Organization Profile - Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canadian Human Rights Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Human Rights Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/H-6/index.html

The Canadian Human Rights Commission shall consists of a Chief Commissioner, a Deputy Chief Commissioner and not less than three or more than six other members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

The Chief Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner are full-time members of the Commission and the other members may be appointed as full-time or part-time members of the Commission.

Each full-time member of the Commission may be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and each part-time member may be appointed for a term not exceeding three years.

Each member of the Commission holds office during good behaviour but may be removed by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

A member of the Commission is eligible to be re-appointed in the same or another capacity.

The Chief Commissioner is the chief executive officer of the Commission and has supervision over and direction of the Commission and its staff and shall preside at meetings of the Commission.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Deputy Chief Commissioner has all the powers and may perform all the duties and functions of the Chief Commissioner.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Commissioner and the Deputy Chief Commissioner, or if those offices are vacant, the full-time member with the most seniority has all the powers and may perform all the duties and functions of the Chief Commissioner.

Quorum

A decision of the majority of the members present at a meeting of the Commission, if the members present constitute a quorum, is a decision of the Commission.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by By-Law
  • Plus travel and living (fixed by by-law).

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Commissioner
Landry, Marie-Claude
Cowansville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-03-30
2022-03-29
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Chabot, Geneviève
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-11
2021-12-10
Members
MacPherson, Sheila Marlene
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Serbu, Kelly J.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
3 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 3