Organization Profile - Social Security Tribunal

Social Security Tribunal



Minister Responsible

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Appointment Provisions

Department of Employment and Social Development Act

The Social Security Tribunal consists of a General Division and an Appeal Division.

The General Division consists of the Income Security Section and the Employment Insurance Section.

The Tribunal consists of full-time members and part-time members to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

The Governor in Council designates one of the full-time members to hold office as the Chairperson and three full-time members to hold office as Vice-chairpersons, one of whom is responsible for the Appeal Division, one of whom is responsible for the Income Security Section and one of whom is responsible for the Employment Insurance Section.

Each full-time member of the Tribunal is to be appointed for a term of not more than five years, and each part-time member is to be appointed for a term of not more than two years. A member may be reappointed for one or more additional terms.

Each member of the Tribunal holds office during good behaviour and may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council at any time.

Each Vice-chairperson exercises any powers and performs any duties and functions that the Chairperson may assign. Each member exercises any powers and performs any duties and functions that the Vice-chairperson who is responsible for the Division or Section for which they hear matters may assign.

The Chairperson may assign members to hear matters in the Appeal Division, the Income Security Section or the Employment Insurance Section.

The Minister must consult a committee composed of the Chairperson of the Tribunal and the commissioners of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission before recommending to the Governor in Council any person to be appointed as a member of the Tribunal who may hear matters in the Employment Insurance Section.

Each full-time member of the Tribunal must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties under this Act.

A part-time member of the Tribunal must not accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with their duties under this Act.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-chairperson of the Appeal Division acts as Chairperson and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Vice-chairperson of the Appeal Division, or if the office of Vice-chairperson of the Appeal Division is vacant, the Minister may authorize another Vice-chairperson to act as Chairperson and that Vice-chairperson may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a Vice-chairperson or if the office of a Vice-chairperson is vacant, the Chairperson may authorize a member to act, on any terms and conditions that the Chairperson may specify, as Vice-chairperson for the time being.

The Chairperson and the Vice-chairpersons must reside within the distance from the head of office of the Tribunal or at any other place within Canada that may be designated by the Governor in Council.

Remuneration

Each member of the Tribunal is paid the remuneration fixed by the Governor in Council.

Each full-time member of the Tribunal is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by them while absent from their ordinary place of work in the course of performing their duties under this Act.

Each part-time members of the Tribunal is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by them while absent from their ordinary place of residence in the course of performing their duties under this Act.

Remuneration

Part-Time Member (Appeal Division)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($540 - $635)

Part-Time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($470 - $550)

