Court Challenges Program’s Human Rights Expert Panel Seeks Members

(via the Department of Canadian Heritage)

The Department of Canadian Heritage is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Court Challenges Program’s Human Rights Expert Panel. The seven-member expert panel is responsible for making decisions on funding test cases of national significance and for working with the Official Languages Rights Expert Panel to determine how the Program’s annual budget will be allocated. The Expert Panel receives administrative support from the University of Ottawa. 

A Selection Committee will be responsible for the selection of qualified candidates. The selection process is open, transparent and merit-based, consistent with the approach established for all Government of Canada appointments. The Minister of Canadian Heritage wishes to appoint candidates who collectively represent the diversity of Canada.

A Notice of Opportunity for Ministerial Appointment, inviting leaders in the areas of human ​​rights to apply for positions on the Expert Panel, has been posted on the website at

For more information on the Court Challenges Program, you can visit its website at