Ron Ellis to Receive OBA Award

Congratulations to one of SOAR’s founding members, S. Ron Ellis, Q.C. recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s 2014 Tom Marshall Award of Excellence from the Public Sector Lawyers Section.

Ron is former Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (now the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal), an eminent scholar and advocate for administrative justice reform (author of the seminal Unjust By Design, nominated for this year’s Donner Price in Public Policy).

Ron will receive the award during the 8th Annual Tom Marshall Award dinner on May 7th, 2014. See the attached invitation for full details.

8th Annual Tom Marshall Award Dinner Invitation



Announcement 2013-2015 Soar Board Of Directors And Executive

The Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) is pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors Elections and Executive Committee for the 2013-2015 term. In October 2013, SOAR launched its first electronic elections platform. A number of exceptional candidates came forward and expressed an interest in volunteering for the SOAR Board and furthering SOAR's mission. The Membership votes were finalized and results presented during the Annual General Meeting held at SOAR's 25th Silver Jubilee Annual Conference at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto. At their first meeting held November 20th, 2013 the new Board elected their Executive Officers. Please join us in congratulating the new SOAR Board and Executive. Click here to read their biographies.

SOAR President

Emanuela Heyninck, Commissioner, Pay Equity Commission
Part Time Adjudicator Health Professions and Health Services Appeal Review Boards