Organization Profile - Social Security Tribunal

Social Security Tribunal

Appointment Provisions

Department of Employment and Social Development Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/H-5.7/page-14.html#h-16

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 not more than 74 full-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.

In addition, the Tribunal consists of any number of part-time members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council if, in the Governor in Council’s opinion, the workload of the Tribunal so requires, so long as the combined time devoted to their functions and duties does not exceed the combined time that would be devoted by 11 full-time members.

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.
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
Wake, John David
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-18
2018-06-17
Full-time Member (Appeal Division)
Borer, Mark Steven
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2016-04-12
Cheng, Shu-Tai
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2016-09-06
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
Ross, Hazelyn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-12-17
2016-12-16
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)
Ahlfeld, Pamila
Thornhill, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-02
2019-07-01
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
2016-05-10
Cardillo, Antoinette
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2016-09-06
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
Martel, John
Windsor, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
Mitchell, Vikki Anne
Sudbury, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2016-05-10
Moore, Michael Tyler
Bailieboro, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2016-11-22
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
Rai, Oudit Narine
Courtice, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-02
2017-06-01
Raphael, Raymond
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2015-10-25
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
Saunders, Virginia Lee
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2016-03-10
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
2013-03-11
2016-03-10
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
2015-10-25
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
Trojek, Heather
Mississauga, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
Wilton, Carol
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2017-07-04
2 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Beresford, Aidan B. (2014-11-02)
Part-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)
Beauchesne, Michael Anthony
Bracebridge, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Daniels, Judy Deloris
Canmore, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Mondou, Nicole
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Picard, Mathieu Nicolas
Dieppe, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Picotte, Adam Thomas
Richmond, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice
Kingston, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
Wong, Jane Yee-Ching
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2016-10-08
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
2016-04-12
Bourque, Charline
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2016-05-10
Bugden, Martin Henry
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2016-05-10
Chauhan, Sandeep Singh
Chestermere, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2016-11-22
Craig, Kathleen Loo
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
Demers, Paul Jean
Sudbury, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2017-03-10
Durand, Claude
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2017-03-10
Dyck, Connie Lee
Steinbach, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
Glover, William James
Lethbridge, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Hamilton, Heather Jane
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
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
2016-11-22
Legere, Leroy Joseph
Arcadia, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
McCarthy, John Gerard
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
Morin, Normand
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
Noonan, John Valentine
Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
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
2013-03-11
2016-03-10
Provo, Dwayne Anthony
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Qiao, Shuang
Markham, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2016-10-25
Reinsch, Simone Marie Jeannette
Victoria, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2016-05-10
Rouleau, Aline
Sainte-Françoise, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Schloegl, Andrea Erika
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2017-03-15
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
2013-03-16
2016-03-15
Wallocha, Katherine Corinne
Coalhurst, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2016-04-12
Wamback, Joseph Frank
Newmarket, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2017-05-10
Yufe, Alyssa Joy
Westmount, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2017-04-12
Total vacancies: 2