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<xTITLE>Task Force Recommends ODR Platforms to the ADR Institute of Canada</xTITLE>

Task Force Recommends ODR Platforms to the ADR Institute of Canada

by ADR Institute of Canada
September 2020 ADR Institute of Canada

The ADR Institute of Canada has an Online Dispute Task Force (ODRTF).  The Task Force formed a sub-committee on Platforms.  ODR "platforms" are those dispute resolution programs that offer the full range of ODR tools: case management; synchronous and asynchronous communication; reports, etc.  Platforms differ from apps such as Zoom, Teams, WebEx, Skype etc., as the apps only support synchronous communication and lack the full menu of ODR which are characteristic to platforms.

The ODR Platforms sub committee received over a dozen presentations from various providers, and from many jurisdictions.  The sub-committee recommends three platforms to the ODRTF and ADRIC.  These platforms are: CREKODR, Caseload Manager, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC). Each one of these platforms has its own specific advantages (i.e. SDRCC is the Cadillac for arbitrations, CREKODR is an end to end secure ODR platform for Individuals and Organizations, and is more ideal for low volume users, and Caseload Manager is adaptable for a wide range of ODR activities beyond mediation and arbitration, such as Ombudsman roles).

We would encourage ADRIC Members who are looking for ODR Platforms to see which of these may best suit their needs.  We also thank everyone who took time to present their platforms to us, and we wish them all success in the future.

CREKODRcrekodr.com   Contact Person: Chittu Nagarajan chittu@crekodr.com, Chittu is a Fellow with the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution.

Caseload Managerwww.caseloadmanager.com  Contact Person: Dr. Clare Fowler clare@mediate.com

SDRCCwww.crdsc-sdrcc.ca/eng/documents/CMP_Licensing_Promo_EN.ppsx. Contact Person: Marie-Claude Asselin  mcasselin@crdsc-sdrcc.ca 

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The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) is recognized as Canada’s preeminent self-regulatory professional Dispute Resolution organization.

ADRIC sets the standard for best practices for ADR (alternative dispute resolution) in Canada and provides leadership, value and support to our individual and corporate members and to our clients. We provide education and certification, promote ethical standards and professional competency, and advocate for all forms of ADR for public and private disputes.

Access to Dispute Resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration provides families, workplaces, businesses and communities with efficient and effective ways to resolve their disputes without recourse to the Courts and litigation. The demand for ADR is growing in the justice system, in our personal and professional relationships, and in every sector of our economy.



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