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“Many more citizens have their rights determined by … tribunals than by the courts. If the Charter is to be 
meaningful to ordinary people, then it must find its expression in the decisions of these tribunals.”
– Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada


Attend this intensive, one-day program to learn from experienced and expert counsel and tribunal members:
  • when you need to address a party’s Charter arguments;
  • how to structure your hearing to effectively address Charter claims or arguments that raise Charter values;
  • what you need to know about substantive Charter rights, including legal rights, freedom of expression, freedom of association and equality; and
  • how to conduct a justification analysis under section 1 of the Charter or a Doré Charter values balancing exercise. 

Many administrative tribunals now interpret and apply the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to determine the constitutionality of their enabling legislation, craft remedies for Charter breaches and weigh statutory objectives against Charter values in exercising discretionary powers. Tribunals must also exercise coercive or investigatory powers in a manner respectful of parties’ legal rights under the Charter. 

Finally, learn about best practices for managing hearings involving Charter claims and values from experienced tribunal chairs, members and counsel. 

THIS PROGRAM is offered jointly by the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and Osgoode Professional Development. 


In Person $550.00 (plus applicable taxes)$600.00 (plus applicable taxes)
Webcast $375.00 (plus applicable taxes)$425.00 (plus applicable taxes)