SOAR Scholarship in Administrative Law 2020


Applications are invited for the annual SOAR academic scholarship. 

The Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan association of Chairs, members, management and staff of the province’s administrative boards, agencies and tribunals.  SOAR’s mission is to advance administrative justice through education, advocacy and innovation.

COVID-19 Announcement

Greetings from SOAR. 

It is a difficult time of self-isolation and social distancing. Yet, the justice sector must find creative ways to carry on and ensure access to justice.

What is SOAR doing?

Professional Development 

An Evening with SOAR at the Advocates' Society, March 5, 2020

An Evening with SOAR
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:30 pm—7:00 pm
The Advocates’ Society
2700 - 250 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Advocates' Society and SOAR invite you to an evening of refreshments and networking. This reception connects members of the private bar with Chairs, Vice Chairs and Staff lawyers of administrative and regulatory agencies, boards and tribunals for a unique evening of collegiality.

To learn more or register visit

SOAR Commentary on new Ontario Agencies and Appointments Directive Dec 2019

Amended Ontario Agencies and Appointments Directive, November 1, 2019

The Ontario government has passed a new Agencies and Appointments Directive, effective November 1, 2019.  It replaces the June 2017 version. Find the full Directive here

2019 SOAR Medal Recipients Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 SOAR Medal Recipients. The SOAR Medal honours those who have made a significant contribution to the administrative justice community and have been dedicated and active members of SOAR.  This year's SOAR Medals will be presented to:

Emanuela Heyninck

Susan E. Opler

We could not be more proud to present the SOAR Medal to two very worthy recipients this year.

Notice of Election for the SOAR Board of Directors

SOAR invites all of its members who are Chairs, Full-time adjudicators, Part-time adjudicators and Staff of Ontario adjudicative/regulatory agencies, boards and commissions to consider serving on SOAR’s Board of Directors for 2019-2021.

Please note the following important election dates:

September 13, 2019                Distribution of Notice of Election from SOAR