Program committees

Administrative Tribunals

Co-Chairs

  • Mr. Michael Gottheil
  • Mr. Athanasios Hadjis
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly, CIAJ President

Members

  • Ms. Jean Buie
  • Mr. Jeff G. Cowan
  • Professor Laverne Jacobs
  • Ms. Caroline A. A. King
  • Mr. Marc Larouche
  • The Honourable Justice Lorne Sossin
  • Mr. Simon Turmel
  • Ms. Lauren Whihak
  • Professor Sheila Wildeman

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Conduct generic courses for members of administrative tribunals in provinces where needs exist;
  • Conduct individualized courses for specialized administrative tribunals;
  • Conduct roundtables (national and regional) on topics of common interest to the administrative tribunals and judicial communities;
  • Develop advanced programs of interest to administrative agencies as need arises;
  • Develop a specialized program on administrative law for judicial community in conjunction with NJI;
  • Develop, conduct and promote research projects for administrative tribunals in accordance with CIAJ’s guiding principles;
  • Liaise with the Canadian Council for Administrative Tribunals, the Society of Ontario Arbitrators and Regulators and other related professional institutions, national and international;
  • Review CIAJ’s administrative tribunals programs;
  • Promote CIAJ’s administrative tribunals programs throughout the administrative tribunals’ community;
  • Recruit members from the administrative tribunals community;
  • Develop teaching material to support course content;
  • Recommend local expertise in the field of administrative law when required;
  • Identify sources of funding to support the administrative tribunals programs.

Annual Conference Planning Committee

Honorary Chair

  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair

Chair

  • The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, Chief Justice of British Columbia and of the Court of Appeal of Yukon

Members

  • The Honourable Justice Thomas J. Crabtree, Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Jennifer Cox, Staff Lawyer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Aimée Craft, University of Ottawa
  • The Honourable Judge Tina Dion, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • The Honourable Justice Tracy Engelking, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • The Honourable Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Mark Gervin, Lecturer/Legal Services Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
  • Professor Jeffery Hewitt, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Adam Letourneau, Q.C., Founder and Managing Partner, Letourneau LLP
  • Professor Bradford Morse, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
  • The Honourable Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Christine O’Doherty, Lawyer, CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly, Federal Court, CIAJ, President
  • Professor Kent Roach, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Scott Robertson, Associate, Nahwegahbow Corbiere Genoodmagejig Barristers & Solicitors
  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche, Court of Queen’s Bench, Manitoba; CIAJ’s First Vice-President
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Michael Wood, Court of Appeal, Nova Scotia; CIAJ’s Second Vice-President

Mandate

  • Recruit members for the planning and consultative committee;
  • Develop conference title, theme and program;
  • Select speakers, panelists and resource persons;
  • Identify sources for financing the conference;
  • Identify constituencies to promote the conference to;
  • Welcome and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference.

Circle of Indigenous Peoples

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche

Members

  • Professor Aimée Craft, University of Ottawa
  • Ms. Jennifer Cox, Mik’maq Rights Initiatives, Nova Scotia
  • The Honourable Justice Tracy Engelking
  • Professor Jeffrey Hewitt, Faculty of Law, York University, Osgoode Hall, Faculty of Law
  • Mr. Adam Letourneau, Q.C.
  • Mr. Scott Robertson, lawyer, Toronto, President, Indigenous Bar Association
  • The Honourable Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly
  • Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E, FRSC, CIAJ Past President
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Michael J. Wood

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Communications and Membership Committee

Chair

  • Mr. Mark Benton, Q.C.

Members

  • Master Linda S. Abrams
  • Mr. Stephen Bindman
  • The Honourable Julie Dutil
  • Mr. Athanasios Hadjis
  • The Honourable Justice Peter Willcock
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Michael J. Wood

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Administration and Membership Manager
  • CIAJ’s Communication Manager

Mandate

 

Communications

  • Advise on communication, promotional strategies and tools for CIAJ, including CIAJ’s website, brochures, posters and newsletters;
  • Liaise with other CIAJ committees and propose effective communication tools for their activities;
  • Promote CIAJ among the communities it serves.

Membership

    • Recommend and implement membership plan;
    • Supervise recruitment drive of members;
    • Identify target groups interested in the administration of justice, such as Federal/Provincial/Territorial Deputy Ministers responsible for justice;
    • Recommend strategies to communicate with members;
    • Supervise maintenance of membership records;
    • Report on the status of CIAJ’s membership.

Ethics & Civility

Chair

    • Mr. David Wright

International Outreach Committee

Members

    • Mark Benton, Q.C.
    • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil
  • The Honourable Justice Lana Krogan
  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche, First Vice-President

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

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

 

Co-Chairs

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

Co-Chairs

  • 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 Janet Simmons

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

Co-Chairs

    • The Honourable Justice Michael F. Brown
    • The Honourable Senior Associate Chief Justice Catherine La Rosa
    • The Honourable Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon

Judgment Writing Seminar

Co-Chairs

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

2021 Justice Medal

Members

    • Mr. Mark Benton, Q.C.
    • The Honourable Justice Lana Krogan
    • The Honourable Chief Justice J. C. Marc Richard

Legislative Drafting

Chair

  • Mr. John Mark Keyes

Members

  • Ms. Pamela Louise Anderson
  • Ms. Catherine Beaudoin
  • Ms. Elena Bosi
  • Ms. Nathalie Caron
  • Professor Melanie Samson
  • Ms. Alexandra Schorah
  • Mr. Mark Spakowski
  • Mr. Scott Webber
  • Ms. Lerissa Thaver
  • Ms. Rebecca Veinott

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Conduct seminars every 18 to 24 months for members of the legislative drafting community;
  • Liaise with the Canadian Association of Parliamentary Counsel, the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel and other related professional institutions, national or international;
  • Promote CIAJ’s legislative drafting program throughout the legislative drafting community;
  • Recruit members from the legislative drafting community;
  • Identify sources for financing the legislative drafting activities;
  • Recommend local expertise in the field of legislative drafting when required for related programs.

Mediation

Chair

  • Master Linda S. Abrams

Members

    • TBD

Medical Genetics, Law and Ethics

Co-Chairs

  • Professor Bartha M. Knoppers, PhD
  • Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E., FRSC