Welcome to the Website of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada

The Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs reports directly to the Minister of Justice. The Office of the Commissioner was established in 1978 to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and provide federally appointed judges with administrative services independent of the Department of Justice.

Duties and responsibilities include:

In order to carry out these activities and provide services to approximately 1,100 active judges and 850 retired judges and their survivors in Canada, the Commissioner is assisted by the Deputy Commissioner, seven Directors and, at present, 70 other staff members.

This Web site is designed to inform all Canadians about FJA's role and activities in judicial affairs in Canada. We welcome any requests for information and any comments or suggestions. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Enjoy your visit to our site!

Marc A. Giroux, Commissioner