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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, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.22, Part III, s. 32 (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

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) MAUREEN HELT
09-Jan-2020 - 13-Dec-2021
toronto
4. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) D. STEPHEN JOVANOVIC
09-Jan-2020 - 10-Jan-2022
windsor
5. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
20-Aug-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation
6. Member (Full-Time)
7. Member (Part-Time) SEPPO PAIVALAINEN
25-Oct-2019 - 24-Oct-2021
thunder bay
8. Member (Part-Time) PAUL GOSIO
26-Jul-2019 - 15-Nov-2021
mississauga
9. Member (Part-Time) ANTHONY TAMBURRO
22-Oct-2020 - 11-Dec-2021
almonte
10. Member (Part-Time) KATHERINE LIVINGSTONE
11-Jan-2020 - 10-Jan-2022
hamilton
11. Member (Part-Time) EVE THERIAULT
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
kingston
12. Member (Part-Time) GREGORY KUNG
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
ottawa
13. Member (Part-Time) GARY NIKOTA
01-Mar-2020 - 28-Feb-2022
tecumseh
14. Member (Part-Time) RUPINDER HANS
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2022
kleinburg
15. Member (Part-Time) ANITA GOELA
06-Nov-2019 - 12-Sep-2022
etobicoke
16. Member (Part-Time) VLADISLAV SHUSTOV
24-Sep-2020 - 23-Sep-2022
richmond hill
17. Member (Part-Time) CAROLINE FLETCHER-DAGENAIS
01-Oct-2020 - 30-Sep-2022
rockland
18. Member (Part-Time) BARRY RAISON
22-Oct-2020 - 21-Oct-2022
lyn
19. Member (Part-Time) DENISE DIETRICH
29-Oct-2020 - 28-Oct-2022
waterloo
20. Member (Part-Time) SYLVIE PARENT
31-Oct-2017 - 30-Oct-2022
seguin
21. Member (Part-Time) JULIA BRYAN SCHMALE
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2022
lindsay
22. Member (Part-Time) LOUISE CHARETTE
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2022
l`orignal
23. Member (Part-Time) CRAIG MAZEROLLE
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2022
toronto
24. Member (Part-Time) DAVID MCFADDEN
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
peterborough
25. Member (Part-Time) JOE WAMBACK
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
newmarket
26. Member (Part-Time) SCOTT NETTIE
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2023
welland
27. Member (Part-Time) EMILY MORTON
08-Jan-2020 - 07-Jan-2023
toronto
28. Member (Part-Time) STEPHANIE KEPMAN
24-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2023
toronto
29. Member (Part-Time) IAN MAEDEL
02-Feb-2020 - 01-Feb-2023
toronto
30. Member (Part-Time) ASHLEIGH NOTHER
08-Feb-2020 - 07-Feb-2023
kitchener
31. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD PIERRE
08-Feb-2020 - 07-Feb-2023
callander
32. Member (Part-Time) JESSE BOYCE
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
toronto
33. Member (Part-Time) LYNDRA GRIFFITH
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2023
ottawa
34. Member (Part-Time) LAURA HODGSON
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2023
ottawa
35. Member (Part-Time) SAMUEL BILLICH
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
toronto
36. Member (Part-Time)
37. Executive Chair (Full-Time) SEAN WEIR
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2022
oakville
38. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
17-Mar-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation