Welcome to SATA
The Saskatchewan Administrative Tribunals Association (SATA) is a provincial organization of administrative tribunal members and other persons interested in administrative justice.
SATA's objectives are:
a. To facilitate the sharing of professional information experience and expertise about administrative justice by our members;
b. To promote and assist in the education and training of tribunal members and staff;
c. To address common concerns of members within the administrative justice system in Saskatchewan;
d. To act as a source of information and consultation on issues relating to the administration, development and improvement of the administrative justice system; and
e. To liaise with tribunal members and staff in other provinces and in the federal jurisdiction and with
Administrative tribunals have a tremendous influence on our daily lives. As part of the quasi-judicial system, administrative tribunals decide rights and entitlements related to licensing, status of people and things, and money and benefits owed.
- agencies, boards and commissions of provincial government
- public-sector appeal bodies and committees for municipalities, colleges and universities
- appeal and discipline committees for professional organizations, sports groups, unions and other associations.
In 2007, Ombudsman Saskatchewan completed a review of administrative tribunals in Saskatchewan entitled:
Hearing Back: Piecing Together Timeliness in Saskatchewan’s Administrative Tribunals
The report contained 27 recommendations for improving tribunal practices. Many of these recommendations referred to better training.
In 2009, Ombudsman Saskatchewan began a project with the Dispute Resolution Office, a branch of the Ministry of Justice, to develop a training resource for members of administrative tribunals and others. That project resulted in Practice Essentials for Administrative Tribunals: Practice Essentials for Administrative Tribunals (ombudsman.sk.ca)
Partly as a result of the Ombudsman’s recommendations, Saskatchewan Administrative Tribunals Association (SATA) was incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation. SATA held its inaugural founding meeting, on June 7, 2012, in Regina where the bylaws were adopted and the initial Board of Directors was elected.