This manual on a literacy program for administrative tribunals builds on the good work of numerous organizations in this area. These groups include the Canadian Judicial Council, the Canadian Bar Association, the National Judicial Institute, the John Howard Society of Canada, Correctional Services Canada, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and the British Columbia Securities Commission. Their work has helped us create a guide specifically for administrative tribunals.
We thank the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada for its support of this project. We also owe thanks to John O’Leary, President of Frontier College, an organization that has long promoted literacy; the Learning Disabled Association of Canada; and Graham Stewart, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada.
Within our own organization, the members of the Committee— Administrative Tribunals, Literacy and Access to Justice in Canada—have contributed generously of their time and knowledge to further this work.
Thanks are due to Richard Nolan of Clarke and Nolan Consultants and Diane Drinkwater Wood of Drinkwater Consultants who provided the research for this manual.
This list would not be complete without acknowledging those who pushed hard to bring literacy to our attention—within their families; in their communities; and with local, regional, and national organizations. Thank you for highlighting this real and pressing problem.
Arthur B. Trudeau
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals