Notice to Mediate

When parties are unable to agree upon the selection of a mediator under one of British Columbia's Notice to Mediate Regulations, any party to the action may apply to Mediate BC as the designated "roster organization" for the appointment of a mediator.

NOTE: As of October 1, 2020 all requests for mediator appointments under the Supreme Court Notice to Mediate Regulations and Small Claims Rule 7.3 Notice to Mediate for Claims Between $10,000 and $35,000 should be sent to ADRBC. Please see www.adrbc.ca for their process and contact them for questions on potential requests on or after October 1.  

A Supreme Court action has been started:

White boxes indicate when Mediate BC is involved.

*Note from second block in diagram:

If you are applying for a mediator appointment, please provide the following:

  • Contact info (including email) of all parties or their lawyers
  • A copy of the Notice to Mediate that was delivered to the parties
  • Brief description of the issues
  • Dates of first response to the claim, close of pleadings, and trial (if scheduled)

If the Notice to Mediate is from a small claims action that falls under Rule 7.3 Mediate BC will still ask for your availability but will not provide a list of 8 mediators before appointing one. Instead, we will appoint as soon as practicable, so the above process will be a bit shorter.

For more information, visit the Notice to Mediate Regulations FAQ