The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), South Asian Bar Association – Toronto (SABA), and Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) hosted an event at Blaney McMurtry LLP on diversity and public appointments.
Debra Roberts, Deputy Chief of Staff from the Public Appointments Secretariat, spoke about the application system and how the process to get appointed to provincial boards or tribunals works.
The Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS) administers and processes the appointment of qualified individuals to over 600 provincial agencies boards and commissions in Ontario. They support the Premier in administering the public appointments process, and serve as the focal point for queries from agencies, ministries and the public regarding the appointments process.
The Public Appointments Secretariat is also the body responsible for appointing Justices of the Peace in Ontario, and several health-related tribunals.