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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Humber College

12 months
19997 CAD/year
5441 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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From resolving community disputes, labour grievances and employment-standards complaints to representing clients in the civil justice system, the well-rounded Alternative Dispute Resolution graduate certificate program from Humber College benefits those wanting to be conflict resolution facilitators, as well as agents representing parties in various dispute resolution processes.

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With a core curriculum spanning community mediation, administrative tribunals, court dispute resolution processes, employment/labour law, family law, conflict resolution in health care and conflict management system design, the program uses intensive workshop training and community engagement to teach the core principles of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Applying these principles, students learn to resolve disputes between individuals, within families, businesses, stakeholders in the health sector, government and community agencies.

It is an ideal program for recent university graduates wanting to enhance their academic credentials, as well as those currently employed in areas such as law, human resources, insurance, community organizations, health care, education, social work, real estate and government.

Students have the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they’ve learned at Humber's on-campus Dispute Resolution Clinic.

Your Career

Upon completing the Alternative Dispute Resolution graduate certificate program from Humber College , graduates may find employment as a dispute resolution officer, conflict resolution facilitator, community outreach co-ordinator, conciliator, early resolution officer, employee relations officer or labour relations officer. They may also work independently as ADR consultants.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • ADR: Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration
  • ADR Mechanisms within the Court Process
  • Administrative Tribunals: Practice
  • Ethical Issues in ADR
  • Advocacy Skills for ADR Professionals
  • Community Mediation
  • Advanced Negotiation and Mediation: Case Analysis
  • The ADR Entrepreneur: Process Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or
  • A diploma in paralegal or law clerk studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19997 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19997 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5441 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5441 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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