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Special Implementation Team on Intellectual Property

Ministry
Colleges and Universities
Address
16th Flr, 315 Front Street West
Toronto
M7A0B8
Phone
437-224-0659
Background
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.19 (opens a new window)
Order in Council 890/2020
Function

To support the government with the implementation of Ontario’s IP Action Plan, which responds to the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Intellectual Property. The Special Implementation Team on Intellectual Property will report to the Minister of Colleges and Universities  and Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and provide implementation advice on the technical aspects of the action plan.  The Special Implementation Team will also undertake work to identify,  develop and advise on initiatives and opportunities that align with the government’s overall priority of strengthening Ontario’s economy through the development of an IP policy infrastructure that supports a made-in-Ontario focus on innovation. 

Membership

The Special Implementation Team on Intellectual Property will be made up of to seven (7) individuals including a Chair and up to six members. All members, including the Chair, will be appointed by the Ministers of Colleges and Universities and Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. 

Term

2 years

Meetings
The Special Implementation Team will meet several times over the course of their mandate to develop their advice to government.
Remuneration

The Chair of the Implementation Team shall not be paid any remuneration. Each Implementation Team member, other than the Chair, who is an employee of a designated broader public sector organization as defined under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, shall not be paid any remuneration. Each Implementation Team member, other than the Chair, who is not an employee of a designated broader public sector organization as defined under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, shall be remunerated at a rate of $200 per diem provided that the remuneration for each member shall not exceed $16,800 in each year of the term of each appointment

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) JIM BALSILLIE
03-Jul-2020 - 03-Jun-2022
gueph
2. Member (Part-Time) DAN HERMAN
03-Jul-2020 - 03-Jun-2022
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) MYRA TAWFIK
03-Jul-2020 - 03-Jun-2022
windsor
4. Member (Part-Time) NATALIE RAFFOUL
03-Jul-2020 - 03-Jun-2022
ottawa
5. Member (Part-Time) SHIRI BREZNITZ
03-Jul-2020 - 03-Jun-2022
toronto