This two-part webinar series will support adjudicators in understanding and applying equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights obligations in their work. The webinar’s objective is to ensure that in managing hearing rooms, designing adjudicative processes, and making credibility findings, tribunals and their members intentionally consider how to be inclusive, accommodating, and free from implicit bias and racism.
Part I (September 29) will be instructional. It will present key ideas, case law and research including:
- Key concepts including the duty to accommodate, intersectionality, trauma, white privilege, implicit bias, and unconscious racism.
- What should the adjudicator consider before the hearing starts?
- How to get the best evidence.
- Providing tools for the adjudicator in evaluating their own implicit bias when making credibility findings and decision making.
Part II (October 20) will be both instructional and interactive. First, there be a short panel of adjudicators who will discuss issues that they have had to work through in adjudication. We will then use break-out rooms to work through adjudicative scenarios with panel members and other experts assigned to a break-out room to help facilitate discussion.
This webinar is offered in English only, except that there will a French version of the materials and breakout rooms for French discussion. Choose to attend one or both parts. The workshop sessions will not be recorded.
Workshop Lead: Grace Vaccarelli, Mediator, Investigator, Ethical Associates
Panelists / Facilitators
- Sherry Liang, Member, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal
- Simmi K. Sandhu, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal of British Columbia
- Justice of the Peace Marisha Roman, Ontario Court of Justice
- Melissa L. Luhtanen, J.D., Senior Legal Counsel, Alberta Human Rights Commission
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- Elsy Chakkalakal, General Counsel and Senior Director of Operations, Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada
- Esi Codjoe, Partner, Turnpenney Milne
- Antoine Collins, Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
- Brian Eyolfosn, Human Rights Lawyer
- Sue Heakes, Senior Member, Consent and Capacity Board; Vice-Chair College of Immigration of Citizenship Consultants
- Julie Jai, Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators
- Margaret Leighton, Member, Law Society Tribunal of Ontario
- Sherry Liang, Adjudicator, Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal
- Sophie Martel, Bilingual Workplace Investigator & Trainer
- Malcolm Mercer, Chair, Law Society Tribunal of Ontario
- Naomi Overend
- Cynthia Pay, Tribunal Counsel, Law Society Tribunal
- Mélanie Raymond, Juge administrative, Tribunal administratif du travail (QC)
- Sylvie Séguin, Member and Vice-Chair, Comité de déontologie policière (QC)
- Kate Sellar, Member, Social Security Tribunal of Canada, Appeal Division
- Jay Sengupta, Dispute Resolution
- Jim Sheppard, Vice Chair, BC Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal
- Darren Thorne, Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Part I: September 29, 2022; 1-2:30 ET
Part II: October 20, 2022; 1-2:30 ET
CCAT Members: $75 + applicable taxes
Non-members: $160 + applicable taxes
Students: $15 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT15)
CCAT Members: $50 + applicable taxes
Non-members: $95 + applicable taxes
Students: $10 + applicable taxes (Promo Code: STUDENTETUDIANT10)
Cancellation: Participants cancelling prior to September 16, 2022 receive a full refund less a $25.00 administration fee. Written notification by e-mail will be accepted. Participants cancelling after this date forfeit 100% of the registration fee, although substitutions can be made at any time.