In order to select, refer and appoint a qualified mediator or arbitrator knowledgeable in the area of the dispute, ADRBC requires details about the dispute to be submitted along with the appropriate administration/ initiation fee. The Institute must receive the Request Form To Start A Proceeding (PDF link at in the footer of this page) with:

  • The name, complete addresses and email addresses of the parties, their counsel or representatives;
  • A COPY of the arbitration or mediation CLAUSE (not the entire agreement), or confirmation that the parties have agreed to resolve the dispute by ADR; 
  • The location of the dispute; 
  • A summary of the matters in dispute and the amount in dispute;
  • The type of dispute: 
      • Commercial – Construction, lease, partnership, contract, insurance, motor vehicle, etc. 

    **Please note, in the matter of a Strata dispute the Strata Corporation number must be provided. Along with a Request Form to Start a Proceeding, the Claimant must also provide Form L (completed by the Claimant) and Form M (completed by the Respondent).***

    • ICBC Material Damage Arbitration (see PDF in the footer of this page)

    **Please note that ICBC Vehicle Value Arbitration forms come from ICBC.  If you wish to go to arbitration in this matter, please contact your adjuster and request an MD Arbitration Fax Form**

    You can mail, email or fax the request forms along with the administration fee (payable by cheque,Visa or Mastercard) to the Institute. 

    The Institute will then propose a list of qualified ADRBC (formerly BCAMI) members to all parties; if the parties do not select the same individual from the list, the Institute will make the appointment from the names remaining on the list. Find more information about the selection process here and you can also refer to section 15 of the  ADRIC Arbitration Rules


    Strata Forms L, M and N

    ADRIC Arbitration Rules
    (Adobe PDF File)

    Contact Us

    ADR Institute of British Columbia
    (formerly the BCAMI)
    300-1275 West 6th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6

    Toll Free BC: 1-877-332-2264
    Vancouver: (604) 736-6614
    Fax: (604) 736-6611