The four Courts are itinerant, sitting in various locations across the country to reach Canadians. Consequently, CAS must be able to support members of the courts in preparing files, conducting hearings and writing decisions “anywhere, anytime.” CAS support for judicial and registry services is tailored to the particular needs of the four individual Courts, while for common areas, such as finance, human resources, information technology, information management, security and facilities, CAS acts as a provider of shared services to the Courts.
In 2016–17, court and registry services were offered in every province and territory through a network of twelve permanent offices and agreements with eight provincial and territorial courts. The two locations in Ottawa are headquarters to the four Courts. The main regional offices are in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, and local offices are in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Québec City, Halifax, Fredericton and St. John’s. In 2016–17, 637 full-time equivalents provided services to the courts.
Supporting access to justice across Canada
From left to right: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s