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The Foundation implements its activities through the Executive Director, J. (Judy) Ballantyne, her Administrative Assistant, Lori Bazin, and a number of committees whose membership comprises in most instances, at least one Director. The remaining committee members comprise persons who, like the Directors, are committed to the promotion and utilization of alternative dispute resolution.


Education and Training Committee

The role of the Education and Training Committee is to:

  • develop awareness of ADR and develop and promote education courses in the area of commercial ADR;
  • develop schedules and budget for such courses;
  • recommend and evaluate instructors;
  • recommend approaches to forming relationships with other education and research organizations.
Committee Chair Allan Stitt, Toronto
Committee Members Genevieve Chornenki, Toronto
David Tavender, Calgary

Editorial Board

A sub-group of the Education and Training Committee is the Editorial Board whose frame of reference is:

The Foundation is a non-profit organization which enjoys a diverse and influential membership in the business community and amongst legal and other dispute resolution professionals, and wishes to broaden that membership.

The Foundation seeks to contribute in a meaningful way to the developing body of knowledge relating to dispute resolution, both within its membership and in the community as a whole.

Guidelines for the Foundation’s publications are as follows:

topics: as the Foundation serves the business community and dispute resolution professionals, it will publish papers which consider dispute resolution as it relates to issues arising in the business context, and papers which explore generic dispute resolution issues.

plain language: in keeping with the foundation’s policy of inclusiveness and diversity, the foundation requires that papers be written in non-technical language which is accessible to all readers. Specialized terms should be defined and explained in the paper.

style and taste: the Foundation requires clear, business-like writing in language which does not offend on gender or other grounds, and which is grammatically correct. Overt self-promotion or solicitation by the author of a paper is not appropriate.

Writers both within the membership of the Foundation and in the community are invited to submit papers which comply with these requirements to be considered for publication by the Foundation.

Editorial Board Members Ms. Carol A. Albert,
Gardiner Roberts, Toronto
Ms. Jane C. Demaray, Toronto
Ms. Kandice Moshansky, Vancouver

Standards and Criteria Committee

The role of the Standards and Criteria Committee is to:

  • establish standards and criteria for the selection of third party neutrals to be included in the Foundation’s panel;
  • recommend individuals to the panel and solicit feedback on their performance;
  • evaluate the third party neutral application format and the process for the dissemination of information about panel members;
  • recommend changes as may be necessary to the Foundation’s code of conduct for third party neutrals.
Kathleen Kelly, Toronto
Jack Marshall, Calgary

Rules and Procedures Committee

The role of the Rules and Procedures Committee is to:

  • review ADR rules in existence at other dispute resolution organizations;
  • recommend to the Board as necessary, revisions of the Foundation’s model rules and procedures;
  • recommend to the Board as necessary, revisions of the Foundation’s model ADR clauses;
  • design case consultation procedures and resource materials.
Jack Marshall, Calgary
Don Short, Toronto



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