Organizations providing services

Community Mediation Calgary Society (CMCS)

Provides mediation, conflict coaching and facilitation services for community, neighborhood issues or board related matters. 403-269-2707

Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS)

AAMS was incorporated as a non-profit organization in April, 1982 under the Societies Act of Alberta.  They are a federally registered charity with a mandate to inform you of the many alternatives available to you in the event of a serious professional, business, family or personal dispute. 1-780-433-4881

Mt. Royal University

Offers a continuing education certificate program in Conflict Resolution and Workplace Conflict and customized courses for work groups. 403-440-3833


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. They are the professional membership body for mediators, arbitrators, and other Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioners in Alberta.

As the a regional affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada, ADRIA is responsible for recommending candidates for the nationally-recognized professional designations of Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb), Chartered Mediator (C. Med), Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb) and Qualified Mediator (Q. Med).

Membership in ADRIA is open to individuals or organizations practicing or supporting ADR in our province.

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Leading public safety institution for B.C. with main campus in New Westminster, B.C. Offers certificate programs in mediation and negotiation (Centre of Conflict Resolution). Other campuses located in Chilliwack, Okanogan, Victoria, Vancouver and Maple Ridge. General Inquiries    Toll-free:  Fax: 604.528.5518


Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

Information on the mediation programs, including family and civil court –

Alberta Family Mediation Society

Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) advocates resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals.

Here is the scale of options available in disputes ranging from informal to formal and increasing in cost.

  • Negotiation – parties reach an agreement through discussion.
  • Mediation – mediator (third party) facilitates so parties can reach an agreement
  • Judicial settlement – judiciary may offer a non-binding recommendation on how problems should be solved.
  • Arbitrator – chosen by the parties to decide the outcome.
  • Trial – court imposes a decision based on the evidence provided.