Program committees

Administrative Tribunal Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Michael Gottheil
  • Athanasios Hadjis
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly

Members

  • Professor Philip Bryden
  • Jean Buie
  • Jeff G. Cowan
  • Marcel Larouche
  • Louis Legault
  • Lauren Wihak
  • Professor Sheila Wildeman

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Academic Advisor

Mandate

  • Proposes courses for members of federal, provincial and territorial administrative tribunals where needs exist.
  • Proposes individualized courses for specialized administrative tribunals.
  • Advises on topics of common interest to the administrative tribunals and judicial communities.
  • Liaises with the Canadian Council for Administrative Tribunals, the Society of Ontario Arbitrators and Regulators and other related professional institutions, national and international.
  • Promotes CIAJ’s administrative tribunal programs throughout the administrative tribunals’ community.
  • Recruits members from the administrative tribunals community.
  • Develops teaching material to support course content.
  • Recommends local expertise in the field of administrative law when required.

Annual Conference Planning Committee

Honorary Chair

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Chair

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Members

  • Miray Granovsky
  • Professor Martine Valois
  • Justice P. Colleen Suche
  • Christine O’Doherty
  • Professor Martine Lagacé
  • Professor Cheryl Milne
  • Ann Soden
  • Roxana Jahani Aval

Mandate

  • Recruits members for the planning and consultative committee.
  • Develops conference title, themes and programs.
  • Selects speakers, panellists and resource persons.
  • Identifies sources for financing the conference.
  • Identifies constituencies to promote the conference to.
  • Welcomes and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference.

Circle of Indigenous Peoples

Chair

  • Adam O. Letourneau, K.C., Lawyer

Members

  • Jennifer Cox, K.C., Mass Casualty Commission, Nova Scotia
  • The Honourable Justice Tracy Engelking
  • Scott Robertson, lawyer
  • Professor Bradford Morse

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Advises the Executive Director.
  • Meets as required.
  • Composed of Board members and other volunteers, particularly those from Indigenous communities.
  • Plans programs related to indigenous issues.
  • Advises CIAJ on topics and expertise necessary to ensure Indigenous issues are included in other CIAJ programs when relevant.
  • The Executive Director is an ex-officio member.

Communications and Membership Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Judge Eric Tolppanen

Members

  • Associate Justice Linda S. Abrams
  • Stephen Bindman
  • Professor Bradford Morse
  • Professor Martine Valois
  • Megan Longley, K.C.
  • Athanasios Hadjis
  • Student Position member

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Membership Coordinator
  • CIAJ’s Communication Manager

Mandate

  • Advises the Executive Director.
  • Meets as required.
  • Composed of Board members and other volunteers.
  • Advises on internal and external communication and membership strategies.
  • Promotes CIAJ among the communities it serves.
  • Recommends communication and membership plans to the Board.
  • The Executive Director is an ex-officio member.
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International Outreach Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil

Members

  • Mark Benton, K.C.
  • The Honourable Justice Lana Krogan
  • The Honourable Justice Peter Willcock
  • Zulie Sachedina
  • Miray Granovsky

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Advises the Executive Director.
  • Meets as required.
  • Composed of Board members and other volunteers.
  • Advises on international legal projects opportunities.
  • Explores how CIAJ could become involved on training projects abroad.
  • Recommends partnerships with international organizations.
  • The Executive Director is an ex-officio member.

Joint Program – Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review: Seminar in Administrative Law

 

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Freya Kristjanson
  • The Honourable Justice Mary Gleason
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Joint Program – Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche
  • The Honourable Justice David Gates
  • The Honourable Justice Sheila Greckol
  • The Honourable Justice Carl Thompson
  • The Honourable Justice André Wery

Joint Program – Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Payette
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly

Joint Seminar – New Federally Appointed Judges (Spring and Fall)

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Michael F. Brown
  • The Honourable Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon
  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Dumais

Judgment Writing Seminar

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly
  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Payette
  • The Honourable Justice Ritu Khullar (2023)

Legislative Drafting Committee

Chair

  • John Mark Keyes

Members

  • Pam Anderson
  • Elena Bosi
  • Nathalie Caron
  • Charlie Feldman
  • Melanie Samson
  • Alexandra Schorah
  • Mark Spakowski
  • Lerissa Thaver
  • Scott Webber

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Conducts seminars and webinars for members of the legislative drafting community.
  • Liaises with the Canadian Association of Parliamentary Counsel, the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel and other related professional institutions, national or international.
  • Promotes CIAJ’s legislative drafting programs throughout the legislative drafting community.
  • Recruits members from the legislative drafting community.
  • Identifies sources for financing the legislative drafting activities.
  • Recommends local expertise in the field of legislative drafting when required for related programs.

Mediation

Chair

  • Associate Justice Linda S. Abrams

Members

  • Miray Granovsky
  • Carol Albert
  • Mark Gannage
  • Adam O. Letourneau, K.C.