Who we are

Based in Ottawa, the National Judicial Institute (NJI) is an independent, not-for-profit institution committed to building better justice through leadership in the education of judges in Canada and internationally.

Judicial Training

The NJI has become an acknowledged world leader in the design and delivery of judicial education, known for offering dynamic and relevant programming to judges in Canada.

International Projects

In its international work, the NJI seeks to strengthen the rule of law through judicial education and judicial reform. Through strengthening judicial institutions, progress can be made towards poverty alleviation and development.

A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome

Thank you to the former Chief Justice of Canada, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, for more than 17 years of strong and steadfast leadership as the chair of the NJI Board of Governors.

We are delighted to welcome Canada’s new Chief Justice, The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, as the incoming chair of the NJI board.