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Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Ministry
Labour, Training and Skills Development
URL
www.wsiat.on.ca
Address
505 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, 7TH FLOOR
TORONTO
M5G2P2
Phone
(416) 314-8800
Fax
(416) 326-5164
Background
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, S.O. 1997, C. 16, SCHED. A, PART XIII, S. 173 (opens a new window)
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 Tribunal Member representative of workers.

Qualifications

•    Ability to set strategic direction, articulate and work towards a vision and oversee the implementation of plans and strategies.
•    Thorough understanding of the administrative justice system, including the relevant legal principles.
•    In-depth understanding of the professional, institutional, policy and community context in which the Tribunal operates, or the ability to acquire such understanding.
•    Understanding of the Tribunal’s Practice Directions and supporting procedures.
•    Knowledge of the continuum of dispute resolution practices to design new or change existing processes.
•    Superior dispute resolution and analytical skills to resolve complex matters involving multiple interests, under public scrutiny.
•    Commitment to respect diversity and to maintain fair, transparent processes that meet the highest professional standards of the Tribunal’s Code of Conduct.
•    Experience in interpreting and applying legislation with specific knowledge of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and related law and policy.
•    Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and communicate them in writing in a timely manner.
•    Impartiality and sound judgement to fairly assess cases involving issues regarding conflicting verbal / written evidence and the assessment of credibility.
•    Ability to perform the work required in an effective, pro-active, self-directed and timely manner.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation, however, the Agencies & Appointments 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.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Full-Time) ROSEMARIE MCCUTCHEON
09-Jan-2022 - 08-Jan-2025
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) NATALIE PERRYMAN
08-Feb-2020 - 07-Feb-2023
toronto
3. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) KATHERINE IIMA
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
oakville
4. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) MARTHA LAI
22-Dec-2021 - 21-Dec-2023
toronto
5. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) ANDREW BAKER
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Dec-2023
hamilton
6. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) ELANA ROSE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
toronto
7. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) VANDANA PATEL
17-Feb-2022 - 17-Feb-2024
toronto
8. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) GARTH DEE
19-Feb-2022 - 18-Feb-2024
port hope
9. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) ANGUS IAN BARRA PATTERSON
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2024
toronto
10. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) BERNARD KALVIN
01-Jun-2021 - 31-May-2024
toronto
11. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) CHRISTINA HURAS
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
georgetown
12. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) KEN JEPSON
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
13. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SEAN RYAN
28-May-2022 - 27-May-2025
halton hills
14. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) AGNIESZKA KOSNY
11-Jun-2022 - 10-Jun-2025
toronto
15. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SANDRA SHIME
14-Dec-2020 - 13-Dec-2025
toronto
16. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JIM DIMOVSKI
05-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2026
whitchurch-stouffville
17. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) LUKASZ (LUKE) PETRYKOWSKI
01-Jan-2022 - 19-Apr-2026
oakville
18. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JOANNA SMITH
01-Jan-2022 - 17-May-2026
woodbridge
19. Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
20. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) GRANT MCCAFFREY
22-Jul-2020 - 21-Jul-2022
richmond hill
21. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANITA WONG
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
egbert
22. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BERNARD MORROW
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
23. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) EBAN BAYEFSKY
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
24. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) NANCY FERGUSON
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
25. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SHERRY DARVISH
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
26. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SONJA HODIS
13-Aug-2020 - 12-Aug-2022
barrie
27. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANN SOMERVILLE
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
toronto
28. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHANTELLE ZEHR
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
kitchener
29. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KATHARINE EVANS
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
toronto
30. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SUSAN PECKOVER
20-Oct-2020 - 19-Oct-2022
pickering
31. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) VICTOR MARAFIOTI
21-Feb-2021 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
32. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JOANNE FRENSCHKOWSKI
04-Mar-2019 - 03-Mar-2023
toronto
33. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAMILA AHLFELD
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2023
king
34. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) TATIANA PERLIN
29-Sep-2021 - 28-Sep-2023
toronto
35. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) (HEDY) ANNA WALSH
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
toronto
36. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELEANOR SMITH
31-Oct-2020 - 30-Oct-2023
toronto
37. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) TOM MITCHINSON
10-Nov-2020 - 09-Nov-2023
toronto
38. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) DARIA STRACHAN
03-Feb-2022 - 02-Feb-2024
ottawa
39. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RAMON ANDAL
03-Feb-2022 - 02-Feb-2024
mississauga
40. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANDRÉ DURETTE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
chelmsford
41. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CLAUDIA D'ANGELO
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
etobicoke
42. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MARK GORDON
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
brampton
43. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAUL BRENNAN
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
toronto
44. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MARTHA KEIL
18-Feb-2022 - 17-Feb-2024
toronto
45. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
46. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELIZABETH KOSMIDIS
17-Jun-2020 - 16-Jun-2025
toronto
47. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ISMET ONEN
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
48. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) LINDA GEHRKE
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
49. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAUL ALLEN
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
toronto
50. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTOPHER RAMSAY
01-Jan-2022 - 17-May-2026
london
51. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RHEA HOARE
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2026
toronto
52. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BRUCE POLLOCK
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
mississauga
53. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN JACQUES
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
kincardine
54. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT SALISBURY
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
hamilton
55. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RON HORNE
10-May-2022 - 09-May-2027
meaford
56. Member (Full-Time) CARMINE SACCO
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
st. catharines
57. Member (Full-Time) SONYA TONI SAHAY
12-Aug-2021 - 11-Aug-2023
toronto
58. Member (Full-Time) ZOE AGNIDIS
19-Aug-2021 - 18-Aug-2023
mount forest
59. Member (Full-Time) RICHARD HOSKIN
01-Oct-2020 - 30-Sep-2023
ingersoll
60. Member (Full-Time) MARY FERRARI
01-Jan-2022 - 14-Jul-2026
cambridge
61. Member (Part-Time) CLAUDINE SALAMA
03-Oct-2017 - 02-Oct-2022
toronto
62. Member (Part-Time) GERRY CARLINO
03-Oct-2017 - 02-Oct-2022
toronto
63. Member (Part-Time) KRISTEN SODEN
18-Oct-2019 - 17-Oct-2022
toronto
64. Member (Part-Time) JOSEPH PROVATO
10-Dec-2020 - 09-Dec-2022
woodbridge
65. Member (Part-Time) MARLENE KESLER
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
barrie
66. Member (Part-Time) PATRICIA GREENSIDE
08-Jan-2020 - 07-Jan-2023
toronto
67. Member (Part-Time) MENA FALCONE JOHNSTONE
21-Oct-2020 - 20-Oct-2023
toronto
68. Member (Part-Time) MARCEL PIERRE TRUDEAU
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Dec-2023
greater sudbury
69. Member (Part-Time) ANTONIO SIGNORONI
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2024
toronto
70. Member (Part-Time) BOB GRISDALE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
kincardine
71. Member (Part-Time) DR. SIMI CHAHAL
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
richmond hill
72. Member (Part-Time) JEAN-SÉBASTIEN GALLANT
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
ottawa
73. Member (Part-Time) JULIET UCHE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
sudbury
74. Member (Part-Time) JUNIOR MANDOKO
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
ajax
75. Member (Part-Time) MARTIAL MOREAU
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
sault ste marie
76. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN ROTH
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
stratford
77. Member (Part-Time) MARY TZAFERIS
07-Dec-2021 - 06-Dec-2026
toronto
78. Member (Part-Time) GARY BURKETT
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
oakville
79. Member (Part-Time) (JAMES) IAN THOMPSON
05-Apr-2022 - 04-Apr-2027
milton
80. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD OUELLETTE
26-Apr-2022 - 25-Apr-2027
mississauga