Skip to main content

Ontario Parole Board (Tribunals Ontario)

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
http://tribunalsontario.ca/opb/
Address
Box 250
TORONTO
M7A1N3
Phone
416-325-4480
Background
Ministry of Correctional Services Act (opens a new window)
Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 (opens a new window)
Function

The Ontario Parole Board is dedicated to the process of promoting public safety by making responsible decisions regarding the return of offenders to the community through supervised conditional release (parole and unescorted temporary absences). The Board derives its authority from the federal Corrections and Conditional release Act, the federal Prison and Reformatories Act and the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Regulations. The board, responsible to the Minister, provides in-person parole hearings automatically for offenders who are serving sentences six months or longer. Those serving sentences of less than six months or offenders interested in a temporary absence must apply to the parole board in order to receive a hearing. Inmates are eligible for release on parole after having served one-third of their sentence. They may, however, apply for early parole consideration under exceptional or compelling circumstances. A quorum of two board members, reviews all available information on an individual case prior to the in-person hearing. Additionally, the board conducts case reviews, in quorum, and undertakes a wide scope of administrative functions and decisions. The primary goal of the board is to assess an offender's risk to society by reoffending and to help protect society by assisting in the offender's reintegration into the community. 

The Ontario Parole 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 the number of full- and part-time members considered necessary and may designate one of the members as 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
Hearings are scheduled as required at various correctional facilities across the province. Some travel time is necessary to fulfill the legal mandate of the board. Part-time community members attend approximately four hearing days a month.
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) SIMON CHAPELLE
24-Sep-2020 - 23-Sep-2022
kingston
2. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) YUGITA LOOKNAUTH
20-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2022
whitby
3. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) EMILY MORTON
21-Oct-2021 - 20-Oct-2023
toronto
4. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CAROLINE FLETCHER-DAGENAIS
04-Nov-2021 - 03-Nov-2023
rockland
5. Member (Full-Time) ASHLEIGH NOTHER
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
kitchener
6. Member (Full-Time) MARNI SOUPCOFF
21-Jul-2021 - 21-Jul-2023
toronto
7. Member (Full-Time) JAMES HART
25-Nov-2021 - 24-Nov-2023
ottawa
8. Member (Part-Time) RUPINDER HANS
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2022
kleinburg
9. Member (Part-Time) ANITA GOELA
06-Nov-2019 - 12-Sep-2022
toronto
10. Member (Part-Time) VLADISLAV SHUSTOV
24-Sep-2020 - 23-Sep-2022
richmond hill
11. Member (Part-Time) BARRY RAISON
22-Oct-2020 - 21-Oct-2022
lyn
12. Member (Part-Time) DENISE DIETRICH
29-Oct-2020 - 28-Oct-2022
waterloo
13. Member (Part-Time) SYLVIE PARENT
31-Oct-2017 - 30-Oct-2022
seguin
14. Member (Part-Time) JULIA BRYAN SCHMALE
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2022
lindsay
15. Member (Part-Time) LOUISE CHARETTE
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2022
l`orignal
16. Member (Part-Time) CRAIG MAZEROLLE
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2022
toronto
17. Member (Part-Time) DAVID MCFADDEN
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
peterborough
18. Member (Part-Time) JOE WAMBACK
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
newmarket
19. Member (Part-Time) STEPHANIE KEPMAN
24-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2023
ottawa
20. Member (Part-Time) IAN MAEDEL
02-Feb-2020 - 01-Feb-2023
norwich
21. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD PIERRE
08-Feb-2020 - 07-Feb-2023
callander
22. Member (Part-Time) JESSE BOYCE
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
23. Member (Part-Time) LYNDRA GRIFFITH
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
ottawa
24. Member (Part-Time) MATTHEW LETOURNEAU
15-Apr-2021 - 27-Feb-2023
ottawa
25. Member (Part-Time) GARY NIKOTA
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2023
tecumseh
26. Member (Part-Time) LAURA HODGSON
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2023
ottawa
27. Member (Part-Time) AGI METE
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2023
welland
28. Member (Part-Time) GORDON STENCELL
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2023
kingston
29. Member (Part-Time) JOHN MUISE
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2023
toronto
30. Member (Part-Time) THEODORE NEMETZ
20-May-2021 - 19-May-2023
toronto
31. Member (Part-Time) TRACY FOSTER
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
lynden
32. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM (BILL) GREENBERG
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
smiths falls
33. Member (Part-Time) BRETT TODD
10-Nov-2021 - 09-Nov-2023
prescott
34. Member (Part-Time) MARK BRICKELL
25-Nov-2021 - 24-Nov-2023
st catharines
35. Member (Part-Time) HELEN SONG
09-Dec-2021 - 08-Dec-2023
mississauga
36. Member (Part-Time) KATHERINE LIVINGSTONE
11-Jan-2022 - 10-Jan-2024
hamilton
37. Member (Part-Time) ANNE HODGSON
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
haliburton
38. Member (Part-Time) CORNELIA MAZGAREAN
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
north york
39. Member (Part-Time) LAWRENCE FELDMAN
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
toronto
40. Member (Part-Time) LINDA LENNON
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
kitchener
41. Member (Part-Time) MARY MACNEILL
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
toronto
42. Member (Part-Time) NATALIE JAMES
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
whitchurch-stouffville
43. Member (Part-Time) PAUL KYTE
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2024
belleville
44. Member (Part-Time) ANTHONY TAMBURRO
12-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2024
almonte
45. Member (Part-Time) GREGORY KUNG
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
ottawa
46. Executive Chair (Full-Time) SEAN WEIR
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2022
oakville