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Agency Details

(as on: Saturday, April 19, 2014)
Ministry:  LABOUR
Agency:  WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE APPEALS TRIBUNAL
Agency URL:  www.wsiat.on.ca
Address:  505 University Avenue, 7th Floor Toronto M5G 2P2 ON
Tel.:  (416) 314-8800; 1-888-618-8846
Fax:  (416) 326-5164

Background:  WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE ACT, S.O. 1997, C. 16, SCHED. A, PART XIII, S. 173
Period:  01-OCT-1985 - N/A
Type:  ADJ

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister's OIC
Function:  The tribunal is the final board of appeal to which workers and employers may bring disputes concerning decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. The tribunal hears appeals from final decisions or rulings of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board regarding entitlements to benefits, health care and vocational rehabilitation.

Membership:  The tribunal is composed of a chair, one or more vice-chairs and the number of members representative of employers and of workers that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers appropriate. The chair is the chief executive officer. If the chair considers it appropriate in the circumstances, a panel of three members shall hear and decide an appeal under the insurance plan. The panel shall consist of the chair or a vice-chair, one tribunal member who is representative of employers and one who is representative of workers and shall be appointed by the chair.

Term:  There is no limitation in legislation, however, the Government Appointees Directive limits the term of appointment to a maximum of ten years in total for regulatory and adjudicative agencies. Re-appointment to a further term beyond the maximum of ten years in total may be made only in exceptional circumstances in the public interest.

Meetings:  Hearings are held daily in Toronto at the Tribunal's Head Office, as well as across the province.

Requirements:  Appointments to this tribunal follow a competitive, merit-based selection process that includes the following:

1. An appointment advertisement will be posted on a government website for a minimum of ten days excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The appointment advertisement will include the skills, knowledge, experience, other attributes and specific qualifications required for the position.

2. Applications on file and those received during the posting period will be reviewed to assess the following criteria: Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal; aptitude for impartial adjudication; aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal's rules.

3. Applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for further evaluation in the selection process through personal or telephone interviews, enhanced reference checks or stakeholder consultations.

The only exception to this selection process is where an automatic or discretionary waiver applies.

Reference: Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, s. 14, 23 (e); Ontario Regulation 88/11 (Appointment to Adjudicative Tribunals)

