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(as on: Monday, April 24, 2017)
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)BRENNENSTUHL, KEITH04-Sep-2007 - 03-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)HART, MARK04-Sep-2007 - 03-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SCOTT, JENNIFER A.17-Jul-2009 - 11-Sep-2017NILSCARBOROUGH
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BEST, BRUCE30-Sep-2015 - 29-Sep-2017SMG2TORONTO
5.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)PICKEL, JO-ANNE25-Oct-2012 - 24-Oct-2017SMG2TORONTO
6.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KHURANA, JENNIFER23-Sep-2015 - 01-Dec-2017SMG2OTTAWA
7.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BOUCHARD, JOSÉE07-Jan-2016 - 06-Jan-2018SMG2TORONTO
8.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)KERSHAW, DAWN25-Oct-2012 - 28-May-2018SMG2LONDON
9.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MUIR, DAVID21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018SMG2TORONTO
10.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BHATTACHARJEE, KENNETH03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
11.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)COOK, BRIAN L.03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
12.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SENGUPTA, 
JAYASHREE (JAY)
03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2HAMILTON
13.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)TRUEMNER, MARY03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
14.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)OVEREND, NAOMI CAMPBELL17-Sep-2008 - 16-Sep-2018SMG2TORONTO
15.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)RENTON, ALISON22-Oct-2008 - 21-Oct-2018SMG2OAKVILLE
16.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)CODJOE, ESI22-Mar-2017 - 21-Mar-2019SMG2TORONTO
17.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)JANCZUR, JACEK22-Mar-2017 - 21-Mar-2019SMG2OTTAWA
18.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MOHAMED, YASMEENA04-Jan-2011 - 21-Mar-2019SMG2MISSISSAUGA
19.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)BAYEFSKY, EBAN29-Mar-2017 - 28-Mar-2019SMG2TORONTO
20.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)LETHEREN, LAURIE18-Feb-2015 - 17-Feb-2020SMG2TORONTO
21.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)REAUME, LESLIE27-Jun-2007 - 26-Jun-2020SMG2OTTAWA
22.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SANDERSON, DOUGLAS10-Jan-2011 - 09-Jan-2021SMG2TORONTO
23.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)DOYLE, MAUREEN21-Aug-2008 - 06-Feb-2021SMG2TORONTO
24.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MARTIN, KATHLEEN28-Jun-2006 - 03-Sep-2017$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
25.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HARRIS, BEVERLY A.05-Dec-2012 - 04-Dec-2017$429 PER DIEMKITCHENER
26.MEMBER (PART-TIME)RANDAZZO, DANIEL05-Dec-2012 - 04-Dec-2017$429 PER DIEMANCASTER
27.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GATFIELD, AIDA09-Jan-2013 - 08-Jan-2018$429 PER DIEMARVA
28.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GREEN, MAURICE09-Jan-2013 - 08-Jan-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
29.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BOUCLIN, SUZANNE23-Mar-2016 - 22-Mar-2018$429 PER DIEMOTTAWA
30.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FLAHERTY, MICHELLE22-Oct-2008 - 30-Jun-2018$429 PER DIEMCHELSEA
31.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HANDELMAN, MARK12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
32.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HINCHMAN, JUDITH ANNE12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
33.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SANDOMIRSKY, JANICE12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
34.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SHEEHAN, BRIAN12-Aug-2008 - 11-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
35.MEMBER (PART-TIME)KEENE, JUDITH ANNE26-Nov-2008 - 13-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
36.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DIAMOND, ANDREW21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018$484 PER DIEMTORONTO
37.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WIGGINS, AILSA21-Aug-2008 - 20-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
38.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PRICE, SHERI03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
39.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WHIST, ERIC03-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
40.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HEWAT, DALE LISA24-Sep-2008 - 23-Sep-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
41.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SLOTNICK, LORNE24-Sep-2008 - 23-Sep-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
42.MEMBER (PART-TIME)EATON, HELEN02-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
43.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ROTTER, FREDERIKA02-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
44.MEMBER (PART-TIME)KELLY, JOHN SCOTT15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
45.MEMBER (PART-TIME)RATNAYAKE, DEVIKA15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMMAPLE
46.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WALSH, HELEN15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
47.MEMBER (PART-TIME)WEBSTER, JENNIFER15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
48.MEMBER (PART-TIME)YOUNG, BRENDA15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMLONDON
49.MEMBER (PART-TIME)RICHER, VALERIE01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMNAUGHTON
50.MEMBER (PART-TIME)NICHOLS, EVA20-Feb-2013 - 18-Aug-2019$429 PER DIEMSCARBOROUGH
51.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ATKINSON, SARAH05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2020$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
52.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BERNHARDT, KIM05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2020$429 PER DIEMOAKVILLE
53.MEMBER (PART-TIME)JAI, JULIE05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2020$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
54.MEMBER (PART-TIME)JOHNSTON, COLIN05-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-2020$429 PER DIEMBELLE RIVER
55.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LERNER, MICHAEL04-Jan-2011 - 03-Jan-2021$429 PER DIEMLONDON
56.MEMBER (PART-TIME)CLEGHORN, KEVIN GORDON19-Jan-2011 - 18-Jan-2021$429 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
57.EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTOGOTTHEIL, MICHAEL14-Apr-2005 - 06-Mar-2021SMG4+TORONTO
58.ALTERNATE
EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTO
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE08-Sep-2015 - 15-Sep-2018NILANCASTER
59.ASSOCIATE
CHAIR (FULL-TIME)
GRANT, YOLA16-Apr-2014 - 15-Apr-2019SMG3TORONTO