Statement Of Principles For The Appointment Of Adjudicative Tribunal Members

This document sets out principles that apply to the appointment of members to adjudicative administrative tribunals in Ontario and in particular to the 37 adjudicative bodies with statutory judicial powers governed by the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 (ATAGAA).

SOAR - Funded Research Opportunity


SOAR is an organization with representation from Ontario’s administrative law tribunals, boards and agencies. It is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a full-time Executive Director.

SOAR is seeking a researcher with an interest in how administrative law tribunals interact with self-represented litigants.

An Evening with SOAR, Wednesday February 21, 2018, hosted by The Advocates' Society

Don't miss out on this unique networking opportunity available to Chairs, Vice - Chairs, Staff Lawyers and members of SOAR, hosted by the Advocates' Society's Regulatory and Administrative Law Group on Wednesday February 21, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm.


To register:

please fill out and send the form (below) to the Advocates' Society or contact


Slate of Nominees for SOAR Board of Directors Election

The Election Committee received 15 qualified Nominations to stand for election to the SOAR Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term. 

The online elections will take place from November 16 to 23, 2017.  An online ballot and voting instructions will be emailed to SOAR electors on November 16th. You may review information about the nominees below.




Gary Yee - 2017 Law Society Medal Award recipient

 SOAR is pleased to congratulate Gary Yee, a member of the SOAR Board of Directors, on his 2017 Law Society Medal Award. The Law Society of Upper Canada will recognize 11 outstanding members of Ontario’s legal professions at its annual awards ceremony on May 24, 2017. Gary Yee is being recognized for his activism and advocacy for Chinese and other racialized communities, including the redress campaign against the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, as well as for his leadership in administrative justice and the tribunal sector.

Voy Stelmaszynski - Tom Marshall Award of Excellence for Public Sector Lawyers recipient

SOAR is pleased to congratulate our President Voy Stelmaszynski on being the 2017 Honoured Recipient of the Ontario Bar Association's Tom Marshall Award of Excellence. The award will be presented on May 25th 2017, where the achievements of Voy T. Stelmaszynski will be honored and celebrated. Enjoy the company of colleagues and friends and hear from this year’s distinguished award winner and special guests. Reserve your place today.