Canadian Judicial Council (CJC)
The Canadian Judicial Council, created in 1971, is chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada and includes the chief justices and associate chief justices of all superior courts. Its objectives include prompting efficiency in the courts, ensuring justice is dispensed uniformly across the country, and co-ordinating the continuing education of judges. The council also investigates complaints against superior court judges and can recommend that disciplinary action be taken against a judge found guilty of misconduct.
International Association of Judges (IAJ)
Based in Rome, the International Association of Judges is an umbrella group of 69 judicial organizations around the world dedicated to protecting the independence of the judiciary. The association explores judicial and legal issues around the globe through the reports of its network of member countries.
Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association (CMJA)
Since 1970 the Commonwealth Judges and Magistrates Association has been opposing corruption and promoting judicial independence and human rights in Commonwealth countries. It convenes a general assembly of its members at least every four years and organizes training courses, seminars and workshops for judges.
Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges (CAPCJ)
The 1,000-member Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges is a federation of the provincial and territorial judges' associations in each jurisdiction. Founded in 1973, it promotes judicial independence, law reform initiatives and programs to educate its members and the public.
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
The Canadian Bar Association is the voice of Canada's legal profession, speaking on behalf of its 35,000 members, which include lawyers, judges, Quebec notaries, law teachers and law students. It has branches in every province and territory and a mandate to improve the law, the administration of justice and citizens' access to justice. The CBA also promotes equality in the justice system and works to improve the skills and ethical standards of the legal profession.
The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all Canadians. Through conferences and training programs, it explores ways to improve the administration of justice and safeguard the independence of the judiciary.
National Judicial Institute (NJI)
The National Judicial Institute coordinates professional development for Canadian judges. It organizes and presents continuing education programs on the law, judging, ethics and social issues to ensure judges are informed, skilled and work to the highest possible standards.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC)
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada („Federationš) is the national coordinating body of the 14 Law Societies in Canada who have responsibility to regulate Canada's 88,500 lawyers and Québec's 3,500 notaries in the public interest.
CLEONet is an online clearinghouse for community legal education in Ontario. Community legal education helps low-income and disadvantaged communities understand and exercise their legal rights. CLEONet is a project of Community Legal Education Ontario
Ontario Justice Education Network
OJEN is a collaborative Network of organizations and individuals who work together on provincial and local levels to promote understanding, education, and dialogue, supporting a responsive and inclusive justice system.