Individual Membership

Individual membership is open to ADR professionals who:

  • wish to demonstrate their expertise and commitment to excellence in the field;
  • seek to expand their knowledge and engage in ongoing professional development;
  • want opportunities to network with other ADR professionals; and
  • want be involved in Canada’s national ADR organization.

Join more than 2,000 ADR Professionals and interested individuals across the country!

To join ADRIC as an individual member you must be a member of one of our regional affiliates. For application forms and further information contact the affiliate in your region.

(If you are applying for membership and live outside Canada you can apply for International Membership with ADRIC.  If interested, please send an email and we will provide instructions.)

For information about Corporate & Organizational Membership, please click here .


Benefits of Membership

In addition to the many educational, networking, marketing and accreditation benefits of membership, members are part of an organization that will take them into the future.

These are just some of the benefits of membership:

A member in good standing can apply for accreditation as a Chartered Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, Qualified Mediator, or Qualified Arbitrator.

These designations are recognized nationally and internationally and signify to the public, and to those referring clients, that an ADR practitioner has achieved a level of skill and experience.  Professionals who have earned these designations stand above the crowd and enjoy a competitive advantage.

The letters behind a professional’s name mean something. A professional designation conveys your level of achievement to prospective users of your services.

Users of ADR services, including lawyers and other professionals referring clients, feel confident selecting ADR professionals with ADRIC designations. They are choosing individuals whose qualifications meet the highest standards and have been assessed by senior and respected practitioners.

Highly experienced members can apply for the Chartered Mediator, (C.Med) or Chartered Arbitrator, (C.Arb) designations. These are the highest designations offered by ADRIC. They are known and respected across Canada and internationally.

Members with mediation training and some practice experience can apply for the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) designation. Those with arbitration training can apply for the Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designation. These designations indicate a level of training needed to act as competent mediators and arbitrators.

For more information on these designations click here.


Practice Standards and a Regulatory Framework

ADRIC is the largest and most respected organization of ADR professionals in Canada. Membership is a competitive advantage that sets you apart from ADR practitioners who are not associated with a strong organization.

ADRIC members are held accountable to practice standards that include ADRIC’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. (Practitioners not associated with any organization are accountable to no one, making them a more uncertain choice for ADR users.)

ADRIC and its affiliates also administer a complaints and discipline process, for the rare situations when members fail to follow the code of conduct or ethics. This provides an avenue of redress for users of ADR services who feel the service they have received breaches ADRIC’s practice standards.


Add Your Name to Canada’s Largest Association of ADR Professionals

Listing on our national database, ADR CONNECT, is free with the cost of Full membership – and there is no better way of getting your name in front of thousands of potential users – nationally and internationally. You can list your areas of expertise, your designations, biographical details and  resume, and your calendar to your listing. Users can search by name, geographic area, practice area and language. This web site provides our members with  an invaluable national and international marketing opportunity.

ADRIC also uses ADR CONNECT to appoint arbitrators and mediators to cases, for Roster calls and work opportunities available only to ADRIC members.

ADRIC also circulates notices of jobs and unique work opportunities only to Full members.


Preferred Insurance Coverage

ADRIC has negotiated competitive professional liability and business insurance rates for our members through Marsh Canada. For rates, applications and further information click here.

Members also receive preferred rates for other business and personal insurance needs. Click here for more information on auto and home insurance.



Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal

With a cross-Canada Editorial Board of some of the foremost mediators and arbitrators in Canada, the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal provides insights and information on issues of central concern to ADR professionals from all provinces. To view the Journal click here.

ADR Perspectives

Also boasting a cross-Canada Editorial Board, ADR Perspectives is intended to be useful and relevant to ADR end users, by publishing short articles with a practical focus containing suggestions and general advice on arbitration, mediation, and other ADR topics.


Opportunities to Have Your Work Published

To write for the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, send you article or a proposal to Guidelines for Potential Authors

Articles for ADR Perspectives should be submitted as follows:

Arbitration: Bryan C. Duguid QC, FCIArb, Co-Editor,

Mediation: Pamela Large Moran, BA, LL.M, C.Med, Co-Editor,

Other ADR topics: Bryan Duguid, ADR Perspectives Author Guidelines


The ADRIC Annual National Conference

Each year, ADRIC brings together leading professionals from across the country to discuss the ADR issues of immediate and long-term relevance to our members and users of ADR. The conference is an invaluable networking and learning opportunity that is available to members at a reduced rate.

Comments from delegates of past conferences:

“I would like to express my appreciation for the opportunity to attend this conference. It was extremely well-organized, with a variety of topics which covered all the bases in the ADR fields. The presenters were impressive, many with stellar credentials.”

“Topics were current and interesting…”

“Great variety of sessions, great venue, very well organized.”

For this year’s event click here.



ADRIC provides leadership in all matters relating to the practice of ADR in Canada and a unified voice for ADR practitioners across the country.

Credibility by Association

Access to the Member logo for use on your business cards, letterhead, website and other marketing material to boost your credibility by showing that you are a member of an established, credible organization. Available through your affiliate.

Member Portal with online access to special products, marketing aids, documents and information,  and where you can register for events with member discounts.

Special Discounts on Relevant Goods and Services with ADRIC’s Affinity Programs

  • ADRIC members can save on telephone conferencing (only 2.5¢/minute!), as well as webinars and video conferencing;
  • Members save 20% on Mediate to Go! a cloud-based case management software;
  • “Square” – an alternative to cash or cheque payments for your clients;
  • Save 20% on any legal, ADR, HR, and family practice areas titles from Thomson Reuters Canada and Éditions Yvon Blais;
  • ADRIC members can save on home and auto insurance with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.


Join Canada’s largest ADR Professional Association today!