Municipal Collaboration and Mediation


Welcome to Municipal Dispute Resolution Services!

MDRS delivers programs and services to Alberta’s municipalities designed to help local governments improve intermunicipal collaboration, resolve intermunicipal disputes, and build municipal capacity to manage conflict.

Initiatives and Services

A variety of workshops are offered to municipal staff and elected officials to enhance skills in negotiation, public input, and workplace conflict management.

Collaborative Governance Initiative
The Collaborative Governance Initiative helps to increase the capacity of municipalities to deal with conflicts internally or develop protocols for working collaboratively with their municipal neighbours.

Intermunicipal Dispute Resolution Initiative
Municipalities experiencing conflict with their municipal neighbours are encouraged to use mediation or other dispute resolution alternatives to resolve the conflict, rather than referring the issue to a higher authority.

For more information on the services provided by MDRS, download the printable brochure Local Solutions to Local Issues (PDF)

About MDRS

Let's Resolve is an innovative program that provides mediation and dispute resolution support to municipalities who want to improve how they deal with conflict. Learn more…

Peer Network

Municipal Dispute Resolution Services is a proud sponsor of the Peer Network, an initiative that connects municipal elected officials and administrators with the expertise of senior local government leaders through a simple phone call. To learn more, visit


For more information and tools, browse through our resources for municipalities

Contact Us

Contact a member of our team if you have any questions about our programs and services.