The Mission of the the ADR Atlantic Institute is to:

  • Assist ADR Users (the public, business, non-profit communities and government bodies at all levels) to consider, design, implement and administer alternative (increasingly known as appropriate) dispute resolution strategies, programmes and processes.
  • Assist ADR Users to locate ADR professionals with the skill and experience required to meet their needs.
  • Provide training standards and accreditation procedures that contribute to the development of a community of ADR practitioners across Atlantic Canada that is competent, well educated and highly professional in delivering ADR services to ADR Users.
  • Provide a regulatory infrastructure that includes a Code of Ethics that sets high standards of practice and includes a complaint and discipline process for any issues arising from a ADR member’s services.
  • Provide ADR professionals throughout Atlantic Canada with educational and networking opportunities.
  • Speak on behalf of ADR professionals in response to current events and government initiatives.