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Committee on the Status of Species at Risk In Ontario (COSSARO)

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
URL
http://cossaroagency.ca/
Address
300 WATER ST, PO BOX 7000
PETERBOROUGH
K9J8M5
Phone
705-755-2900
Fax
705-755-2901
Background
Endangered Species Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 6, ss. 3(1) (opens a new window)
Function

COSSARO will maintain criteria for assessing and classifying species, subject to the rules for classification, geographic limitation, and best available scientific information; maintain and prioritize a list of species that should be assessed and classified, including species that should be reviewed and, if appropriate, reclassified; assess, review and classify species in accordance with the list; submit reports to the Minister in accordance with the Act; provide advice to the Minister on any matter submitted to COSSARO by the Minister.

Membership

The committee is composed of up to 12 members, including the Chair, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Term

Members serve not more than three years and are eligible for reappointment.

Meetings
Meet twice annually.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) TOM HILDITCH
12-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2024
st. catharines
2. Member (Part-Time) DEREK PARKS
09-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2023
shuniah
3. Member (Part-Time) DAN KRAUS
15-Apr-2021 - 14-Apr-2023
campbellville
4. Member (Part-Time) GLENN CUNNINGTON
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
utterson
5. Member (Part-Time) ALLISON FEATHERSTONE
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2025
kitchener
6. Member (Part-Time) SHANNON CATTON
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2025
guelph
7. Member (Part-Time) IAN BARRETT
25-Mar-2022 - 24-Mar-2025
vineland
8. Member (Part-Time) TOBY THORNE
25-Mar-2022 - 24-Mar-2025
toronto
9. Member (Part-Time) DARREN SLEEP
11-Apr-2022 - 10-Apr-2025
nepean
10. Member (Part-Time) JILLIAN DEMAN
16-Apr-2022 - 15-Apr-2025
woodstock