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(as on: Wednesday, December 07, 2016)
Ministry:  ATTORNEY GENERAL
Agency:  HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL OF ONTARIO (SOCIAL JUSTICE TRIBUNALS ONTARIO)
Agency URL:  www.sjto.gov.on.ca
Address:  655 Bay St, 14th Fl, Toronto ON M7A 2A3
Tel.:  416-326-1312; 1-866-598-0322
Fax:  416-326-2199; 1-866-355-6099

Background:  Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, ss. 32(1); Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10
Period:  17-Apr-1995 - N/A
Type:  ADJ

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister's OIC

Function:  The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario exercises jurisdiction under the Human Rights Code to resolve, through mediation or hearing, applications alleging a breach of the Code.

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is designated as part of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.

Membership:  Members of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Some members are cross-appointed to other tribunals within Social Justice Tribunals Ontario.

Term:  Members are appointed for a term specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Requirements:  Appointments to this tribunal follow a competitive, merit-based selection process that includes the following:

1. An appointment advertisement will be posted on a government website for a minimum of ten days excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The appointment advertisement will include the skills, knowledge, experience, other attributes and specific qualifications required for the position.

2. Applications on file and those received during the posting period will be reviewed to assess the following criteria: Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal; aptitude for impartial adjudication; aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal's rules.

3. Applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for further evaluation in the selection process through personal or telephone interviews, enhanced reference checks or stakeholder consultations.

The only exception to this selection process is where an automatic or discretionary waiver applies.

Reference: Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, s. 14, 23 (e); Ontario Regulation 88/11 (Appointment to Adjudicative Tribunals)

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)LETHEREN, LAURIE18-Feb-2015 - 17-Feb-2017SMG2TORONTO
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)REAUME, LESLIE27-Jun-2007 - 26-Jun-2017SMG2OTTAWA
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BRENNENSTUHL, KEITH04-Sep-2007 - 03-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)HART, MARK04-Sep-2007 - 03-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
5.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SCOTT, JENNIFER A.17-Jul-2009 - 11-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
6.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BEST, BRUCE30-Sep-2015 - 29-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
7.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)PICKEL, JO-ANNE25-Oct-2012 - 24-Oct-2017SMG2TORONTO
8.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KHURANA, JENNIFER23-Sep-2015 - 01-Dec-2017SMG2OTTAWA
9.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BOUCHARD, JOSÉE07-Jan-2016 - 06-Jan-2018SMG2TORONTO
10.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KERSHAW, DAWN25-Oct-2012 - 28-May-2018SMG2LONDON
11.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MUIR, DAVID21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018SMG2TORONTO
12.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BHATTACHARJEE, KENNETH03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
13.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)COOK, BRIAN L.03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
14.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SENGUPTA, 
JAYASHREE (JAY)
03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2HAMILTON
15.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)TRUEMNER, MARY03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
16.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)OVEREND, NAOMI CAMPBELL17-Sep-2008 - 16-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
17.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)RENTON, ALISON22-Oct-2008 - 21-Oct-2018SMG2OAKVILLE
18.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SANDERSON, DOUGLAS10-Jan-2011 - 09-Jan-2021SMG2TORONTO
19.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)DOYLE, MAUREEN21-Aug-2008 - 06-Feb-2021SMG2TORONTO
20.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)CAREY, RUTH29-Aug-2012 - 12-Dec-2016NILTORONTO
21.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)GILBERT, SUZANNE21-Dec-2012 - 08-Mar-2017NILTORONTO
22.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ROWAN, CAROLINE26-Oct-2005 - 25-Oct-2016NILTORONTO
23.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BERNHARDT, KIM05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2017$398 PER DIEMOAKVILLE
24.MEMBER (PART-TIME)JAI, JULIE05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2017$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
25.MEMBER (PART-TIME)JOHNSTON, COLIN05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2017$398 PER DIEMBELLE RIVER
26.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MARTIN, KATHLEEN28-Jun-2006 - 03-Sep-2017$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
27.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HARRIS, BEVERLY A.05-Dec-2012 - 04-Dec-2017$398 PER DIEMKITCHENER
28.MEMBER (PART-TIME)RANDAZZO, DANIEL05-Dec-2012 - 04-Dec-2017$398 PER DIEMANCASTER
29.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GATFIELD, AIDA09-Jan-2013 - 08-Jan-2018$398 PER DIEMARVA
30.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GREEN, MAURICE09-Jan-2013 - 08-Jan-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
31.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BOUCLIN, SUZANNE23-Mar-2016 - 22-Mar-2018$398 PER DIEMOTTAWA
32.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FLAHERTY, MICHELLE22-Oct-2008 - 30-Jun-2018$398 PER DIEMCHELSEA
33.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HANDELMAN, MARK12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
34.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HINCHMAN, JUDITH ANNE12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
35.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SANDOMIRSKY, JANICE12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
36.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SHEEHAN, BRIAN12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
37.MEMBER (PART-TIME)KEENE, JUDITH ANNE26-Nov-2008 - 13-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
38.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DIAMOND, ANDREW21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018$484 PER DIEMTORONTO
39.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WIGGINS, AILSA21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
40.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PRICE, SHERI03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
41.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WHIST, ERIC03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
42.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HEWAT, DALE LISA24-Sep-2008 - 23-Sep-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
43.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SLOTNICK, LORNE24-Sep-2008 - 23-Sep-2018$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
44.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LEFEBVRE, ROBERT12-Feb-2014 - 26-Feb-2019$398 PER DIEMORLÉANS
45.MEMBER (PART-TIME)NICHOLS, EVA20-Feb-2013 - 18-Aug-2019$398 PER DIEMSCARBOROUGH
46.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ATKINSON, SARAH05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2020$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
47.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LERNER, MICHAEL04-Jan-2011 - 03-Jan-2021$398 PER DIEMLONDON
48.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MOHAMED, YASMEENA04-Jan-2011 - 03-Jan-2021$398 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
49.MEMBER (PART-TIME)CLEGHORN, KEVIN GORDON19-Jan-2011 - 18-Jan-2021$398 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
50.EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTOGOTTHEIL, MICHAEL14-Apr-2005 - 06-Mar-2021SMG4+TORONTO
51.ALTERNATE
EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTO
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE08-Sep-2015 - 15-Sep-2018NILANCASTER
52.ASSOCIATE
CHAIR (FULL-TIME)
GRANT, YOLA16-Apr-2014 - 15-Apr-2019SMG3TORONTO