Institute of Canada has developed its own standards, a Code of Ethics, a Code of Conduct for Mediators and a Complaints/Discipline procedure. In addition to a specific minimum level of training, members must abide by these codes.
Members may go further and apply for ADRIC’s professional designations: the Qualified Mediator or Qualified Arbitrator at an intermediate level, or the senior designations: Chartered Mediator or Chartered Arbitrator. These designations are the best way to gauge an ADR practitioner’s level of skill and experience with the knowledge that their performance has been reviewed and assessed by a committee of senior and respected practitioners.