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Agency Details

(as on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017)
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)CHARRON, 
SYLVIE ROSE MARIE
18-Oct-2012 - 17-Oct-2017SMG2OTTAWA
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)HUMMELEN, AUDREY18-Oct-2012 - 17-Oct-2017SMG2CHATHAM
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)AHLFELD, PAMILA26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2017SMG2THORNHILL
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)VAN DELFT, JONELLE18-Feb-2015 - 12-Jun-2020NILCALEDONIA^
5.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MCDERMOTT, CAROL ANNE27-Jun-2007 - 26-Jun-2017SMG1WINDSOR
6.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BUFFA, VICENZINA (ENZA)22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2017SMG1MILTON
7.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)FERRISS, RICHARD22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2017SMG1TORONTO
8.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)FERGUSON, NANCY12-Aug-2015 - 11-Aug-2017SMG1TORONTO
9.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ROZEHNAL, JANA25-Aug-2015 - 24-Aug-2017SMG1TORONTO
10.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ILORI, SOLAPE26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2017SMG1TORONTO
11.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)JAIN, KANJI26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2017SMG1TORONTO
12.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)KUNKEL, CYNDI26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2017SMG1ORILLIA
13.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MURRAY, WILLIAM11-Jun-2008 - 18-Nov-2017SMG1TORONTO
14.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MACGUIGAN, JANICE28-May-2008 - 27-May-2018SMG1TORONTO
15.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)KERSHAW, DAWN30-Jun-2006 - 28-May-2018NILLONDON
16.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)GAON, KELLY12-Jun-2013 - 11-Jun-2018SMG1OTTAWA
17.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)KHURANA, JENNIFER15-Jul-2013 - 14-Jul-2018NILOTTAWA
18.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BRAUN, SHANNON18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1LONDON
19.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HELIS, JOHN18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1KINGSTON
20.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)WICKETT, DAWN18-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2018SMG1NORTH BAY
21.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)GANANATHAN, ROMONA16-Sep-2013 - 15-Sep-2018SMG1TORONTO
22.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BUIE, JEAN09-Oct-2013 - 08-Oct-2018SMG1TORONTO
23.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HOMENIUK, BRENNA20-Dec-2016 - 19-Dec-2018SMG1DELAWARE
24.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)BURKE, WILLIAM22-Jul-2015 - 21-Jul-2019NILLINDSAY
25.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)RACIOPPO, JOSEPHINE16-Sep-2013 - 16-Jun-2020SMG1NORTH YORK
26.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BECKETT, ELIZABETH29-Aug-2012 - 06-Apr-2017$429 PER DIEMHAMILTON
27.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DORAN, PATRICK R.01-Jun-1998 - 01-May-2017$429 PER DIEMKAPUSKASING
28.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MASCARENHAS, MARK26-Oct-2015 - 25-Oct-2017$429 PER DIEMSTONEY CREEK
29.MEMBER (PART-TIME)REYNOLDS, MARGARET26-Apr-2006 - 25-Apr-2018NILNORTH BAY
30.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LETWINIUK, TARA18-May-2016 - 17-May-2018$429 PER DIEMKENORA
31.MEMBER (PART-TIME)YAACOV, MARIE-CLAUDE18-May-2016 - 17-May-2018$429 PER DIEMWHITBY
32.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MACISAAC, SHERRY29-May-2013 - 28-May-2018$429 PER DIEMANCASTER
33.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BROUILLET, TERRY12-Jun-2013 - 11-Jun-2018$429 PER DIEMCORNWALL
34.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DICESARE, LISA17-Jun-2015 - 16-Jun-2018$429 PER DIEMDUNDAS
35.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FAGAN, THOMAS26-Jun-2013 - 25-Jun-2018$429 PER DIEMLANARK
36.MEMBER (PART-TIME)FREEDMAN, LISA07-Aug-2013 - 06-Aug-2018$429 PER DIEMTORONTO
37.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LAITINEN, MAIJA11-Jan-2017 - 10-Jan-2019$429 PER DIEMSAULT STE. MARIE
38.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LARSEN, GREGORY02-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
39.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BOIVIN, NATHANIEL15-Feb-2017 - 14-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMSUDBURY
40.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MATTE, ALLAN26-Feb-2014 - 25-Feb-2019$429 PER DIEMNAVAN
41.MEMBER (PART-TIME)HENSHAW, CHERYL05-Nov-2014 - 04-Nov-2019$429 PER DIEMWINDSOR
42.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LARIVIERE, GEORGES17-May-2015 - 16-Jun-2020$429 PER DIEMBURLINGTON
43.EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTOGOTTHEIL, MICHAEL07-Mar-2011 - 06-Mar-2021SMG4+TORONTO
44.ALTERNATE
EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF SJTO
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE10-May-2006 - 15-Sep-2018NILANCASTER
45.ASSOCIATE
CHAIR (FULL-TIME)
MOORE, BEVERLY ANNE05-Oct-2006 - 15-Sep-2018SMG3ANCASTER