His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili
Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Canada

Services Overview

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an alternative to litigation (i.e. Legal and Court System). The most common type of ADR process is mediation.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which a mediator assists disputing parties in reaching their own settlement. Mediators do not give advice; do not decide who is right or wrong; and do not take sides. The entire process is strictly confidential and voluntary. Parties to mediation are at liberty to withdraw from the process at any time. Mediation sessions are conducted within the laws of the land.

Who can use Conciliation and Arbitration Board (CAB) services?

CAB is an ADR body for the Ismaili community, where as long as one party to the dispute is an Ismaili Muslim and all parties are prepared to submit to the Board’s authority, CAB can assist with the resolution of the dispute.

What dispute resolution services does CAB provide in Canada?

CAB assists in the conciliation, mediation and arbitration process between parties in differences or disputes arising from:

  • Domestic and family matters, including those relating to matrimony, children of a marriage, matrimonial property, testate and intestate succession.
  • Commercial, business and other civil liability matters.

CAB adjudicates upon disciplinary complaints brought under Article 14 of the Ismaili Constitution.

Dispute Resolution Services

Contact Us

For more information, please contact your Regional Conciliation and Arbitration Board:

Ontario (including Ottawa)

416-751-4001 ext. 607

Quebec and Maritimes

514-738-8866 ext. 300

British Columbia

604-438-4010 ext. 631


403-215-6200 ext. 7321


780-461-2000 ext. 7