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Becoming a Member

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

If you wish to come by the office to discuss membership, please contact Mena Sestito for an appointment:

Benefits of Membership

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.

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Join the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) as a Full Member Today and Save 50% Off Your Annual Membership Fee for 2016! ONLY $143.50 + HST! Full membership with ADRIO also provides automatic membership with the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC).

For great convenience, Full Members who wish to renew for two years will receive a 2% discount on the Ontario portion of their fees. Please speak to Morgan Horst (ext. 102) to arrange the 2-year Full Membership.

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.

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If you have any membership questions, please contact Mena Sestito: or 1-877-475-4353 #101

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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 the Institute at:
Tel: (416) 487-4447
Toll Free: 1-844-487-4447 (Outside of GTA)
Fax: (416) 487-4429

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