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

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Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals Course

April 15 & 16, 2019


Instructors: Adrian Wright/Sheldon Toner

The Charter of Rights plays an important role in the work of most tribunals.  Many may rely on the Human Rights Act in the course of making a decision.

We are excited to announce that the Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals course is coming to Edmonton in April! This two-day course covers the essential features of both the Charter of Rights and the Human Rights Act.  It is relevant to tribunal members, advocates and staff.

The purpose of this advanced workshop:

  • Overview of Charter of Rights and Human Rights
  • Analysis of human rights legislation
  • Recognizing human rights issues problems by decision-makers and staff
  • Presenting human rights cases
  • Knowing what to do when confronted with human rights issues
  • Understanding and developing a process for addressing human rights issues in the tribunal context
  • Sensitivity to human rights issues

Who should take this advanced workshop:

  • Decision-makers in areas likely to encounter human rights issues. This could be any administrative tribunal but principally in the areas of human rights, workers’ compensation, employment standards, social assistance, student loans, landlord tenant, immigration, and pensions.
  • Administrators of decision-makers in these areas
  • Advocates appearing before these decision-makers
  • Staff in organizations encountering human rights issues

Learn more

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Download Our Full 2019 Course Calendar by Clicking Here.

For more information, please contact assistant@foaj.ca or call 780-466-0501

Who is the Foundation of Administrative Justice?

The Foundation of Administrative Justice provides essential educational courses for Canadian tribunals and the people who appear before them. These administrative tribunals have a tremendous influence on the day-to-day lives of Canadians, as they decide rights and entitlements related to licensing, status of people and things, and money and benefits owed. They are often known as the ABCs, or agencies, boards, and commissions of the federal and provincial governments.

Tribunals also reach into the private sector through appeal and discipline committees for professional organizations, sports groups, unions, and other associations. Perhaps your business has had to take out a liquor license; maybe you want to appeal a municipal development decision; you may have been involved in a labour dispute, or have had an issue with your doctor or teacher. Tribunals are involved, and often central, in all these cases. Our foundation can help you understand all aspects of these various tribunals.

Certificate and Course Offerings

The Foundation of Administrative Justice offers a Certificate program: Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice (CTAJ™). This Certificate assists tribunals and participants to evaluate and support competencies in administrative justice roles. The certificate is a comprehensive collection of our courses with an evaluation at the end of each course offering.

Our courses, including eLearning options, are offered on a regular basis throughout the year, to provide maximum flexibility for newly appointed members. These courses focus on interpreting laws, presenting and weighing evidence, holding effective hearings, and making and writing decisions. We provide the only comprehensive education for members, prospective members and staff of quasi-judicial boards and commissions across Canada, which includes northern and eastern provinces.

The training is designed and delivered by professionals who have been or are involved in administrative tribunals. Our course costs are favourable to course offerings from other organizations, because the Foundation operates on a non-profit basis.

Join Us

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 ABC. Employers look favourably on applicants who have completed FOAJ courses and the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™.

While the core of our students largely consist of individuals who are associated with tribunals, the Foundation provides effective education to those appearing before tribunals as well. We encourage you to become a member to receive a discount on course fees in addition to many other benefits.