The Registrar

The Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC):

  • heads the overall administration of the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, under the direction of the Chief Justice;
  • exercises quasi-judicial powers in accordance with the Supreme Court Act and Rules;
  • administers the Judges Act in regard to its application to the Judges of the SCC; and
  • participates in selected outreach activities on behalf of the SCC, including SCC delegations in regard to the activities and meetings of various international associations of supreme courts from numerous countries.

The Registrar is also a member of the Heads of Court Administration (HoCA), a national committee which brings together the lead government officials responsible for court services in all Canadian jurisdictions.

The functions of the Registrar are currently being exercised by the Acting Registrar, David Power.