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Agency Details

(as on: Friday, February 23, 2018)
Ministry:  ATTORNEY GENERAL
Agency:  SOCIAL BENEFITS TRIBUNAL (SOCIAL JUSTICE TRIBUNALS ONTARIO)
Agency URL:  www.sjto.gov.on.ca
Address:  7th Floor 1075 Bay Street Toronto ONT M5S 2B1
Tel.:  (416) 326-0978; 1-800-753-3895
Fax:  (416) 326-5135

Background:  Ontario Works Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 25, Sched. A, Part IV, s. 60; Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10
Period:  01-Jun-1998 - N/A
Type:  ADJ

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister's OIC

Function:  The Social Benefits Tribunal exercises jurisdiction to hear appeals under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 and the Ontario Disability Support Plan Act, 1997, regarding the refusal to grant a benefit, the suspension or cancellation of a benefit, the reduction of a benefit or the amount of a benefit.

The Social Benefits Tribunal 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 Social Benefits Tribunal 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)VAN DELFT, JONELLE18-Feb-2015 - 12-Jun-2020NILCALEDONIA^
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)AHLFELD, PAMILA26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2020SMG2THORNHILL
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)CHARRON, 
SYLVIE ROSE MARIE
02-Dec-2009 - 17-Oct-2022SMG2OTTAWA
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)HUMMELEN, AUDREY11-Sep-1998 - 17-Oct-2022SMG2CHATHAM
5.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MACGUIGAN, JANICE28-May-2008 - 27-May-2018SMG1TORONTO
6.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)GAON, KELLY12-Jun-2013 - 11-Jun-2018SMG1OTTAWA
7.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BRAUN, SHANNON18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1LONDON
8.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HELIS, JOHN18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1KINGSTON
9.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)WICKETT, DAWN18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1NORTH BAY
10.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BUFFA, VICENZINA (ENZA)22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2018SMG1MILTON
11.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ROZEHNAL, JANA25-Aug-2015 - 24-Aug-2018SMG1TORONTO
12.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BUIE, JEAN09-Oct-2013 - 08-Oct-2018SMG1TORONTO
13.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HOMENIUK, BRENNA20-Dec-2016 - 19-Dec-2018SMG1DELAWARE
14.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BURKE, WILLIAM22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2019NILLINDSAY
15.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MURRAY, WILLIAM11-Jun-2008 - 18-Nov-2019SMG1TORONTO
16.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)RACIOPPO, JOSEPHINE16-Sep-2013 - 16-Jun-2020SMG1NORTH YORK
17.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)FERRISS, RICHARD22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2020SMG1TORONTO
18.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)FERGUSON, NANCY12-Aug-2015 - 11-Aug-2020SMG1TORONTO
19.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ILORI, SOLAPE26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2020SMG1TORONTO
20.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)JAIN, KANJI26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2020SMG1TORONTO
21.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)KUNKEL, CYNDI26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2020SMG1ORILLIA
22.MEMBER (PART-TIME)REYNOLDS, MARGARET26-Apr-2006 - 25-Apr-2018NILNORTH BAY
23.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LETWINIUK, TARA18-May-2016 - 17-May-2018RESIGNEDKEEWATIN
24.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LETWINIUK, TARA18-May-2016 - 17-May-2018RESIGNEDKEEWATIN
25.MEMBER (PART-TIME)YAACOV, MARIE-CLAUDE18-May-2016 - 17-May-2018$463 PER DIEMWHITBY
26.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MACISAAC, SHERRY29-May-2013 - 28-May-2018$463 PER DIEMANCASTER
27.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BROUILLET, TERRY12-Jun-2013 - 11-Jun-2018$463 PER DIEMCORNWALL
28.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DICESARE, LISA17-Jun-2015 - 16-Jun-2018$463 PER DIEMDUNDAS
29.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FAGAN, THOMAS26-Jun-2013 - 25-Jun-2018$463 PER DIEMLANARK
30.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FREEDMAN, LISA07-Aug-2013 - 06-Aug-2018$463 PER DIEMTORONTO
31.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LAITINEN, MAIJA11-Jan-2017 - 10-Jan-2019$463 PER DIEMSAULT STE. MARIE
32.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LARSEN, GREGORY02-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2019$463 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
33.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BOIVIN, NATHANIEL15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$463 PER DIEMSUDBURY
34.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MATTE, ALLAN26-Feb-2014 - 25-Feb-2019$463 PER DIEMNAVAN
35.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MCBRIDE, AMANDA31-Aug-2017 - 30-Aug-2019$463 PER DIEMTORONTO
36.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HENSHAW, CHERYL05-Nov-2014 - 04-Nov-2019$463 PER DIEMWINDSOR
37.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MACDOUGALL, DONALD08-Feb-2018 - 07-Feb-2020$463 PER DIEMOTTAWA
38.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LARIVIERE, GEORGES17-May-2015 - 16-Jun-2020$463 PER DIEMBURLINGTON
39.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MASCARENHAS, MARK26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2020$463 PER DIEMSTONEY CREEK
40.EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTOGOTTHEIL, MICHAEL07-Mar-2011 - 06-Mar-2021SMG4+TORONTO
41.ALTERNATE
EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTO
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE08-Sep-2015 - 15-Sep-2018NILANCASTER
42.ASSOCIATE
CHAIR (FULL-TIME)
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE05-Oct-2006 - 15-Sep-2018SMG3ANCASTER