Dispute Prevention and Resolution

Dispute Prevention and Resolution Activities

Dispute Prevention and Resolution is part of the Law Practice Management Division (LPMD). We are a leading centre of dispute prevention and resolution (DPR) excellence within the Government of Canada. Our role is to promote a greater understanding of DPR and, in collaboration with departmental legal services, to assist in the integration of DPR into the policies, operations and practices of departments and agencies of the Government of Canada.

Our activities include:

Please note that LPMD represents and works on behalf of the Department of Justice and the Government of Canada. This office cannot assist the public with personal disputes and we do not mediate in any private cases. Persons seeking dispute resolution assistance for disputes can frequently obtain help or referrals from non-profit organization directories, bar associations, and business organizations.

Reference Documents

Department of Justice Policies

Treasury Board Policies

Dispute Resolution Resources

Federal Laws

International Instruments



DR Neutrals

The following is a list of not-for-profit organizations that offer third party neutral directories. 

It is important to note that this is not a complete list and that these links are intended to assist you in locating relevant information on the Internet. The Department of Justice Canada cannot endorse individual organizations.

These sites are not obligated to provide content in both official languages under the Official Language Act. The material found is therefore in the language(s) used by the sites in question.