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Ontario Civilian Police Commission (Tribunals Ontario)

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
http://tribunalsontario.ca/ocpc/
Address
Box 250
TORONTO
M7A1N3
Phone
416-327-6500
Fax
416-314-0198
Background
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)
Function

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.

Membership

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.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
The Commission meets once a month in addition to conducting hearings.
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) D. STEPHEN JOVANOVIC
11-Jan-2017 - 10-Jan-2022
windsor
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JEANIE THEOHARIS
31-Aug-2019 - 30-Aug-2021
mississauga
3. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MAUREEN HELT
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2021
toronto
4. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
19-Dec-2019 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation
5. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) LAURA HODGSON
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2023
ottawa
6. Member (Part-Time) JACQUELINE CASTEL
03-Oct-2017 - 02-Oct-2022
mississauga
7. Member (Part-Time) STEPHANIE KEPMAN
24-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2023
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) JESSE BOYCE
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
9. Member (Part-Time)
10. Executive Chair (Full-Time) SEAN WEIR
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2022
oakville
11. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
17-Mar-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation