The BC Council of Administrative Tribunals (BCCAT) is a membership-based organization that supports the administrative justice community. We enhance the knowledge and specialized skills of tribunal and regulatory board professionals. As a voluntary association, we are a voice for the community and a vehicle for cooperation among our colleagues. BCCAT is run by the same people it serves – the administrative justice community.
The administrative justice sector is a community with common goals: dedicated to fair, timely and cost effective justice. Members represent administrative tribunals, regulatory bodies, or organizations with quasi-judicial roles such as government departments, professional associations, colleges and universities. While diverse, we share similar interests and challenges. BCCAT serves to bridge these interests dedicated to serve the administrative justice community.
BCCAT Courses and Conference
Education and training are at the heart of BCCAT. We embrace education and training as a life-long experience. Through experienced instructors, drawn from active tribunal members, BCCAT provides courses and workshops for new and seasoned adjudicators and staff. Training is hands-on and skills based – precisely what is required to be successful in your role.
Resources and support for Administrative Justice
BCCAT supports the administrative justice community by providing practical tools – through courses, education conferences and policy advice – in addition to our Decision-maker’s Manual, roundtable discussions and networking sessions. We also act as a voice for the community liaising with the provincial government. Our goal is to develop and improve the administrative justice system.
Benefits of Membership
Individual and group memberships are packaged with training and support services to enable you to be successful in the administrative justice community.
• Training course discounts
• Decision-maker’s Manual
• Education conference discount
• Roundtables on admin justice
• BCCAT Newsletters
Five Student Sponsorships Available
To help promote exposure to – and encourage participation in – BC’s administrative tribunal community, every year BCCAT offers five, no-cost registrations for students in legal or dispute resolution studies to attend the BCCAT Annual Educational Conference.
What’s included: Funding includes a full conference package, up to $250 for travel and accommodation expenses, and plenty of networking opportunities for each student selected.
BCCAT Recognition Award
The BCCAT Recognition award is intended to recognize a person or persons for their outstanding contribution to the Administrative Justice System in BC. The award may recognize a particular achievement or an individual’s service over a period of time.