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Death Investigation Oversight Council

Ministry
Solicitor General
URL
www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcscs/dioc/en/pages/home.aspx
Address
25 GROSVENOR STREET, 1ST FL
TORONTO
M7A1Y6
Background
Coroners Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.37, ss. 8(1); R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 180
Function

The Council oversees the Chief Coroner and the Chief Forensic Pathologist by advising and making recommendations on matters that include the following: financial resource management; strategic planning; quality assurance, performance measures, and accountability mechanisms; the administration of a public complaints process (including a complaints committee composed of Council members, excluding the Chief Coroner and the Chief Forensic Pathologist); and compliance with the Act.

Membership

The members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, who may designate one of the members to be the chair and one or more members to be vice-chairs. The Council is composed of the following: 1. A person who has retired as a judge of any federal, provincial or territorial court. 2. The Chief Coroner (non-voting member). 3. The Chief Forensic Pathologist (non-voting member). 4. A person nominated by the Minister. 5. The Dean or Associate Dean of an Ontario medical school or a person who teaches full-time at an Ontario medical school. 6. A person employed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 who is nominated by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. 7. Two persons employed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 who are nominated by the Attorney General. 8. Two persons, each of whom is a president, chief executive officer or other senior administrator of an Ontario public hospital. 9. At least three members of the public.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
In the first year of establishment, the Council is expected to meet at least monthly (not including the summer). In each of the subsequent years, the Council is expected to meet at least quarterly. The logistics of the meetings will be at the discretion of the chair. Meetings may be conducted by teleconference or video conferencing or in person and at a location convenient for most members.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTINE MCGOEY
08-Jan-2018 - 07-Jan-2021
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) FIONA SMAILL
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2022
burlington
3. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL POLLANEN
16-Dec-2010 - N/A
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE RHINELANDER
26-Jul-2017 - 25-Jul-2020
xx
5. Member (Part-Time) LUCILLE PERREAULT
14-Aug-2017 - 13-Aug-2020
ottawa
6. Member (Part-Time) CLIFFORD STRACHAN
20-Sep-2017 - 19-Sep-2020
barrie
7. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL BILLINGER
04-Oct-2017 - 03-Oct-2020
gloucester
8. Member (Part-Time) HEATHER ARTHUR
11-Apr-2018 - 10-Apr-2021
cornwall
9. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTINE TERSTEEGE
18-Apr-2019 - 17-Apr-2022
amaranth
10. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL AMATO
18-Apr-2019 - 17-Apr-2022
newmarket
11. Member (Part-Time) DAVID WILLIAMS
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2022
stouffville
12. Member (Part-Time) BARB COLLINS
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
gormley
13. Member (Part-Time) EDWARD THEN
05-Mar-2020 - 04-Mar-2023
toronto
14. Member (Part-Time)
15. Member (Part-Time)
16. Member (Part-Time)