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Assessment Review Board (Tribunals Ontario)

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
http://tribunalsontario.ca/arb/
Address
1500 - 655 BAY ST
TORONTO
M5G1E5
Phone
(416) 212-6349
Fax
(416) 314-3717
Background
Assessment Review Board Act (opens a new window)
Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 (opens a new window)
Function

The board hears and determines assessment appeals concerning properties, businesses, school support, and the apportionment of municipal taxes or rates applicable to individual parcels of land that have been assessed in a block. When authorized by a municipal by-law, the board determines applications for the cancellation, reduction or refund of municipal taxes and for increases in municipal taxes where errors have been made in the collector's roll. The Assessment Review Board is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints a chair and the number of vice-chairs and other members as advisable. In accordance with the governance structure of the clusters, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint: an executive chair to be responsible for all of the adjudicative tribunals included in a cluster; an associate chair for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster; one or more of the associate chairs as alternate executive chairs of the cluster; one or more vice-chairs for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster. The executive chair and each alternate executive chair must also be members of each of the adjudicative tribunals in the cluster, and the associate chair and each vice-chair must also be members of the tribunal to which they are appointed as associate chair and vice-chair.

Term

There is no limitation in the legislation.

Meetings
Hearings are held in all municipalities throughout the province during the year. Minimal preparation time is required for the hearings. Some travel is required.
Remuneration

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

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Associate Chair (Full-Time) KEN BEDNAREK
21-Jan-2023 - 20-Jan-2026
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) CHRISTOPHER VOUTSINAS
26-Aug-2023 - 25-Aug-2026
toronto
3. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) DIRK VANDERBENT
22-Oct-2021 - 22-Oct-2026
hamilton
4. Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
5. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
6. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
7. Member (Full-Time) ANITA LOVRICH
02-Sep-2023 - 01-Sep-2026
toronto
8. Member (Full-Time) SUBUOLA AWOLERI
21-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2026
kleinburg
9. Member (Full-Time) CARLY STRINGER
09-Dec-2023 - 08-Dec-2026
greater sudbury
10. Member (Full-Time) DAN WEAGANT
12-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2026
stratford
11. Member (Full-Time)
12. Member (Part-Time) MARGARITA OKHOVATI
22-Oct-2019 - 21-Oct-2024
oakville
13. Member (Part-Time) GULZAR LADHANI
22-Jun-2023 - 21-Jun-2025
oakville
14. Member (Part-Time) NICOLE GAJRAJ
22-Jun-2023 - 21-Jun-2025
owen sound
15. Member (Part-Time) SAM MOINI
22-Jun-2023 - 21-Jun-2025
toronto
16. Member (Part-Time) KARIN HOWARD
06-Jul-2023 - 05-Jul-2025
ottawa
17. Member (Part-Time) PHILLIP RICHARDSON
06-Jul-2023 - 05-Jul-2025
burlington
18. Member (Part-Time) JAMES RHODES
13-Jul-2023 - 12-Jul-2025
kitchener
19. Member (Part-Time) MIKE CHOPOWICK
13-Jul-2023 - 12-Jul-2025
pickering
20. Member (Part-Time) BERNARD TROTTIER
29-Sep-2023 - 28-Sep-2026
etobicoke
21. Member (Part-Time) LEO DEMARCE
29-Sep-2023 - 28-Sep-2026
tecumseh
22. Member (Part-Time) PAUL BRENNAN
25-Apr-2024 - 05-Jan-2027
toronto
23. Member (Part-Time) PIERRE R. LAVIGNE
27-Mar-2023 - 26-Mar-2028
ottawa
24. Member (Part-Time)
25. Executive Chair (Full-Time) SEAN WEIR
02-Dec-2022 - 01-Dec-2025
oakville
26. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time)