Ontario Civilian Police Commission (Tribunals Ontario)
- Attorney General
- Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15, Part II, ss. 21(1) (opens a new window)
- Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10 (opens a new window)
As an independent quasi-judicial agency, the Commission carries out a combination of duties, which are primarily adjudicative or decision-making in nature. These include hearing appeals to police disciplinary penalties; adjudicating disputes between municipal councils and police services boards involving budget matters; conducting hearings into requests for reduction, abolition, creation or amalgamation of police services; conducting investigations and inquiries into the conduct of chiefs of police, police officers and members of police services boards; determining the status of police service members; and, general enforcement authority relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of policing services.
The Ontario Civilian Police Commission is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council determines the number of members to be appointed and may designate one of the members as chair and one or more members as vice-chair.
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.
There is no limitation in legislation.
- The Commission meets once a month in addition to conducting hearings.
Appointments & Vacancies
|1.||Associate Chair (Full-Time)|
|2.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||MAUREEN HELT||
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2021
|3.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||KAREN RESTOULE||
19-Dec-2019 - 04-Apr-2022
|dokis first nation|
|4.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||LAURA HODGSON||
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2023
|5.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||JEANIE THEOHARIS||
31-Aug-2021 - 26-May-2023
|6.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||EMILY MORTON||
20-Oct-2021 - 20-Oct-2023
|7.||Vice-Chair (Part-Time)||CAROLINE FLETCHER-DAGENAIS||
04-Nov-2021 - 03-Nov-2023
|8.||Member (Part-Time)||JACQUELINE CASTEL||
03-Oct-2017 - 02-Oct-2022
|9.||Member (Part-Time)||COLIN OSTERBERG||
14-Oct-2021 - 19-Nov-2022
|10.||Member (Part-Time)||STEPHANIE KEPMAN||
24-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2023
|11.||Member (Part-Time)||JESSE BOYCE||
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
|12.||Executive Chair (Full-Time)||SEAN WEIR||
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2022
|13.||Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time)||KAREN RESTOULE||
17-Mar-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
|dokis first nation|