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2019

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Foundation of Administrative Justice! As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year with gratitude for those who have contributed to making it such a great one. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you all the happiness and success! Holiday Hours Our offices will be closed from December 24th at noon until January 2nd, 2020. See you in the New Year! Instructors Professional Development Day In November our instructors spent 1.5 days learning at our Professional Development Day! One of[...]
As the Leaves Turn – Fall at FOAJ

As the Leaves Turn – Fall at FOAJ

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” -Oscar Wilde The busy summer months have translated into a busy fall, and all of a sudden, it’s October!  Some things that are currently on our radar this fall: New to the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™ (CTAJ™) Program:  The Cultural Competencies Workshop qualifies for 7 CTAJ™ credits!. Cultural Competencies is a one day workshop that is designed to engage participants in intermediate to advanced discussions about a topic of national importance to tribunals and decision makers.  Canadians are diverse in their racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds, representing over 200 ethnic groups.[...]
Board Member Feature: Christine Bernard

Board Member Feature: Christine Bernard

Title: BA, LLB Favourite quote: Oh my gosh, I don’t think I have one! *laughs* When did you start working with FOAJ? In April of this year. It’s been going well, absolutely! Can you tell me a little bit about your story getting to where you are now? I.e. where you went to school, where you grew up, etc. I grew up in Alberta in a farming community called Legal. It’s a small French town, north of Morinville. My dad is a French Canadian from Alberta and my mom is an Acadian from New Brunswick. We grew up there, spending[...]
Board Member Feature: Yacub Adam

Board Member Feature: Yacub Adam

Name: Yacub Adam Roles/Titles: Board Member at FOAJ, Professor of Political Science, Vice Chair of the Human Rights Commission in Yellowknife and currently a political consultant. Favourite Quote: There are so many to pick from. There are of course the usual serious, profound, uplifting and well trodden ones. So, I tend to like the less known and perhaps slightly irreverent ones. The slightly off the wall ones if you like. There Winston Churchill clearly had the edge. As a political scientist this is one of my favourites, for its directness and perhaps some underlying truth: “Diplomacy is the art of[...]
Board Member Feature: Kathryn Oviatt

Board Member Feature: Kathryn Oviatt

Name: Kathryn Oviatt Titles:  Barrister and Solicitor, or Lawyer, Qualified Arbitrator, Partner at Oviatt Law, Labour Arbitrator, Tribunal Member for the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Hearing Panel roster member for the Real Estate Council of Alberta. Favourite quote: “Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou When did you start working with FOAJ? I was just appointed recently, in April 2019. Can you tell me a little bit about your story getting to where you are now? I.e. where you went to school, where you grew up, etc. I[...]

Upcoming April Events

It is a busy month for the FOAJ as we host our Annual General Meeting, CTAJ™ Graduation and the Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals course in Edmonton. The FOAJ Annual General Meeting and CTAJ™ Graduation April 16th, 2019 Radisson Edmonton South – Palm Room Edmonton, AB Evening Agenda 5:30pm – Welcome Reception & Dinner 6:30pm – Annual General Meeting 7:30pm – Certificate in Tribunal Administrative JusticeTM Graduation 8:00pm – Presentation 8:30pm – Networking Register Now Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals Course April 15 & 16, 2019 Edmonton Instructors: Adrian Wright/Sheldon Toner The Charter of Rights plays[...]
The Courses We Offer

The Courses We Offer

Administrative law impacts us all in so many ways every day.  It is important that the decision makers are well trained. We encourage you to consider our education, particularly if you are involved in administrative tribunal work, or if you want to prepare for potential appointment to an agency, board, or commission.  Employers look favourably on applicants who have completed FOAJ courses and the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™. We offer a variety of courses on a regular schedule throughout the year, and most qualify for the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice TM. Regular education days are scheduled in Edmonton,[...]

Re-Cap and Reflection

2018 marked the 20 year celebration for the Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ)! What started in 1998 as four courses in the province of Alberta has exponentially grown to a Canada-wide organization that now offers more than 45 courses with over 5,000 individuals trained. As we begin 2019, we want to take a moment and reflect on the success of the past year and look ahead to the exciting future for the FOAJ. It all began in 1998 when the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals organized a “Train the Trainer” for the Prairie Provinces (AB, SK, MB) so those provinces[...]