Since its inception in 1974, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) promotes excellence through knowledge, learning and the exchange of ideas.
CIAJ is a non-profit, independent organization that links individuals and institutions involved in the administration of justice across Canada. Its work is multidisciplinary and wide-ranging. Collaborating with members of the entire legal profession, law schools, professional associations, governments, and the public, CIAJ sponsors and conducts conferences and specialized seminars, provides cutting-edge training programs (including customized training) and prepares comprehensive papers and reports. Its services are offered in both official languages.
CIAJ’s activities include:
- Annual conferences on forward-looking topics;
- Conferences on legislative drafting;
- National and regional seminars on administrative law;
- Seminars on judgment writing and decision writing;
- Seminars for newly appointed judges and for long-serving judges;
- Customized training programs
- National discussions on key issues;
- Programs for law students
- An annual fellowship that supports research on ways to improve the administration of justice in Canada.
How we work
Programs and activities are carried out by committees whose volunteer members are leaders in their professions. They bring issues to the forefront with a view to advancing the administration of justice.