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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-2020 - 08-Jan-2022
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JOANNA SMITH
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Dec-2021
woodbridge
3. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) LUKASZ (LUKE) PETRYKOWSKI
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Dec-2021
oakville
4. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) MARTHA KEIL
18-Feb-2017 - 17-Feb-2022
toronto
5. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) GARTH DEE
19-Feb-2017 - 18-Feb-2022
port hope
6. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) MELVIN CRYSTAL
03-May-2017 - 02-May-2022
toronto
7. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SEAN RYAN
28-May-2020 - 27-May-2022
halton hills
8. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) AGNIESZKA KOSNY
11-Jun-2020 - 10-Jun-2022
toronto
9. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) NATALIE PERRYMAN
08-Feb-2020 - 07-Feb-2023
toronto
10. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) KATHERINE IIMA
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
oakville
11. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) ANDREW BAKER
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Dec-2023
hamilton
12. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) ANGUS IAN BARRA PATTERSON
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2024
toronto
13. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) BERNARD KALVIN
01-Jun-2021 - 31-May-2024
toronto
14. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) CHRISTINA HURAS
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
georgetown
15. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) KEN JEPSON
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
16. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SANDRA SHIME
14-Dec-2020 - 13-Dec-2025
toronto
17. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JIM DIMOVSKI
05-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2026
whitchurch-stouffville
18. Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
19. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTOPHER RAMSAY
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Dec-2021
london
20. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BRUCE POLLOCK
21-Feb-2019 - 20-Feb-2022
mississauga
21. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN JACQUES
21-Feb-2019 - 20-Feb-2022
kincardine
22. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT SALISBURY
21-Feb-2019 - 20-Feb-2022
hamilton
23. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RON HORNE
10-May-2019 - 09-May-2022
meaford
24. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) GRANT MCCAFFREY
22-Jul-2020 - 21-Jul-2022
richmond hill
25. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANITA WONG
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
egbert
26. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BERNARD MORROW
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
27. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) EBAN BAYEFSKY
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
28. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) NANCY FERGUSON
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
29. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SHERRY DARVISH
30-Jul-2020 - 29-Jul-2022
toronto
30. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SONJA HODIS
13-Aug-2020 - 12-Aug-2022
barrie
31. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANN SOMERVILLE
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
toronto
32. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHANTELLE ZEHR
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
kitchener
33. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KATHARINE EVANS
04-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2022
toronto
34. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SUSAN PECKOVER
20-Oct-2020 - 19-Oct-2022
pickering
35. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) VANDANA PATEL
10-Dec-2020 - 09-Dec-2022
toronto
36. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) DANIEL REVINGTON
08-Jan-2020 - 07-Jan-2023
aurora
37. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) VICTOR MARAFIOTI
21-Feb-2021 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
38. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JOANNE FRENSCHKOWSKI
04-Mar-2019 - 03-Mar-2023
toronto
39. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAMILA AHLFELD
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2023
king
40. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) (HEDY) ANNA WALSH
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
toronto
41. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELEANOR SMITH
31-Oct-2020 - 30-Oct-2023
toronto
42. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) TOM MITCHINSON
10-Nov-2020 - 09-Nov-2023
toronto
43. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
44. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELIZABETH KOSMIDIS
17-Jun-2020 - 16-Jun-2025
toronto
45. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ISMET ONEN
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
46. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) LINDA GEHRKE
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
47. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAUL ALLEN
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
toronto
48. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RHEA HOARE
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2026
toronto
49. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
50. Member (Full-Time) MARY FERRARI
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Dec-2021
cambridge
51. Member (Full-Time) DAVID THOMSON
18-May-2019 - 17-May-2022
orangeville
52. Member (Full-Time) CARMINE SACCO
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
st. catharines
53. Member (Full-Time) SONYA TONI SAHAY
12-Aug-2021 - 11-Aug-2023
toronto
54. Member (Full-Time) ZOE AGNIDIS
19-Aug-2021 - 18-Aug-2023
mount forest
55. Member (Full-Time) RICHARD HOSKIN
01-Oct-2020 - 30-Sep-2023
ingersoll
56. Member (Part-Time) MARY TZAFERIS
07-Dec-2018 - 06-Dec-2021
toronto
57. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM (BILL) DAVIS
13-Aug-2021 - 12-Dec-2021
coborg
58. Member (Part-Time) GARY BURKETT
21-Feb-2019 - 20-Feb-2022
oakville
59. Member (Part-Time) (JAMES) IAN THOMPSON
05-Apr-2019 - 04-Apr-2022
milton
60. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD OUELLETTE
26-Apr-2019 - 25-Apr-2022
mississauga
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) STEPHEN ROTH
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
stratford