To promote the extensive use of appropriate dispute resolution skills and practice through education, accreditation and service to its members”
The ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA) is a registered not-for-profit organization that serves our members, the public, and our clients throughout the province. We are the professional membership body for mediators, arbitrators, and other Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioners in Alberta.
The ADR Institute of Canada (ADR Canada) is a national non-profit organization that provides national leadership in the development and promotion of dispute resolution services in Canada and internationally.
The Dispute Resolution Network (DRN) was formed by Alberta government employees in 1996 following a very successful conflict resolution conference, Interaction ‘96, sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Network Canada. DRN members include Government of Alberta employees from a broad cross section of departments and agencies.
The Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) is an independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta’s labour laws. The role of the ALRB is to interpret and apply the legislation governing collective bargaining including:
Mediation Services seeks to promote positive labour and management relations throughout Alberta. Mediation Services assists labour and management to resolve disputes in collective bargaining negotiations. Mediation is required by legislation prior to the parties being legally permitted to strike or lockout.
Grievance arbitration is used when employees and employers disagree over interpretation of a provision in a collective agreement, or if there is an allegation by one party that the other has violated the terms of the agreement. In this process, an impartial arbitrator renders a decision that is binding on both parties.
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– Deborah Howes was a part of the original Advisory Committee for the creation of this brochure.