Considering a career in mediation? Your first priority is to understand the types of mediation certification available in Canada, at both the regional and national levels.
It can get a bit confusing because technically, mediation is not a regulated profession in Canada. There is no legally mandated training or licensing process for mediators.
However, Canada does have a powerful organization that sets clear standards and guidelines for mediator training and professional practice. This organization is called the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC). It encourages mediators and arbitrators to self-regulate by offering a variety of designations that are highly respected across the country.
It comes down to this: if you want to be recognized as a competent mediator, you'll need to earn a designation from the ADR Institute.
So where do you begin? What rules and steps must you follow to become a certified mediator?
In this post, we break down the process from start to finish. Here's what you need to know.