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Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Ministry
Labour, Immigration, 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

Advertised Positions

Position Advertisement
Member (Part-Time)
Member (Part-Time)

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) CHRISTINA HURAS
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
georgetown
11. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) KEN JEPSON
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
12. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SEAN RYAN
28-May-2022 - 27-May-2025
halton hills
13. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) AGNIESZKA KOSNY
11-Jun-2022 - 10-Jun-2025
toronto
14. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JIM DIMOVSKI
05-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2026
whitchurch-stouffville
15. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) LUKASZ (LUKE) PETRYKOWSKI
01-Jan-2022 - 19-Apr-2026
oakville
16. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JOANNA SMITH
01-Jan-2022 - 17-May-2026
woodbridge
17. Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
18. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) VICTOR MARAFIOTI
21-Feb-2021 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
19. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JOANNE FRENSCHKOWSKI
04-Mar-2019 - 03-Mar-2023
toronto
20. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAMILA AHLFELD
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2023
king
21. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) (HEDY) ANNA WALSH
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
toronto
22. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SUSAN PECKOVER
20-Oct-2022 - 19-Oct-2023
pickering
23. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELEANOR SMITH
31-Oct-2020 - 30-Oct-2023
toronto
24. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) TOM MITCHINSON
10-Nov-2020 - 09-Nov-2023
toronto
25. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) DARIA STRACHAN
03-Feb-2022 - 02-Feb-2024
ottawa
26. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RAMON ANDAL
03-Feb-2022 - 02-Feb-2024
mississauga
27. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANDRÉ DURETTE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
chelmsford
28. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CLAUDIA D'ANGELO
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
etobicoke
29. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MARK GORDON
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
brampton
30. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MARTHA KEIL
18-Feb-2022 - 17-Feb-2024
toronto
31. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MELVIN CRYSTAL
03-May-2022 - 02-May-2024
toronto
32. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SONJA HODIS
13-Aug-2022 - 12-Aug-2024
barrie
33. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
34. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ELIZABETH KOSMIDIS
17-Jun-2020 - 16-Jun-2025
toronto
35. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) GRANT MCCAFFREY
22-Jul-2022 - 21-Jul-2025
richmond hill
36. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANITA WONG
30-Jul-2022 - 29-Jul-2025
egbert
37. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BERNARD MORROW
30-Jul-2022 - 29-Jul-2025
toronto
38. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) EBAN BAYEFSKY
30-Jul-2022 - 29-Jul-2025
toronto
39. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) NANCY FERGUSON
30-Jul-2022 - 29-Jul-2025
toronto
40. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SHERRY DARVISH
30-Jul-2022 - 29-Jul-2025
toronto
41. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ISMET ONEN
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
42. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) LINDA GEHRKE
04-Nov-2020 - 03-Nov-2025
toronto
43. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) PAUL ALLEN
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
toronto
44. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTOPHER RAMSAY
01-Jan-2022 - 17-May-2026
london
45. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RHEA HOARE
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2026
toronto
46. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BRUCE POLLOCK
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
mississauga
47. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN JACQUES
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
kincardine
48. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT SALISBURY
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
hamilton
49. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RON HORNE
10-May-2022 - 09-May-2027
meaford
50. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHANTELLE ZEHR
06-Oct-2022 - 05-Oct-2027
kitchener
51. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ANN SOMERVILLE
17-Nov-2022 - 16-Nov-2027
toronto
52. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
53. Member (Full-Time) CARMINE SACCO
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
st. catharines
54. Member (Full-Time) SONYA TONI SAHAY
12-Aug-2021 - 11-Aug-2023
toronto
55. Member (Full-Time) ZOE AGNIDIS
19-Aug-2021 - 18-Aug-2023
mount forest
56. Member (Full-Time) RICHARD HOSKIN
01-Oct-2020 - 30-Sep-2023
ingersoll
57. Member (Full-Time) MARY FERRARI
01-Jan-2022 - 14-Jul-2026
cambridge
58. Member (Full-Time) DAVID THOMSON
11-Aug-2022 - 10-Aug-2027
orangeville
59. Member (Part-Time) JOSEPH PROVATO
10-Dec-2020 - 09-Dec-2022
woodbridge
60. Member (Part-Time) MARLENE KESLER
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
barrie
61. Member (Part-Time) PATRICIA GREENSIDE
08-Jan-2020 - 07-Jan-2023
toronto
62. Member (Part-Time) MENA FALCONE JOHNSTONE
21-Oct-2020 - 20-Oct-2023
toronto
63. Member (Part-Time) MARCEL PIERRE TRUDEAU
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Dec-2023
greater sudbury
64. Member (Part-Time) ANTONIO SIGNORONI
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2024
toronto
65. Member (Part-Time) BOB GRISDALE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
kincardine
66. Member (Part-Time) DR. SIMI CHAHAL
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
richmond hill
67. Member (Part-Time) JEAN-SÉBASTIEN GALLANT
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
ottawa
68. Member (Part-Time) JULIET UCHE
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
sudbury
69. Member (Part-Time) JUNIOR MANDOKO
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
ajax
70. Member (Part-Time) MARTIAL MOREAU
17-Feb-2022 - 16-Feb-2024
sault ste marie
71. Member (Part-Time) CLAUDINE SALAMA
06-Oct-2022 - 05-Oct-2024
toronto
72. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN ROTH
24-Feb-2021 - 23-Feb-2026
stratford
73. Member (Part-Time) MARY TZAFERIS
07-Dec-2021 - 06-Dec-2026
toronto
74. Member (Part-Time) GARY BURKETT
21-Feb-2022 - 20-Feb-2027
oakville
75. Member (Part-Time) (JAMES) IAN THOMPSON
05-Apr-2022 - 04-Apr-2027
milton
76. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD OUELLETTE
26-Apr-2022 - 25-Apr-2027
mississauga
77. Member (Part-Time) KRISTEN SODEN
18-Oct-2022 - 17-Oct-2027
toronto
78. Member (Part-Time)
79. Member (Part-Time)