Welcome to
the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Formed in 2019, CADN is Canada's foremost professional organization for experienced mediators and arbitrators practicing in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution. All Academy members are distinguished by their commitment to excellence in the field of dispute resolution, and enjoy sterling reputations within the profession.

Membership is by invitation only - based on peer nominations and extensive due diligence and research in each province, under the guidance of our Executive Committee. Nominees are thoroughly vetted to ensure all meet strict ADR practice requirements. CADN completed an extensive national survey of Canadian litigators, to ensure that only the most widely-acceptable neutrals are invited to join the Academy.

CADN is the Canadian affiliate of the US-based National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), established in 2008 and partnered with the American defense and plaintiffs national bar associations. We are delighted to make our roster available online, at no cost, to legal staff. Firms can simply view local rosters via our Member Directory, or perform a more detailed Neutral Search to seek mediators or arbitrators with particular case/industry expertise or qualifications.

Our NADN and CADN websites also allows legal staff to expedite scheduling by encouraging our members to post their Available Dates Calendars online, allowing more than over 10,000 law firms across North America each year to expedite the scheduling of over 100,000 cases annually.

Member Directory

CADN has recognized the leading civil/commercial mediators & arbitrators across Canada, as rated by litigators. Please select a Province or Region below to view local rosters.

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Covid-19 news
Video Conferencing now offered by majority of members

As in-person mediators and arbitrations have now become a public health risk, CADN has quickly taken measures to ensure that members of the Academy are now able to serve firms with online mediation sessions, using the latest video conferencing platforms.