Organization Profile - Social Security Tribunal

Social Security Tribunal

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 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
Giguère, Guy
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-10-02
2022-10-01
Full-time Member (Appeal Division)
Bergen, Stephen Lawrence
Beaumont, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-08
2020-08-07
Cheng, Shu-Tai
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2019-12-06
Hazlett Parker, Valerie Anne
Whitby, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2018-03-10
Lafontaine, Pierre
Montréal, 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
Nawaz, Neil Parvaiz
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-04-01
2020-09-30
Samson, Jude Pierre
Montreal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-10
2020-08-09
Sellar, Katherine Lyn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-08
2020-08-07
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Member (Appeal Division)
Baird, Maureen Elizabeth
West Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-29
2019-05-28
Brooks, Nancy Kathleen
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2019-03-05
Cleversey Moffitt, Jennifer Ann
Bathurst, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
Netten, Shirley Lynn
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
Porter, Meredith
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
Smith, Peri Lynn
Victoria, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
1 Vacant Position
Vice-Chairperson (General Division - Income Security Section) and Member
Forget, Dominique
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-10-02
2022-10-01
Full-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)
Byrne, Lianne Marcella
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2020-05-10
Cardillo, Antoinette
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-09-07
2019-12-06
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
2020-09-30
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
2020-07-05
Moore, Michael Tyler
Bailieboro, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2020-11-22
O'Neil, Patrick
Kingsville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2017-10-25
Future Appointment: O'Neil, Patrick (2017-10-26)
Parker, Shane Robert
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2020-09-30
Raphael, Raymond
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-10-26
2020-10-25
Rodenhurst, Brian Ray
Woodstock, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2020-09-30
Russell, Shannon
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2020-07-04
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
2016-03-23
2020-09-30
Sherwood, Kelley Joanne
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2020-09-30
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
Temkin, Kelly
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-09-08
2020-05-07
Tsakalis, George
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Wilton, Carol
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-05
2020-07-04
2 Vacant Positions
Part-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section)
Clark, Anne Shirley
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2019-01-29
Galbraith, Jane Anne
Burlington, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-03
2019-05-02
Laidlaw, Jacqueline Ruth
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2019-01-29
Picotte, Adam Thomas
Richmond, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2019-01-08
Rose, John Franklin Leonard
Port McNicoll, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2019-01-29
Toal, Alice Therese
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice
Kingston, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2019-01-08
Zwiers, Nicole Irena
Whitby, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2019-01-29
Vice-Chairperson (General Division Employment Insurance Section) and Member
Khurana, Jennifer
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-10-02
2022-10-01
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
Bell, Linda Ann
Victoria, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2020-03-05
Blanchard, Joanne
Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-11
2018-03-10
Bourassa, Leanne Marie
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-08
2020-08-07
Bourque, Charline
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2020-05-10
Day, Teresa Marguerite
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-13
2018-04-12
Dyck, Connie Lee
Steinbach, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2020-09-30
Frenette, Catherine
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2020-03-05
Hamilton, Heather Jane
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2020-05-10
Jaenen, Teresa Diane
Brandon, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2020-05-10
Johnson, Glen John
Kelowna, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-03-01
2018-02-28
Kennedy, Alison Joanna
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Klein, Lilian Ruth
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Langlois, Josée
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Leduc, Lucie
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-11-23
2020-11-22
Losier, Solange
Mississauga, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-29
2020-05-28
Marier, Yoan
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
McCarthy, John Gerard
Lindsay, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2020-09-30
McQuade, Charlotte Anne
Stouffville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-29
2020-05-28
Mitchell, Audrey
Brampton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Morin, Normand
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2021-09-30
Noonan, John Valentine
Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-03-23
2020-09-30
Palantzas, Eleni
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2020-09-30
Pappas, Takis
Pickering, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2021-09-30
Pezzutto, Amanda Marie
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-11
2020-05-10
Pike, Christopher David George
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-11
2019-10-10
Ryan Bourgeois, Angela Jean
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-29
2019-06-28
Sauvé, Manon
Prévost, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2021-03-05
Syverin, Bernadette
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2020-01-02
Wallocha, Katherine
Coalhurst, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-04-13
2020-09-30
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Member (General Division - Employment Insurance Section)
Conrad, Gary William
Sherwood Park, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-29
2019-05-28
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
Graves, Suzanne Louisa
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2019-01-02
Lampert, Leigh Andrew
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2019-03-05
Marchese, Maria
Woodbridge, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2018-09-11
Weary, Jane
Hamilton, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-08
2019-08-07
Total vacancies: 5