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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[...]
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[...]