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(as on: Sunday, May 27, 2018)
Ministry:  NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY
Agency:  COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF SPECIES AT RISK IN ONTARIO (COSSARO)
Agency URL:  N/A
Address:  300 Water St, PO Box 7000, Peterborough ON K9J 8M5
Tel.:  705-755-5339
Fax:  705-755-1788

Background:  Endangered Species Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 6, ss. 3(1)
Period:  30-Jun-2008 - N/A
Type:  ADA

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister’s OIC

Function:  COSSARO will maintain criteria for assessing and classifying species, subject to the rules for classification, geographic limitation, and best available scientific information; maintain and prioritize a list of species that should be assessed and classified, including species that should be reviewed and, if appropriate, reclassified; assess, review and classify species in accordance with the list; submit reports to the Minister in accordance with the Act; provide advice to the Minister on any matter submitted to COSSARO by the Minister.

Membership:  The committee is composed of up to 12 members, including the Chair, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Term:  Members serve not more than three years and are eligible for reappointment.

Meetings:  The quorum of the committee is established as eight.

Requirements:  Relevant expertise that is drawn from a scientific discipline such as conservation biology, population dynamics, taxonomy, systematics or genetics; or aboriginal traditional knowledge. Expert knowledge of species in a particular region of Ontario or in a specific taxonomic group, as well as a reasonably broad knowledge of Ontario's flora and fauna. Good knowledge of concepts and techniques related to the assessment and conservation of species at risk. Ability to assimilate and effectively use a large volume of technical material in subject areas other than the individual's area of expertise, and to make objective and impartial decisions on the basis of scientific information.

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.CHAIR (PART-TIME)HILDITCH, TOM12-Aug-2015 - 11-Aug-2018$200 PER DIEMST. CATHARINES
2.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PAIERO, STEVEN02-Dec-2015 - 01-Dec-2018$150 PER DIEMGUELPH
3.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SMITH, TYLER02-Dec-2015 - 01-Dec-2018$150 PER DIEMOTTAWA
4.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ARMSTRONG, 
EDWARD R. (TED)
21-Aug-2008 - 19-Apr-2019$150 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
5.MEMBER (PART-TIME)BICKERTON, HOLLY20-Feb-2013 - 19-Apr-2019$150 PER DIEMOTTAWA
6.MEMBER (PART-TIME)ROSENTHAL, JULIE20-Feb-2013 - 19-Apr-2019$150 PER DIEMMURILLO
7.MEMBER (PART-TIME)TIMMS, LAURA15-Nov-2017 - 14-Nov-2019$150 PER DIEMTORONTO
8.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GILLINGWATER, SCOTT21-Feb-2018 - 20-Feb-2020$150 PER DIEMWOODSTOCK
9.MEMBER (PART-TIME)KRAUS, DANIEL (DAN)22-Mar-2012 - 06-Mar-2021$150 PER DIEMCAMPBELLVILLE