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Business Risk Management Review Committee

Ministry
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
URL
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/open/brmrc.html
Address
1 STONE RD WEST
2nd Floor SE c/o Farm Finance Branch
GUELPH
N1G4Y2
Phone
1-888-466-2372
Background
OC 1460/2018 (opens a new window)
OC 103/2021 (opens a new window)
Function

The Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, delivered by Ontario's program administrator, were established to provide producers with effective tools to manage business risks. A program participant may submit a review request in the case of disagreement with how BRM program rules were applied to the participant's application by the program administrator. The Business Risk Management Review Committee (BRMRC) is responsible for hearing review requests of program administrator decisions in relation to program applications and making non-binding recommendations to the delivery agent. The BRMRC has the authority to consider requests for reviews under: (a) AgriStability; (b) Ontario's Risk Management Program; (c) Ontario's Self-Directed Risk Management Program; (d) Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (e) any other BRM program that the Lieutenant Governor in Council or the Minister assigns responsibility to the BRMRC for considering requests for reviews of a program administrator's decision.

Membership

The BRMRC consists of a minimum of three (3) members appointed by the Minister. The chair and vice-chair(s) are selected by the Minister.

Qualifications

Candidates should have in depth knowledge of at least 1 sector of the agricultural industry in Ontario and an understanding of the context in which BRMRC operates. Knowledge of Business Risk Management programs is considered an asset.

Term

Members are appointed for an initial term of 3 years that can then be renewed for further terms of up to 3 years each at the Minister's discretion.

Meetings
The BRMRC meets on an "as needed" basis and will not consider a request for review unless it has quorum.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) ARDEN SCHNECKENBURGER
27-Oct-2019 - 26-Oct-2022
morrisburg
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JAMES GOWLAND
21-Nov-2019 - 20-Nov-2022
holyrood
3. Member (Part-Time) PATRICK JILESEN
01-Mar-2019 - 28-Feb-2022
denfield
4. Member (Part-Time) HUGH SIMPSON
27-Mar-2019 - 26-Mar-2022
singhampton
5. Member (Part-Time) GERALD ROLLINS
28-Aug-2019 - 27-Aug-2022
cobden
6. Member (Part-Time) MARK WALES
26-Nov-2019 - 25-Nov-2022
jasper
7. Member (Part-Time) MARKUS WAND
09-Sep-2020 - 08-Sep-2023
powassan
8. Member (Part-Time) KIM SYTSMA
21-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2024
athens
9. Member (Part-Time) TONYA HAVERKAMP
21-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2024
listowel