In order to ensure and encourage enhanced professionalism and adherence to best practices, ADRIO™ requires that new members take its online course: Practical Ethics for Working Mediators before or within the first three months of new membership. Membership applicants must have taken the course or be registered for a Course Window for their application to be considered. To register for the course contact

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Membership Categories

Full Member: Full Membership is open to any person engaged in practicing in the area of arbitration, mediation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution who is of good character and reputation, and can satisfy the Membership Committee that he or she has obtained and maintained standards of academic achievement (have successfully completed an Institute-approved 40-hour course in arbitration or mediation or have equivalent expertise arising from experience in the area of alternate dispute resolution in Canada) and professional experience consistent with the aims and objectives of the ADR Institute of Ontario.
Annual Fee: $287 plus HST.

Associate: Open to all persons of good character and reputation interested in the field but have no training in the area of alternate dispute resolution, or those who have training but are not practicing in the field.
Annual Fee: $117 plus HST.

Student: Open to persons of good character and reputation who are enrolled in full-time studies (i.e., Ph.D., B.A., LL.B.). Please note: Student Membership is not available to those involved in part-time studies.
Annual Fee: $54 plus HST.

Please read our Refund Policy.

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Membership Benefits

Education and Information

Special Interest Section Meetings, webinars and access to video recordings featuring various ADR related topics and speakers of interest.  ✓  ✓  ✓
Electronic delivery of ADRIO’s newsletter: ADR Update three times per year and ADRIO Member Bulletin at least twice per month.
Discounts to all Professional Development programs. Plans for 2017 include events across Ontario, including Ottawa.  



Your own Member Portal for you to register for events at a discount, access special products, documents, job postings, discussion forums and more.
Opportunity to serve on ADRIO committees.
Automatic membership with ADR Institute of Canada

Business Development

Outreach to government and other organizations to promote ADR.
Roster calls, RFPs and work opportunities.
Access to the ADRIO Members logo for use on your business cards, letterhead, website and other marketing materials to boost your credibility by showing that you are a member of an established, credible organization.  

Use of a polished, customizable PowerPoint presentation explaining what ADR is, who you are and what you do as an ADR professional that will allow you to make a great impression while saving you hours of time!  

Public listing on ADR CONNECT so clients can find and contact you.

Cost Savings

Up to 50% off of ADRIO branded stationary through Vista Print.
Special discounts on relevant goods and services through ADRIO’s new affinity program (health & dental insurance, home & auto insurance and more!)
Extremely competitive errors & omissions insurance rates through Marsh Canada (this alone is worth the price of membership!).

If you have any membership questions, please contact / (416) 487-4447 x 101 / Toll Free: 1-844-487-4447 x 101.

You must submit application with electronic payment. Your application will not be considered without payment. If your application is not accepted, your payment will be refunded in the same form originally used.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be informed of your membership status as soon as possible.

The information in this application will be used for the sole purpose of assessing your qualifications for membership.

If accepted as a member, your “basic information”, will be listed on our web site and your e-mail and mailing address will be used to send you information such as our newsletter, ADR Update, and other important event notices. If you do not wish to be listed on our web site or receive information by mail or e-mail from the Institute you may so indicate on the attached application form.

The membership year is January 1st to December 31st.

For more information, please contact us:
Tel: (416) 487-4447
Toll Free: 1-844-487-4447 (Outside of GTA)
Fax: (416) 487-4429