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Decisions, Decisions – How to Write them Successfully

In this video Leila Gosselin discusses the essential requirements for an effective decision. She shares how to write an effective decision designed for the related audience, including the legal requirements for administrative decision makers. She addresses two main motives/explanations on what makes a written decision ineffective or futile. Leila shares a sample of a decision writing structure and the steps for effective decision writing. Leila Gosselin, BA Specialization in Criminology, JD, CTAJ Ms. Gosselin is a retired lawyer who practiced in the area of administrative law. She received her B.A. (Criminology with Distinction 1986), and LL.B. (1989), from the University[...]

Webinar Recording: Irish Mediation Act 2017

Support for the regulation of mediation in Canada has waxed and waned over the years. Many practitioners agree that some form of oversight is needed although many cannot agree why. One of the strongest arguments against regulation is the cost involved to set up regulatory bodies which would likely mean higher professional membership fees for mediators. But there is more than one way to consider regulation and in this webinar we hear about the experience in Ireland with its Mediation Act, 2017 and if this model should be considered in Canada. Presenter:  Colm Brannigan Colm Brannigan is mediator and arbitrator[...]

Webinar Recording: Introducing a Contemplative Practice into your Practice

Imagine what the world could look like if we had more awareness or were more skillful in providing constructive feedback to each other! Jules utilizes “Active Engagement” (the art of active noticing and mindfulness) as a principled way to help teams, clients and consultants, families and loved ones have honest and safe conversations with each other. He promotes self reflection and being more aware of our own behaviors and actions to see  if they are in alignment with our espoused values. Are they in sync? Perfect lessons and reminders as we re-emerge into a new world post Covid world. Jules LeBoeuf is a[...]

From Horses to Negotiating: A Day in the life of a Vancouver Police Officer

Susan Sharp is the Sergeant in charge of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Mounted Unit. A 22-year member of the VPD, Susan has worked in various operational positions in surveillance, property crime, and the Court and Detention Services section. She is also a member of the Crisis Negotiator Team, where she is a Negotiating Liaison Officer who advises the Critical Incident Commander. Susan will share her stories about what it’s like to be a police officer on horseback in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.  She will also share some of the strategies her team uses when communicating with a person in crisis[...]

2021 Graduation Ceremony

Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™ 2021 Graduation The Foundation of Administrative Justice would like to honour the administrative justice professionals who graduated with their Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™. The graduates finished their certification at a unique time for FOAJ. They had to learn how to navigate the new demands of managing zoom on top of our course material. Thank you to our Graduates for being patient during the pandemic and bold enough to try something new. We wish you nothing but success in your professional career. This graduation marks your commitment to your professional development. Graduation is a significant moment for[...]

Paul Owens

A thank you a message from the Board Chair Paul Owen! Hello, everyone. My name is Paul Owens . It has been my pleasure to serve on the board of directors for the foundation of administrative justice, also known as FOAJ, since 2014. I’ve been the board chair for the last four years. It has been quite a year that has been full of surprises, challenges, and opportunities. And I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for your support. It has not been an easy 12 months, but we must stay strong together. This[...]

Virtual Hearings – Here to Stay!

The requirements of social distancing have accelerated the use of technology as an alternative to holding in-person hearings.  Learn practical tips for setting up and conducting a hearing using video conferencing.  The virtual hearing will likely develop into one of the procedural alternatives at the disposal of an administrative decision-maker.   Having the flexibility and confidence to hold virtual hearings will give tribunals another way to offer a cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes. Participants will receive resource materials. Our Presenters: Presented by Adrian Wright and Carol Zukiwski

Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recongnize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.  The Canadain Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also know as indigenous peoples. In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, take part in one of the many events happening online, check out some reading lists or visit a museum virtually! You can also watch the recording of our June Lunchen Webinar linked below. Watch Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation discuss the important work[...]

Emerging Practice of Med-Arb: Rules, Standards & Designations

Below you will find the recorded webinar from May 12, 2020. Med-Arb is a distinct, innovative standalone process that is not as well known or understood by consumers of ADR services compared to mediation and arbitration. Med-Arb is not merely the merging of separate mediation and arbitration processes, but a unique process designed to meet the needs of particular disputants. It involves nuances and complexities that can be fine-tuned to the needs of the parties as a customized dispute resolution process, which requires a high level of practitioner competence to do successfully. As part of ADRIC’s roles of protecting the[...]

A Story of Heroism & Survival

Recording: A Story of Heroism & Survival On April 14, 2020 we hosted a webinar along with the FOAJ called A Story of Heroism & Survival with Marnie Bondar and Ilana Krygier Lapides. View the recording below. Scroll down to read the Speaker’s bios. Marnie Bondar As the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors, Marnie Bondar grew up well-fed on chicken soup and extraordinary stories of survival and heroism.  A tight bond with her grandmother, Freda Plucer, remained until Freda’s death in January 2020 and the two shared a lifelong commitment to standing up to intolerance and discrimination. While Freda can no[...]
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