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Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Info Source introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) was established with the coming into force on November 1, 2014 of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act. The ATSSC is responsible for providing the support services and the facilities that are needed by each of the administrative tribunals it serves to enable them to exercise their powers and perform their duties and functions in accordance with their legislation and rules.

The Administrative Tribunal Support Service of Canada reports to Parliament through the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Responsibilities

The ATSSC is responsible for providing support services and facilities to 11 federal administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization.

These services include the specialized services required by each tribunal (e.g., registry, research and analysis, legal and other mandate or case activities specific to each tribunal), as well as internal services (e.g., human resources, financial services, information management and technology, accommodations, security, planning and communications).

Supported tribunals:

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

The ATSSC provides administrative support to the Tribunals listed above; administrative records related to these Tribunals can be accessed via the ATSSC.

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent tribunal established by the Government of Canada to provide impartial reviews of notices of violation issued by federal agencies regulating agriculture and food. The Tribunal operates in a court-like fashion to hear cases brought by persons who have been charged for bringing animal or plant products into the country without permission or where a producer, transporter or handler of animals or plants in Canada fails to meet set standards for humane transport, animal identification and disease prevention.

Canada International Trade Tribunal Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to the administration of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act; records pertain to monetary penalties associated with the import of animal and plant products; the humane transport of livestock; the use of pesticides; or the inspection of plants, animals and meats.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, contracts, correspondence, decisions, notices of violation, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 001

Canada Industrial Relations Board

The Canada Industrial Relations Board promotes constructive labour-management relations in the federally regulated private sector. Canada Industrial Relations Board adjudicates unjust dismissal complaints, wage recovery appeals, a new recourse mechanism against employer reprisals under Part III of the Canada Labour Code and Wage Earner Protection Program appeals, and has expanded powers to dispose of occupational health and safety appeals.

Canada Industrial Relations Board Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to the functions of: overseeing the acquisition and termination of bargaining rights; resolving unfair labour practice complaints through mediation or adjudication; and assuring the continuity of services necessary to protect public health and safety in the event of a labour dispute; and the administration of the Status of the Artist Act.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 002

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) determines whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance with a view to protecting and preserving our artistic, historic, and scientific heritage in Canada and making it accessible to the public. CCPERB is an independent decision-making body that reports to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records relating to the certification of cultural property as being of outstanding significance and national importance; the establishment of export delays to provide designated organizations with an opportunity to acquire significant cultural property threatened with permanent export; and the determination of fair cash offers to purchase cultural property for refused export permits.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, applications, briefing materials, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 003

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that reviews allegations of prohibited discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The CHRT determines whether a discriminatory practice has occurred in respect of employment, or the provision of goods, services, facilities and / or accommodation. The CHRT dismisses the matter if without merit, or if the complaint is substantiated, it may provide remedial relief to the victim.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to the cases that have been referred for review by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Administrative records relate specifically to organizations within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada which includes federal government departments and agencies, Crown corporations, banks, airlines, and other federally regulated employers and service providers.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, applications, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 004

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) provides Canadian and international businesses with access to fair, transparent and timely processes for the investigation of trade remedy cases and complaints concerning federal government procurement and for the adjudication of appeals on customs and excise matters. At the request of the Government, the Tribunal provides advice in tariff, trade, commercial and economic matters. Referrals to the CITT can come from the Canada Border Services Agency, Minister of National Revenue, and the Governor in Council or the Minister of Finance

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to complaints, inquiries or appeals in the subjects of anti-dumping injury, procurement, the application of customs and excise taxes, trade and tariff issues, and trade safeguards.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, applications, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, reports and subpoenas.

Record Number: ATSSC 005

Competition Tribunal

The Competition Tribunal is a specialized tribunal that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law. The Tribunal is strictly an adjudicative body that operates independently of any government department. Matters before the Tribunal are usually of national interest and large in scope and complexity, and can involve significant financial stakes and directly impact on the competitiveness of private enterprise and industry.

Competition Tribunal Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to business mergers; abuse of dominant position; agreements between competitors; refusal to comply; price maintenance; other restrictive trade practices; deceptive marketing practices; specialization agreements; delivered pricing; foreign judgments, law and directives that adversely affect economic activity in Canada; and refusals to supply by foreign suppliers.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 006

Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board

The Board is an independent tribunal that was created on November 1, 2014, when the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Act came into force. The Board administers the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems for the federal public sector and Parliamentary employees as well as, since June 1, 2016, RCMP members and reservists. It is also responsible for resolving staffing complaints under the Public Service Employment Act related to internal appointments and layoffs in the federal public service.

Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to adjudication and mediation with public sector employers, specifically: hearings and grievances; labour relations complaints; staffing complaints; layoffs; revocations of appointments; negotiations of collective agreements; and dispute resolution.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, and reports.

Record Number: ATSSC 007

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada

The Tribunal was established under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (the Act), as amended by the Federal Accountability Act. The Act, which came into force on April 15, 2007, is designed to encourage public servants to report wrongdoing by providing protection, in law, against reprisals. The Act provides for the establishment of a Registry to help the Tribunal in the conduct of its work. The Registry of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal (the Registry) reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to the impartial and timely disposition of cases involving complaints relating to reprisals, alleged to have been taken against a public servant as a result of his or her disclosing possible wrongdoing.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, reports, and transcripts.

Record Number: ATSSC 008

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

The Social Security Tribunal of Canada (Tribunal) is an independent administrative tribunal that makes quasi-judicial decisions on appeals related to the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, and the Old Age Security Act.

Social Security Tribunal of Canada Class of Records

Description: Includes administrative records related to appeals related to the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, and the Old Age Security Act.

Document Types: agendas, agreements, briefing materials, complaints, contracts, correspondence, decisions, draft policies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, presentations, reports, and transcripts.

Record Number: ATSSC 009

Internal Services

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisition Services

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management Services

Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management Services

Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

Information Management Services

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology Services

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight Services

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

Materiel Services

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property Services

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

Manuals

The Administrative Tribunal Support Service of Canada has no manuals used by employees when carrying out programs or activities that affect the general public.

Additional information

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through requests outside of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) process. You may wish to consult completed Access to Information (ATI) summaries.

To make an informal request, contact:

Email: communications@tribunal.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-954-6350
Fax: 613-957-3170

Mailing Address:
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
344 Slater St., 15th floor, suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0B6
Canada

The Administrative Tribunal Support Services of Canada has not completed any Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) recently.

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Access ATIP Online Request Service (AORS), or mail your letter or Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) or Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act), along with any necessary documents (such as consent or the $5.00 application fee for a request under the Access to Information Act) to the following address:

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
344 Slater St, 15th floor, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0B6
Telephone: 613-983-0792
Facsimile: 613-957-3170
Email: ATIP-AIPRP@tribunal.gc.ca

Please note: Each request made under the Access to Information Act must be accompanied by an application fee of $5.00, cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

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In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, records may be reviewed in person at 344 Slater Street, 344 Slater St, 15th floor, Suite 100, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0B6.

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