Dynamic programming organized around three core themes over 2 days.

We have designed an agenda filled with in-depth discussions on Canada’s evolving administrative law:

FOCUS ON CHARTER CHALLENGES

Analyze how legal action may infringe upon a person’s rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

FOCUS ON
VIRTUAL COURTS

Measure efficiencies and improve professionalism for practicing in a virtual court.

FOCUS ON EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Grow your mentorship and succession planning with an EDI focus.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
Speaker Name

Ian Demers

General Counsel
Justice Canada

Speaker Name

Lori Sterling

Senior Counsel
Bennett Jones
Former Deputy Minister of Labour and Associate Deputy Minister, Employment, Skills Development Canada

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Speaker Name

Luc Bélanger

Chairperson
Council of Federal Tribunal Chairs (CFTC)
Chair
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

Speaker Name

Richard D. Sharpe

Director, Equity, Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion
Justice Canada

Speaker Name

The Hon. Karen M. Horner

Justice
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Speaker Name

The Hon. Mary T. Moreau

Chief Justice
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS
  • Examining Charter Rights amid a Pandemic: What is the Government’s Scope of Emergency Powers to Restrict and Restrain Freedoms?
  • Case Law Developments Post-Vavilov: A Practical Review of Procedural Fairness and Reasonableness
  • Inside the Top 5 Challenges Vulnerable People Experience When Interacting with the Justice System and Finding Solutions
  • Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs): How to Effectively Apply Investigative and Enforcement Strategies
  • How to Write Reasons after Vavilov: Defensible Decisions, Access to Justice and Plain Language
Interactive Virtual Conference Features

OPEN DISCUSSIONS

Attendees are invited to turn on their camera and join in discussions of the results of a survey on digital tribunals.

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LIVE POLLING

Weigh in and seize the opportunity to benchmark with industry peers in real-time on leading judicial issues

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MEET A MENTOR

A unique face-to-face virtual learning experience for legal professionals looking to foster growth with the industry.

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

How to Write Reasons After Vavilov: Defensible Decisions, Access to Justice and Plain Language | October 29, 2021

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ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

Canadian administrative law has entered a new era.

The decisions and reasoning of administrative bodies are being scrutinized more severely. The extensive criteria for “reasonableness” now demands much more of decision-makers, and bodies that are subject to statutory appeals must face an even more burdensome correctness standard.

This vital annual conference addresses the most critical challenges affecting professionals working in the administrative and regulatory sectors. Ensure your team can act in accordance with the law and that decisions meet judiciary scrutiny.

WHO’S ATTENDING
  • Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Administrative Tribunals
  • Tribunal Members, Counsel, and Paralegals
  • Government, Agency, and Commission Lawyers
  • Ombudspeople
  • Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Municipal and University Decision-Makers and their Advisors
  • Private Practitioners working in Administrative Contexts
CPD ACCREDITATION

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 6 of the 9 substantive hours, 3 of the 3 professionalism hours, as well as 1.5 of the 3 EDI hours, of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. Members will also receive an additional 3 substantive hours for the post-conference workshop.


 
PAST ATTENDING Organizations
  • Administrative Tribunals Support Services
  • AESO
  • AgriCorp
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Alberta Justice Civil Litigation
  • Alberta Securities Commission
  • Appeals Commission for Alberta’s WCB
  • ATSSC – Social Security Tribunal
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Brownlee LLP
  • Bureau of Pensions Advocates Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Calgary Police Commission
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Canada Border Service Agency
  • Canada Industrial Relations Board
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada Transportation Agency
  • Canadian Heritage Legal Services
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Canadian Judicial Council
  • Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commission
  • Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • City of Ottawa
  • Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP
  • CN Rail
  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • Consent & Capacity Board
  • Copyright Board of Canada
  • Cree Naskapi Commission
  • Dentons Canada LLP
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of National Defence
  • Edmonton Police Commission
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Elections Canada
  • Employment & Social Development Canada
  • Farm Products Council of Canada
  • Federal Public Sector Labour Relations & Employment Board Secretariat
  • Financial Services Tribunal
  • FINTRAC
  • Fisheries & Oceans Canada
  • FPSLREB
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Nunavut
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Health Canada – Legal Services Unit
  • House of Commons
  • Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada
  • Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada
  • Information Commissioner of Canada
  • Innovation Science & Economic Development
  • ISED / CIPO / TMOB
  • Justice Canada Legal Services
  • Law Enforcement Review Board
  • Military Grievance External Review Committee
  • Military Police Complaints Commission
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Defense Canada
  • New Brunswick Insurance Board
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities
  • Northwest Territories & Nunavut Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal
  • Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • NSIRA
  • Office for the Victims of Crime
  • Office of Conflict of Interest & Ethics Commissioner
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Office of the Conflict of Interest & Ethics Commissioner
  • Office of the DND/CAF Ombudsman
  • Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
  • Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner Canada
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada
  • OJAG Ottawa
  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Ontario Professional Foresters Association
  • OSFI
  • Parliamentary Protective Services
  • Parole Board Canada – Legal Services
  • Patent Appeal Board Patent Appeal Board, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
  • PSIC
  • PSLREB
  • Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
  • Public Service Commission
  • Public Service Labour Relations Board
  • Public Service Staffing Tribunal
  • RCMP – Employee & Management Relations
  • RCMP External Review Committee
  • RCMP National Headquarters
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario
  • Security Intelligence Review Committee
  • Senate of Canada
  • Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund
  • Social Security Tribunal
  • Specific Claims Tribunal
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • Trade-marks Opposition Board CIPO
  • Transport Canada Legal Services
  • Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Veterans Review & Appeal Board
  • Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunal of NWT & Nunavut
  • Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal
  • WorkSafeNB
  • YESAB
  • Yukon Environmental & Socio- Economic Assessment Board
  • Yukon Workers Compensation H&S Board
RECORDED EVENTS

2020 Conference Recording

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Testimonials
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This conference was extremely well organized. The focus on the various aspects and implications of the Vavilov decision was fascinating. The speakers were all excellent and the manner in which potentially differing views were presented was very useful.

Senior Counsel, Justice Canada
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It was a real pleasure to attend. Expertly organized and the virtual platform was seamless and worked perfectly. Speakers were excellent and presentations were interesting and most informative.

Chair & CEO, PEI Regulatory & Appeals Commission
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