Getting on the Mediator Roster

Getting on the Mediator Roster

Mediators on the roster are required to have:

  • Subscribed to a code of ethics or conduct of a relevant professional association or society;
  • Completed the Mediation Certificate course of the ADR Institute of Alberta, and have a working knowledge of interest-based negotiation;
  • Documented mediation ability;
  • Documented knowledge of the Municipal Government Act; and
  • Three references.

Provisions will be made to grandfather individuals, on a case-by-case basis, who, by their past history within Alberta, have demonstrated an ability to assist local governments in resolving disputes.

The Advisory Committee, which consists of individuals representing the user groups, the service providers, and Alberta Municipal Affairs, evaluates applications to ensure mediators meet the above criteria. If selected, the mediator must submit an electronic copy of their resume which will be placed on the electronic roster.

Roster mediators are expected to serve as mentors to mentorees and will not receive extra remuneration for that service.

The Mediator Roster application process is presently OPEN.


Alberta Municipal Affairs is currently opening its roster of private sector mediators, arbitrators and med/arb practioners for its Intermunicipal Relations dispute resolution program.

This initiative provides opportunities for municipalities to utilize the services of mediators, arbitrators and med/arb practioners to resolve Intermunicipal disputes and those arising from Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) and Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs).

The steering committee comprised of the department, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, Local Government Administration Association, the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association, Association of Summer Villages of Albera and the ADR Institute of Alberta would to invite mediators, arbitrators and med/arb practioners to submit their application and resume for consideration by November 27, 2018.

For more information on the options and roster critia for more information about each roster and use the 2018 Application form and submit to

Individuals interested in the roster can obtain more information from:


Mr. Michael Scheidl
Manager, Intermunicipal Relations
Phone (780) 415-1197