ADR Chambers Canada

Welcome to ADR Chambers. Our members are retired judges, experienced lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals dedicated to assisting the legal and business communities, both nationally and internationally, to resolve disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

Since 2013, ADR Chambers has administered over 50,000 mediations and arbitrations, making us the largest ADR company in the world.

ADR Chambers Named Top Three ADR and Mediation Chambers by Canadian Lawyer.
In October 2017, Canadian Lawyer Magazine conducted a survey to determine the Top 3 ADR and Mediation Chambers in Canada. We are proud to announce that ADR Chambers has been selected as one of the Top 3 ADR and Mediation Chambers. Thank you very much for your continued support of ADR Chambers. We will endeavour to continue to do all that we can to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of ADR service.

ADR Chambers Featured Programs

Expedited Mediation: a convenient and cost-effective approach to resolving a wide variety of disputes, especially attractive to parties with civil actions before the Superior Court, as well as other types of claims or private disputes. Mediations may be conducted by telephone or eVideo. Mediations last up to 90 minutes and the fee is $500 plus HST.  Learn more.

Roster Rate Mediation: a time-saving and cost-effective process similar to that outlined for mandatory mediation sessions in the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. The fees range from $600 to $825 plus HST, depending on the number of parties, and include one-half hour of preparation time for each party and up to three hours of actual mediation.  Find a Roster Rate Mediator on our panel.  Learn more.

Expedited Arbitration:  a fixed fee process designed for people who want a fast and inexpensive arbitration. Ideal for disputes involving two parties and lower amounts, there are strict time frames and limitations on the number of documents and the length of briefs. The process takes less than 90 days from the appointment of the arbitrator to the issuance of the award, includes a one-day oral hearing, and costs just $7,500 per party (including HST and room fee). In writing only and final offer selection arbitrations are also available on an expedited, fixed fee basis. Learn more.




Expedited Arbitration

ADR Chambers offers Expedited Arbitration Rules.

Expedited Arbitrations are fast and cheap, and there’s no wiggle room.

There’s a fixed fee so parties know exactly what they’re paying.  The fee is $7,500 per party for everything including the arbitrator’s fees, the room rental fees and the administration fees.

There is a fixed time frame so parties know exactly how long the arbitration will take.  Arbitrations under the Expedited Arbitration Rules are concluded in under three months from the selection of the arbitrator to the written reasons.  Often faster. read on...

To see the new Expedited Arbitration Rules please click here.

To book an Expedited Arbitration please contact us.

This process is for commercial and other disputes.


eVideo Mediation

Not everyone involved in a dispute is in the same city. The cost and time of traveling out of town for a mediation can be a real impediment to scheduling and proceeding with a mediation.  Now there’s a solution. eVideo mediations allow parties and lawyers to have a mediation in real time where people are in different cities.

Participants can see each other online, hear each other, exchange documents and jointly draft settlement agreements. All you need is a computer. We take care of the rest.  read on...

Read a Lawyers Weekly article about eVideo Mediation.


ADR Chambers Consistently Named a Top Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Chamber by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

ADR Chambers was named as one of Canada's top ten arbitration chambers in Canada Lawyer's May 2017 issue. ADR Chambers was also named as one of Canada's top five Mediation and ADR Chambers in Canada Lawyer's June 2016 issue.


ADR Chambers Ombuds Office provides municipal ombudsman services to three regional municipalities in Ontario 

ADR Chambers Ombuds Office reviews complaints brought by any member of the public about any decision made by a municipality for whom we provide Ombudsman services. If a complainant has gone through the municipality’s internal complaint system and is not satisfied with the outcome, he or she may escalate his or her complaint to the ADR Chambers Ombuds Office. When a complaint falls within our mandate, wherever possible, we will attempt to facilitate a resolution of the complaint. If that cannot be done, an investigation will be undertaken by one of our experienced, independent investigators. The investigator’s report will contain the investigator’s findings, either rejecting the complaint or making recommendation to the region/municipality, and will provide reasons for the decision. ADR Chambers Ombuds Office operates independently from the municipalities and its services are free of charge to those making the complaint. 
ADR Chambers Ombuds Office is the Ombudsman for the following regions and municipalities:

  • Regional Municipality of Halton
    • City of Burlington
    • Town of Milton
    • Town of Oakville
  • Regional Municipality of York
    • Town of East Gwillimbury
    • Township of King
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
    • Municipality of Clarington
    • Township of Brock
    • Township of Uxbridge
    • Town of Whitby

For more information on ADR Chambers Ombuds Office, please visit our website or email us at





Featured Member


  Michael Maynard

Michael is available to conduct mediations in insurance and other litigation matters, exclusively through ADR Chambers.  He is based in both Toronto and Durham Region, and is available to provide ADR services throughout Ontario. 

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Through the Stitt Feld Handy Group, ADR Chambers offers alternative dispute resolution workshops, negotiation workshops and workshops on dealing with difficult people.  Please visit Stitt Feld Handy Group for more details.

Hockey Hall of Fame


 ADR Chambers is a proud supporter of the Hockey Hall of Fame.



Arbitrators for FSCO cases assigned to ADR Chambers

ADR Chambers provides Integrity Commissioner services

ADR Chambers has been providing Integrity Commissioner services since 2011. Under the Municipal Act, 2001, municipalities are authorized to appoint an Integrity Commissioner who reports to Council and who independently performs the functions assigned by the municipality with respect to the application of the code of conduct for Members of Council and/or the application of any procedures, rules and policies of the municipality governing the ethical behaviour of Members of Council. ADR Chambers’ investigators have extensive experience with conducting investigations and other similar sensitive inquiries and making appropriate recommendations.

ADR Chambers currently provides Integrity Commissioner services for the following municipalities:

  • City of Markham
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Waterloo
  • Township of Woolwich
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara

Complaints must be filed directly with the relevant municipality.