Returning in person this October to Ottawa for 2 days of lively discussion on administrative law and networking with experts and professionals working in the administrative and regulatory sectors.


Michael H. Morris

Senior General Counsel
Justice Canada


Lori Sterling

Senior Counsel
Bennett Jones
Former Associate Deputy Minister Justice Canada


Marie-Claude Landry Ad. E.

Chief Commissioner
Canadian Human Rights Commission


Associate Justice Alexandre Kaufman

Superior Court of Justice

Featured Government Speakers

Meera Bennett

Legal Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General, British Columbia
Vice President, BC Council of Administrative Tribunals (BCCAT)
Chair, BCCAT’s Education Committee


Jennifer Khurana

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal


J. Scott MacKenzie, Q.C.

Chair & CEO
PEI Regulatory & Appeals Commission


Michel Waechter

Président & CEO
Commission d’examen des troubles mentaux Tribunal administratif du Québec

  • Ensuring Procedural Fairness for Self-Represented Litigants: How Administrative Bodies Can Walk the Line Between Passive and Active Participants
  • Meeting The Duty to Accommodate Mandate and Ensuring Access to Justice Amid Technology Barriers in Virtual Courtroom Proceedings
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Versus the Open Court Principal: Determining When the Open Court Policy Applies and to Whom
  • How Administrative Bodies Can Reduce Barriers to Hiring and Retaining Effective Employees and Maximize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices under the Public Service Employment Act Amendments

Workshops are offered In-Person only

  • 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
Top Reasons to Attend
  • FIND Practical applications to the most critical legal cases
  • DISCOVER best practices for ensuring access to justice in an ever-evolving technical world
  • BOOST your team’s resiliency to face a more burdensome correctness standard
  • GAIN critical insights to ensure decisions are well-reasoned, fair, equitable and consistent
  • CONNECT with federal and provincial decision-makers, Justices, academic experts, and law firms

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.

CPD Accreditation

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 7.5 of the 9 substantive hours, 1.5 of the 3 professionalism hours, as well as 1 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 attending pre-conference Workshop A, and members will receive an additional 3 professionalism hours for attending pre-conference Workshop B.
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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
  • Fisheries & Oceans Canada
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yukon Environmental & Socio- Economic Assessment Board
  • Yukon Workers Compensation H&S Board

2021 Conference

Missed last year’s conference? Watch a recording of the 21st annual event


Complimentary Recorded Session

Reflections on How Canadian Administrative Law and Practice Has Evolved in the Past Two Decades and New Questions to be Resolved Moving Forward

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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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