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Justice and Mental Health

43rd Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2018, Ottawa
Honorary Chair: Senator Kim Pate

XXth Anniversary of Judicial Mediation

November 22, 2018, Montreal
(In French, with simultaneous interpretation)

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Dialogues on Judging

Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career
November 13-15, 2019, Toronto
(Joint program with the NJI)

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

May 25, 2019, Quebec City
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Since its inception in 1974, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) brings together individuals and institutions involved in the administration of justice and promotes excellence through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas. CIAJ offers multidisciplinary training programs designed for all stakeholders in the justice system, prepares reports and issues recommendations that could lay the groundwork for change.

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CIAJ members come from all regions of Canada, and include members of the legal profession, the judiciary, professors and law students, legislative drafters, members of administrative tribunals, journalists, court personnel, representatives of government agencies, staff of social and police agencies, and the public.

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Stigma and Social Exclusion

The language used to describe people with mental health issues matters. “The mentally ill” is more likely to feed and inflame stereotypes than the ‘people first’ language I am using. There are, of course, myriad options and preferences. “People with lived experience” is currently popular in Canada.