Part-Time Members (General Division - Employment Insurance Section)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($470 - $550)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Brazeau, Murielle
Chelsea, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-25
2018-03-24
Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division) and Member
1 Vacant Position
Full-time Member (Appeal Division)
Borer, Mark Steven
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Cheng, Shu-Tai
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2016-12-06
Future Appointment: Brooks, Nancy Kathleen (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Cheng, Shu-Tai (2016-12-07)
Hazlett Parker, Valerie Anne
Whitby, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2018-03-10
Lafontaine, Pierre
Verdun, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2018-03-15
Lew, Janet
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-02-01
2019-01-31
1 Vacant Position
Interim Full-time Member (Appeal Division)
Nawaz, Neil Parvaiz
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-04-01
Full-time Member (Appeal Division)
Ross, Hazelyn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-12-17
2016-12-16
Part-time Member (Appeal Division)
4 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Cleversey Moffitt, Jennifer Ann (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Netten, Shirley Lynn (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Smith, Peri Lynn (2017-01-03)
Vice-Chairperson (General Division - Income Security Section) and Member
Ballagh, Margot Mary Douglas
Midhurst, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-06
2017-05-05
Full-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)
Broad, Patricia
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2019-07-04
Byrne, Lianne Marcella
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Cardillo, Antoinette
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2016-12-06
Future Appointment: Cardillo, Antoinette (2016-12-07)
Collins, Michael Joseph
Belleville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2019-07-04
Eberhard, John Janes
Komoka, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-03-01
2017-02-28
Galbraith, Jane Anne
Burlington, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Lucas, Brisette
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-01-04
2020-01-03
Mellott, Jaime Lynne
Pender Island, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-07-06
2017-07-05
Moore, Michael Tyler
Bailieboro, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2020-11-22
Nawaz, Neil Parvaiz
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
O'Neil, Patrick
Kingsville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2017-10-25
Parker, Shane Robert
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2017-03-10
Raphael, Raymond
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2020-10-25
Robichaud, Liza Anne
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Rodenhurst, Brian Ray
Woodstock, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Russell, Shannon
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
Sajtos, Elizabeth Joanne
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2017-11-22
Samson, Jude Pierre
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-08-10
2017-08-09
Saunders, Virginia Lee
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Shamatutu, Freda
Burlington, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
Sherwood, Kelley Joanne
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Smith, Susan
Kelowna, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2019-07-04
Somer, David Joel
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2019-10-25
Steinberg, Jeffrey Stuart
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-05-05
2019-05-04
Temkin, Kelly
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-09-08
2017-09-07
Wilton, Carol
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
2 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Tsakalis, George (2017-01-03)
Part-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)
Barnes, Barry David
Thornhill, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Bhullar, Jatinder
Mississauga, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2015-06-18
2017-06-17
Clark, Anne Shirley
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Future Appointment: Clark, Anne Shirley (2017-01-30)
Francis, Verlyn Floretta
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Gaily, Margaret
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2015-06-18
2017-06-17
Johnson, Shawnessy Yevonne
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-30
2017-01-29
Laidlaw, Jacqueline Ruth
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Future Appointment: Laidlaw, Jacqueline Ruth (2017-01-30)
Patterson, Catherine Mary
London, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Picotte, Adam Thomas
Richmond, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2017-01-08
Future Appointment: Picotte, Adam Thomas (2017-01-09)
Future Appointment: Rose, John Franklin Leonard (2017-01-30)
Ryan Bourgeois, Angela Jean
Amherst, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice
Kingston, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2017-01-08
Future Appointment: Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice (2017-01-09)
Zwiers, Nicole Irena
Whitby, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2017-01-29
Future Appointment: Zwiers, Nicole Irena (2017-01-30)
7 Vacant Positions
Vice-Chairperson (General Division Employment Insurance Section) and Member
Bellemare, Dominique M.
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-25
2017-04-24
Full-time Member (General Division - Employment Insurance Section)
Antonichuk, Rodney
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-02-01
2019-01-31
Barber, Garnet (Randy)
Markham, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2018-10-25
Blanchard, Joanne
Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2018-03-10
Boudreault, Alcide
La Baie, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Bourque, Charline
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Bugden, Martin Henry
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Day, Teresa Marguerite
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-13
2018-04-12
Demers, Paul Jean
Sudbury, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2017-03-10
Dyck, Connie Lee
Steinbach, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Hamilton, Heather Jane
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Handanovic, Leila
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-11
2019-10-10
Jaenen, Teresa Diane
Brandon, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Johnson, Glen John
Kelowna, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-03-01
2018-02-28
Leduc, Lucie
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2020-11-22
Legere, Leroy Joseph
Arcadia, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
McCarthy, John Gerard
Lindsay, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Morin, Normand
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Noonan, John
Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Palantzas, Eleni
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Pappas, Takis
Pickering, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Payment, Jean-Philippe
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Pike, Christopher David George
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-11
2019-10-10
Provo, Dwayne Anthony
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Rouleau, Aline
Sainte-Françoise, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Sheffe, Michael Stephen
Thornhill, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Smith, Roy Grant
Richmond, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
Sterne, Richard Wilton Edward
Brantford, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2017-03-22
Wallocha, Katherine
Coalhurst, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Wamback, Joseph Frank
Newmarket, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
11 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Adeoye, Oluwabukola Oluwarotimi (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Klein, Lilian Ruth (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Mitchell, Audrey (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Syverin, Bernadette (2017-01-03)
Part-time Member (General Division - Employment Insurance Section)
Dusome, Paul William
Barrie, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2018-09-11
Goodwin, Kirsten Marie
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2018-09-11
Marchese, Maria
Woodbridge, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2018-09-11
Pezzutto, Amanda Marie
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2018-09-11
Yufe, Alyssa
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
3 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Graves, Suzanne Louisa (2017-01-03)
Future Appointment: Ryan Bourgeois, Angela Jean (2017-01-30)
Total vacancies: 29