The TCAS Constitution
TCAS originated as the “Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto”, which was formed in 2004 by a small group of leading Canadian arbitration practitioners. The organization has grown and evolved significantly since that time, and the TCAS Constitution was most recently amended in May, 2016.
The Constitution sets out TCAS’ purposes and objectives, provides for the election and responsibilities of the Executive Committee, and addresses various other procedural matters. The TCAS Constitution also prescribes TCAS’ membership eligibility requirements, namely that members must obtain, within two years of joining, a designation equivalent to or higher than the Qualified Arbitrator designation conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada.