Organization Profile - Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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 Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Appointment Provisions

Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/V-1.6/index.html

NOTE: This guide reflects the composition and distribution of the current membership. Vacancies for temporary member positions are not shown since appointments are only made as required depending on the workload.

The Veterans Review and Appeal Board consists of not more than 25 permanent members to be appointed by the Governor in Council and any number of temporary members.

A permanent member holds office during good behaviour.

A permanent member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding ten years and is eligible to be reappointed.

The Governor in Council may appoint temporary members of the Board whenever, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, the workload of the Board so requires.

A temporary member holds office during good behaviour.

A temporary member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding two years and is eligible to be reappointed for one additional term.

A person who has resigned or otherwise ceased to hold office as a member may, at the request of the Chairperson, at any time within eight weeks after that event, make or take part in the disposition of any appeal, review, reference or other matter in which the person became engaged while holding that office, and a person performing duties under this subsection is deemed to be a temporary member of the Board.

The Governor in Council shall designate a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson from among the permanent members.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the Board and has supervision over and direction of the work of the Board including the allocation of work among its members, the conduct of its work, the management of its internal affairs and the duties of its staff.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Deputy Chairperson shall act as Chairperson.

If both the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are absent or unable to act or both offices are vacant, a member designated by the Minister shall act as Chairperson.

A member shall perform their duties under this Act on a full-time basis and shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation inconsistent with those duties.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim Chairperson/Member
Jarmyn, Thomas W.
Stratford, Prince Edward Island
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-27
2018-07-01
Deputy Chairperson/Member
1 Vacant Position
Permanent Member
Blakeman, Laurie
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-01
2022-07-31
Bouchard, Jacques
Barrie, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-31
2022-07-30
Boughen, Richard (Rich)
Cumberland, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-24
2022-07-23
Braden, Rose Marie
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-17
2022-07-16
Dietrich, Denise Sherry
Waterloo, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-21
2019-06-20
Hall, Leonard M.
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-30
2019-06-29
Jephson, Wilfred Charles
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-20
2019-10-19
Kean, Dana
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-12-22
2019-12-21
Lahaie, Michelaine
Kanata, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-31
2022-07-30
Lavallée, Ann Marie
Orléans, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-31
2022-07-30
LeBlanc, Bernard Thomas
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-21
2018-02-20
Leduc, Mélanie
St-Amable, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-31
2022-07-30
McNeil, Christopher J.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-13
2020-04-12
Prowse, Terry
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-09-21
2020-09-20
4 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5