What we do

Located at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution is an independent centre of innovation and excellence in teaching, research and reform-based practical application.


  1. To pursue innovation in the justice system and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
  2. To advance accessible justice in Ontario, Canada and internationally.
  3. To promote legal ethics and professionalism, which are necessary to achieve these objectives.
  4. To provide a dispute resolution knowledge hub that collects and showcases the most innovative research in dispute resolution from within Canada and around the world.