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ADR Atlantic Institute would like to give special thanks to the National Conference Steering Committee and Sub Committees. This includes the planners on the ground in Newfoundland.  Their volunteer efforts and time spent preparing are recognized and are very appreciated in ensuring the programs provided were pertinent and benefited our ADR membership and partners in attendance.  We would like to acknowledge and thank each of these volunteers for their contribution to a very successful 2017 National ADR Conference, held in St. John’s Newfoundland last week. They include:

Steering Committee:  Chair, Andy Butt (NL) whose guidance and leadership is applauded.

Sub Committee:

Regional Chair Wendy Scott (NB)

Sponsorship Norm Whalen and Andy Butt

Social/Companion Activities Chair Raelene Thomas (NL) and committee Tammy Sheppard, Cheryl Mullett, Janet Tucker, Carson Thistle (NL)

Program Chair Brenda Kelleher-Flight and committee Kelly Smith, Judy Beranger Lisa Cheeseman (NL)

Special Tasks – Indigenous Session, Bruce Gilbert (NL)

Special Tasks – DOJ, Legal Info, CBA, Norm Whalen (NL)

Special Tasks – Construction, John O’Dea (NL)

As well as the many others that contributed


ADR Atlantic membership was well represented with approximately 22 % of the conference registration. Participants praised the professional development programs, networking with national and regional colleagues, ADR partner associations, as well as ADR service users. 


We also recognize and thank the following people for their work and contribution to a successful 2017 conference:

ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI) Board of Directors, staff.

ADR Institute Canada (ADRIC) Board of Directors, National Conference Standing Committee, Steering Committee, and Executive Director, Janet McKay, including all staff. 

ADRIC out-going President Scott Siemens, Saskatchewan, and we welcome incoming president, Thierry Beriault, Quebec.

The ADRIC National Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec, October 2018.  

We hope to see you there.




Wendy Scott, C. Med., BIS.,

President, ADRAI


CICR and AST announce their collaboration to expand on

their leadership for peace, reconciliation and conflict

resolution in Atlantic Canada.

The CICR ‘Third Party Neutral Conflict Resolution Certificate’ will be offered in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the beautiful campus of Atlantic School of Theology (AST). Through this unique, comprehensive and accredited four module program (160 hours), participants learn how to uncover the sources and dynamics of conflicts, clarify intentions, and facilitate the development of solutions toward reconciliation. The first training module will be offered in the fall of 2017 and participants will receive a 40 hour certificate. A 160 hour Third Party Neutral Program Certificate is issued upon completion of all four modules. 

Please refer to the CICR website for further information: http://www.cicr-icrc.ca

REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://bit.ly/2qAoPJc


Patricia Brady


Marilyn J. Sweet


CICR-AST Poster.pdf


New featured presentation style for ADRIC Conference

ADR Atlantic Member Tim Brodie, C.Med., Q. Arb. presented his theory on the Keys to the Universe as one of ten ADRIC Talks presentations at the National Conference held in Calgary. All of the ADRIC Talks presentations were well received and they will be available online soon at the ADRIC website.


This is the group of ADRIC Talks presenters at the ADRIC National Conference in Calgary. Our Tim is at far right (brown jacket). These presentations were short Ted Talks style and were received very well -- there are fantastic ADR projects all over Canada. 
The new ADRIC logo and branding was announced at the Conference and it is featured on the banner at the right.

You will find Tim's presentation on YouTube using the title The Keys to the Universe or visit the ADRIC website and search there ( www.adric.ca ).




Halifax workshop, May 2015, Summary by Cavell Boone

 “Transformative Mediation has been adopted in a wide array of contexts including organizational, court, community and governmental settings and has been used in family, neighbour, divorce, youth, multi-party disputes. It has also been adapted for conflict interventions that address team development and organizational disputes” (ADRAI training brochure, March 2015) 


The full article can be accessed by clicking here:

Transformative Mediation Training Summary by Cavell Boone.pdf




FEES for Processing Designations Applications

At the May 30 2013 regular meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board reviewed its work with applications for designations. The Board found that the workload is becoming large for the volunteers who do assessment (there have been 16 applications started since September 2012). The process now requires administrative support to manage the applications and the committees now have costs associated with their meetings. The Board has polled other affiliates and learned that Ontario requires a $500 fee to process applications for Chartered Designations and $200 for Qualified Designations. Saskatchewan and Manitoba charge a fee of $200 for all applications. The Board has approved the following fee structure to be implemented for new applications for designations received from July 1, 2013 onwards:

Application for Chartered Arbitrator or Mediator  $200 plus HST processing fee will apply

Application for Qualified Arbitrator or Mediator    $100 plus HST processing fee will apply


ADR unleashes the creativity in disputants!

Welcome to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Atlantic Institute Website (an affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada)

The ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI) provides the public with:

  • Information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Access to competent ADR professionals

The ADR Atlantic Institute (ADRAI) provides Mediators, Arbitrators and other ADR practitioner members of the ADR Atlantic Institute with:

  • automatic membership in ADR Institute of Canada
  • a structure that includes accreditation/certification using the National C.Med./Q.Med. and C. Arb./Q.Arb. designations
  • a Code of Ethics
  • a network of professionals and a practice support framework
  • opportunities for upgrading their professional qualifications
  • access to professional practice liability insurance (E&O) at group rates
  • access to preferred rates for home and automobile insurance (NEW)
  • a listing in a National database of ADR practitioners
  • permission to use the ADR Institute of Canada logo on business cards and websites to indicate membership
  • invitations to apply on rosters that are managed by ADRIC or an affiliate
  • representation on policy and practice matters connected with ADR services

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) is a national organization that provides a strong and united voice for all matters relating to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Canada.

ADR Atlantic Institute

Box 123,  Halifax, NS

B3J 2M4

E-mail:   admin@adratlantic.ca

(ADR Atlantic operates a VIRTUAL OFFICE and does not use a telephone line -- email is the primary communications tool)

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