Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) physical office space will be closed, being a non-essential business, for the duration of the Ontario order requiring only essential workplaces be operating.
PIAC staff will be working from home until further notice. We continue to make regulatory submissions, to hold government decisions up to public scrutiny and to advocate for consumer rights during this period. We are available to all media via video.
PIAC will emphasize actions and information relevant to consumers as they attempt to fairly and reliably get access to essential services such as telecommunications (Internet, wireless and phone) and broadcasting; air travel protection and redress; privacy; retail banking including mortgages; and competition and general consumer law in a time of uncertainty and scarcity.
We trust in the power and compassion of the public in these difficult times to support all of our interests.
Friday, November 15th, 2019
OTTAWA - The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today announced its Annual Dinner 2019 will be held at the magnificent National Arts Centre, Rossy Pavilion, on Thursday, 28 November 2019 from 6 p.m. PIAC's Annual Dinner is an Ottawa highlight for collegiality among the many stakeholders in Canada's consumer protection, communications, privacy, air transportation, electronic commerce and competition advocates, regulators, lawyers, experts, policy analysts, journalists, academics and students.
Traditionally, PIAC attracts a high-profile speaker to inform and entertain attendees with developments in their regulatory and policy area and to explain new developments in their field and what their agency is doing to advance consumer interests in Canada.
This year is no exception, as PIAC welcomes the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Daniel Therrien, to address the Annual Dinner. Mr. Therrien will speak on data breach regulation, privacy legislation reform and the intersection of privacy and communications and we greatly anticipate his remarks, which we have no doubt will be of interest and value to our attendees.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Description for Social Justice Articling Position Funded
by the Law Foundation of Ontario
Name and Location of Organization:
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
200-285 McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1A1
For Articling Year: 2020-2021
Deadline for Application: May 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Interviews the weeks of: June 3rd - 7th and June 10th – 13th, 2019
Offers will be made: June 14, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
For Articling Year: 2018-2019
Deadline for Application: May 23, 2017
Interviews the weeks of: May 29 and June 5, 2017
Offers will be made: June 19, 2017
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
PIAC's Annual Dinner will feature keynote speaker Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairmain of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
PIAC is once again offering an articling position, for the Articling Year: 2017-2018, thanks to the Social Justice Articling Positions Funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. Deadline for Application: May 24, 2016. Interviews the weeks of: May 30 and June 6, 2016. Offer will be made: June 20, 2016. Please apply!
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
The emphasis in recruitment will be on a student from the Faculty of Law and/or familiarity with economics, and public policy management. PIAC’s work in consumer protection requires knowledge and skills in these fields.
Start Date: May 2016
End Date: August 2016
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Annual Dinner Presents:
Featured Speaker Daniel Therrien
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Friday November 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM
National Arts Centre, Fountain Room, Ottawa
Friday, August 28th, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre will be holding it's annual dinner on Friday, November 27th at 6 PM at the National Arts Centre.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
For Articling Year: 2016-2017
Deadline for Application: May 19, 2015
Interviews the weeks of: May 25 and June 1, 2015
Offers will be made: June 17, 2015