CIArb Canada is the Canadian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the foremost professional body for dispute resolution. The Branch was formed on July 1, 2017, the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

About CIArb

CIArb is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The Institute provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation and development of all ADR methods.

CIArb has 38 branches which support 15,000 members across 133 countries. To learn more about CIArb, please visit its website

About CIArb Canada

CIArb Canada has approximately 200 members in four Chapters across the country: British Columbia, Alberta, Toronto, and Montreal/Ottawa. CIArb Canada:

  • Provides training and courses to develop dispute resolution skills and to achieve CIArb accreditation as an Associate, Member or Fellow

  • Develops educational programming presented at CIArb Canada events

  • Hosts networking opportunities for ADR professionals

  • Publishes a newsletter providing up-to-date information about matters of interest to ADR professionals and about the Branch’s activities.

  • Hosts an annual Fall Symposium on selected ADR topics.

You can learn more about our courses, events and newsletter by visiting the sections of this website devoted to those topics.