BOARD MEMBERS
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.CHAIR (FULL-TIME)STRACHAN, IAN JAMES01-OCT-1985 - 30-JUN-2014SMG3AGINCOURT
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)PATTERSON, ANGUS13-JUN-2007 - 31-MAR-2014SMG2TORONTO
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)CRYSTAL, 
M. MELVIN (MEL)
03-MAY-2000 - 02-MAY-2014SMG2TORONTO
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BAKER, ANDREW GREGORY28-JUN-2006 - 16-MAY-2015SMG2HAMILTON
5.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)NOBLE, JULIA L.20-OCT-2004 - 19-OCT-2015SMG2ETOBICOKE
6.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)DARVISH, SHERRY12-AUG-2009 - 10-DEC-2015SMG2TORONTO
7.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KALVIN, BERNARD20-OCT-2004 - 31-MAY-2016SMG2TORONTO
8.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MARTEL, SOPHIE06-OCT-1999 - 05-OCT-2016SMG2ETOBICOKE
9.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MCCUTCHEON, ROSEMARIE06-OCT-1999 - 05-OCT-2016SMG2ANCASTER
10.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)RYAN, SEAN (CARL)06-OCT-1999 - 05-OCT-2016SMG2MILTON
11.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KEIL, MARTHA18-FEB-2004 - 17-FEB-2017SMG2TORONTO
12.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)DEE, GARTH CHARLES17-JUN-2009 - 18-FEB-2017SMG2COBOURG
13.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MOORE, JOHN PAUL16-JUL-1986 - 30-APR-2014$664 PER DIEMKESWICK
14.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)ALEXANDER, 
BRUCE BINGHAM
03-MAY-2000 - 02-MAY-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
15.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)DHALIWAL, PAUL27-MAY-2009 - 26-MAY-2014$664 PER DIEMBRAMPTON
16.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)GOLDBERG, BONNIE27-MAY-2009 - 26-MAY-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
17.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SUTTON, WENDY27-MAY-2009 - 26-MAY-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
18.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)NETTEN, SHIRLEY13-JUN-2007 - 12-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMOTTAWA
19.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)KELLY, KATHLEEN JEANNE17-JUN-2009 - 16-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
20.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)DOHERTY, BARBARA22-JUN-2006 - 21-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
21.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)GOLDMAN, JEANETTE22-JUN-2006 - 21-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
22.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MORRIS, ANNE THERESE22-JUN-2006 - 21-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
23.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)WELTON, IAN22-JUN-2006 - 21-JUN-2014$664 PER DIEMWHITBY
24.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)HODIS, SONJA15-JUL-2009 - 14-JUL-2014$664 PER DIEMBARRIE
25.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SHIME, SANDRA15-JUL-2009 - 15-JUL-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
26.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SUTHERLAND, SARA JANE17-DEC-1987 - 05-SEP-2014$664 PER DIEMKITCHENER
27.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)PETRYKOWSKI, 
LUKASZ (LUKE)
03-OCT-2012 - 02-OCT-2014$664 PER DIEMOAKVILLE
28.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SUISSA, ALBERT03-OCT-2012 - 02-OCT-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
29.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)FALCONE JOHNSTONE, MENA17-OCT-2012 - 16-OCT-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
30.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)GALE, Q.C., 
G. ROBERT W. (BOB)
20-OCT-2004 - 19-OCT-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
31.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)COOPER, KEITH16-DEC-2009 - 15-DEC-2014$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
32.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MARAFIOTI, VICTOR11-MAR-1987 - 17-FEB-2015$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
33.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SMITH, MARILYN CHAPNIK18-FEB-2004 - 17-FEB-2015$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
34.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)LAWFORD, 
MICHELE JUSTINE
29-MAY-2013 - 28-MAY-2015$664 PER DIEMKINGSTON
35.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MCKENZIE, 
MARY ELIZABETH
22-JUN-2006 - 21-JUN-2015$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
36.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SMITH, JOANNA28-AUG-2013 - 27-AUG-2015$664 PER DIEMHAMILTON
37.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)UNGAR, SUSAN11-SEP-2013 - 10-SEP-2015$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
38.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MACKENZIE, IAN09-OCT-2013 - 08-OCT-2015$664 PER DIEMOTTAWA
39.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)PECKOVER, SUSAN20-OCT-2004 - 19-OCT-2015$664 PER DIEMPICKERING
40.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)JOSEFO, JAY13-JAN-1999 - 13-JAN-2016$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
41.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)NAIRN, ROBERT GEORGE29-APR-1999 - 28-APR-2016$664 PER DIEMHAMILTON
42.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MACADAM, COLIN M.04-MAY-2005 - 03-MAY-2016$664 PER DIEMPETERBOROUGH
43.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)LANG, JOHN BARRON15-JUL-2005 - 14-JUL-2016$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
44.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)CLEMENT, SHIRLEY01-SEP-2005 - 31-AUG-2016$664 PER DIEMST. THOMAS
45.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)SMITH, ELEANOR01-FEB-2000 - 08-OCT-2016$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
46.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)DEMPSEY, COLLEEN L.10-NOV-2005 - 09-NOV-2016$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
47.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MITCHINSON, TOM10-NOV-2005 - 09-NOV-2016$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
48.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)PARMAR, JASBIR10-NOV-2005 - 09-NOV-2016$664 PER DIEMOAKVILLE
49.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)FRENSCHKOWSKI, 
JOANNE MARIE
04-MAR-2013 - 03-MAR-2017$664 PER DIEMTORONTO
50.VICE-CHAIR (PART-TIME)MULLAN, DAVID JOHN05-JUL-2004 - 04-JUL-2017$664 PER DIEMKINGSTON
51.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)GRANDE, ANGELA18-FEB-2004 - 17-FEB-2015SMG1TORONTO
52.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HOSKIN, RICHARD KELLY13-JUN-2007 - 30-SEP-2015SMG1INGERSOLL
53.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)WHEELER, BRIAN07-JAN-2000 - 06-JAN-2017SMG1TORONTO
54.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)CHRISTIE, MARY02-MAY-2001 - 16-MAY-2017SMG1TORONTO
55.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DAVIS, 
WILLIAM CHARLES (BILL)
27-MAY-2009 - 26-MAY-2014$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
56.MEMBER (PART-TIME)CARLINO, GERRY03-OCT-2012 - 02-OCT-2014$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
57.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SALAMA, CLAUDINE03-OCT-2012 - 02-OCT-2014$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
58.MEMBER (PART-TIME)CROCKER, JAMES ALFRED01-AUG-1991 - 31-OCT-2014$398 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
59.MEMBER (PART-TIME)JACKSON, FAITH G.11-DEC-1985 - 31-OCT-2014$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
60.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PURDY, DAVID16-DEC-2009 - 15-DEC-2014$398 PER DIEMLORETTO
61.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SIGNORONI, ANTONIO01-OCT-1985 - 06-JAN-2015$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
62.MEMBER (PART-TIME)YOUNG, BARBARA17-FEB-1995 - 16-FEB-2015$398 PER DIEMOSHAWA
63.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BROADBENT, DAVID18-APR-2001 - 17-APR-2015$398 PER DIEMOSHAWA
64.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LEBERT, RAYMOND JOHN11-FEB-1988 - 31-DEC-2015$398 PER DIEMPENETANGUISHENE
65.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BESNER, DIANE13-JAN-1995 - 12-JAN-2016$398 PER DIEMORLEANS
66.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FERRARI, MARY15-JUL-2005 - 14-JUL-2016$398 PER DIEMCAMBRIDGE
67.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GILLIES, DAVID30-OCT-2002 - 29-OCT-2016$398 PER DIEMANNAN
68.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BLOGG, JOHN14-NOV-2012 - 13-NOV-2016$398 PER DIEMNEWMARKET
69.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PHILLIPS, VICTOR PETTER15-NOV-2006 - 14-NOV-2016$398 PER DIEMPICKERING
70.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SAHAY, SONYA TONI29-NOV-2006 - 28-NOV-2016$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
71.MEMBER (PART-TIME)TRACEY, ELAINE07-DEC-2005 - 06-DEC-2016$398 PER DIEMEGANVILLE
72.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BRIGGS, RICHARD21-AUG-2001 - 21-AUG-2017$398 PER DIEMHANMER
73.MEMBER (PART-TIME)TRUDEAU, MARCEL PIERRE16-APR-2008 - 15-APR-2018$398 PER DIEMSUDBURY