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Ontario Police Arbitration Commission

Ministry
Solicitor General
URL
www.policearbitration.on.ca
Address
GEORGE DREW BUILDING, 15TH FLOOR, 25 GROSVENOR STREET
TORONTO
M7A1Y6
Phone
(416) 314-3520
Fax
(416) 314-3522
Background
POLICE SERVICES ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.15, PART VIII, S. 131 (opens a new window)
Function

The commission maintains a register of arbitrators, provides administrative support for its arbitrators and sets arbitrator fees under section 124 of the Act. The chair establishes and maintains a roster of persons who the chair may appoint under section 122 of the Act. The chair consults or attempts to consult with other members of the commission if a person is appointed under section 122 of the Act and was not on the roster and for the placing or removal of a person from the roster. Section 122 provides for an assisted dispute resolution system including mediation/arbitration, mediation final offer selection and conventional arbitration. The Commission sponsors the publication and distribution of information and research concerning agreements, arbitrations and awards. The commission maintains a file of agreements, decisions and awards.

Membership

The commission is composed of two members recommended by the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards, two members recommended by the Police Association of Ontario, and a chair appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Qualifications

The Chair, recommended by the Solicitor General, is required to have the following qualifications:
•    An experienced leader with the ability to set strategic direction and oversee the implementation of plans to deliver efficient, effective and high-quality services
•    Thorough understanding of labour relations including negotiations, conciliation, mediation and arbitration processes or the ability to acquire such understanding
•    Comprehensive knowledge of the Police Services Act and related laws and processes or the ability to acquire such knowledge
•    In-depth understanding of the professional institutional, policy and community context in which the agency operates or the ability to acquire such understanding
•    Understanding of the agency’s policies and supporting procedures
•    Knowledge of the continuum of dispute resolution practices to design new or change existing processes
•    Effective communication and interpersonal skills to engage with staff, stakeholders and the public
•    Understanding of sound financial and operational business processes and practices
•    Knowledge of and commitment to sound governance practices
Of the remaining four members, two members are recommended by the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards and two members are recommended by the Police Association of Ontario.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
The commission meets once a month.
Remuneration

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

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) SIG WALTER
01-Nov-2019 - 31-Oct-2022
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) MARK BAXTER
11-Apr-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
paris
3. Member (Part-Time) KEVIN HOLLAND Resigned
18-Mar-2020 - 17-Mar-2022
kakabeka falls
4. Member (Part-Time) TIM REPARON
02-Sep-2021 - 31-Mar-2022
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) PATRICK WEAVER
15-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2023
thamesville