Organization Profile - Parole Board of Canada

Parole Board of Canada

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.

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Corrections and Conditional Release Act

The Parole Board of Canada consists of not more than 60 full-time members and a number of part-time members appointed by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for periods not exceeding ten years and three years, respectively. The GIC shall designate one of the full-time members to be the Chairperson and, on the recommendation of the Minister, one of the full-time members to be the Executive Vice-Chairperson. Each member of the Board, other than the Chairperson and the Executive Vice-Chairperson, shall be assigned to a division of the Board specified in the instrument of appointment.

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

There shall be a division of the Board known as the Appeal Division, consisting of not more than six full-time members — one of whom shall be designated Vice-Chairperson, Appeal Division — and a number of part-time members designated in both cases by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, from among the members appointed.

There shall be regional divisions of the Board consisting of the members assigned to them, who shall exercise such functions of the Board, under this or any other Act of Parliament, as are designated by the Chairperson of the Board for a region or, where there is more than one regional office in a region, for the portion of a region designated by the Chairperson. A full-time member shall be designated by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to be Vice-Chairperson for each regional division of the Board. The Board shall maintain at least one regional office at a place determined by the Chairperson, after consultation with the Minister, in each of the following regions of Canada, namely, the Atlantic region, Québec, Ontario, the Prairie region and the Pacific region. Full-time members of the Board assigned to a regional division shall reside within reasonable commuting distance of the office of that division.

A part-time member of the Board has the same powers and duties as a full-time member of the Board.

All members of the Board are ex officio members of every division of the Board and may, with the approval of the Chairperson, sit on a panel of any division of the Board, subject to such conditions and during such periods as are approved by the Chairperson.

In the event that a full-time member of the Board is absent or unable to act, the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, may appoint a substitute member to act in the place of that member. A substitute member has all the powers and duties of a full-time member of the Board, subject to any limitation on those powers and duties that the Chairperson directs.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer and as such has supervision over and direction of the work and the staff of the Board, and the Chairperson shall chair general meetings of the Board.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or a vacancy in the office of Chairperson, the Executive Vice-Chairperson may exercise all the powers of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of, or a vacancy in the offices of, the Chairperson and the Executive Vice-Chairperson, a full-time member of the Board designated by the Minister may exercise all the powers of the Chairperson.

The Chairperson may authorize any full-time member of the Board to exercise any of the Chairperson's functions, in accordance with any conditions specified by the Chairperson, and a function so exercised shall be deemed to have been exercised by the Chairperson.

A full-time member of the Board shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation incompatible with the exercise of the member's functions under this or any other Act of Parliament.

An employee of the Public Service appointed as a full-time member of the Board shall be given leave of absence without pay from the Public Service.

Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board shall consist of the Chairperson, the Executive Vice-Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division), the regional Vice-Chairpersons and two other members of the Board designated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Minister.

Appointments

     
Appt/Expiry
Date
Chairperson and Member (GCQ-8)
Oades, Jennifer
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-31
2028-01-30
Executive Vice-Chairperson & Member (GCQ-6)
Blanchet, Sylvie N.
Dieppe, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-03
2028-01-02
Appeal Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
Boudreau, Geneviève
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-03-26
2028-03-25
Members (GCQ-4)
Dubreuil, Steven
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-03-26
2028-03-25
Stewart, Shannon
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-01-06
2025-01-05
1 Vacant Position
Part-Time Members (GCQ-4)
Stoney, Robert M.
Gagetown, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2019-02-11
2025-03-24
1 Vacant Position
Atlantic Regional Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
Levert, François
Shediac, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-03-26
2028-03-25
Members (GCQ-4)
Bourgeois, Denis Paul
Cocagne, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-08-28
2028-08-27
Innis, William B.
Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-09-10
2025-08-29
O'Brien, Patrick J.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-09-17
2028-09-16
4 Vacant Positions
Part-time Members (GCQ-4)
Burton, David
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2024-04-02
2027-04-01
Dallaire, Catherine
Grand-Barachois, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-07
2024-09-06
Dallaire, Catherine (Future Appointment)
Grand-Barachois, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2024-09-07
2027-09-06
Parsons, Kelvin
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2026-11-05
Smith, R. Mark
Falmouth, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2022-06-02
2025-06-19
4 Vacant Positions
Quebec Regional Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
Blanchard, Joanne (Future Appointment)
Mont-Royal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-05-29
2029-05-28
Cantin, Francine
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-06-29
2024-05-28
Members (GCQ-4)
Beaubien, Micheline
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-06-26
2026-06-25
Bédard, Evans
Farnham, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-04-03
2028-04-02
Blanchard, Joanne
Mont-Royal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Brouillette, Sandra
Terrebonne, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Buisson, Véronique
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-07-03
2028-07-02
Dutil, Karine
Potton, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-22
2026-03-21
Gauthier, Lyne
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-05-21
2029-05-20
Lainé, Joseph
Longueuil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-07-03
2028-07-02
Landry-Marquis, Jessie
Beloeil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-07-03
2028-07-02
Ménard, Carole
Saint-Hyppolite, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-22
2026-03-21
Schoepfer, Jacqueline
Baie-D'Urfé, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-05-21
2029-05-20
Simard, Marie-Josée
Blainville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Part-time Members (GCQ-4)
Allard, René
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-03-26
2026-03-25
Chamberlain, Luc
Messines, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-08
2025-06-19
Nouwens, Tanya M.
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2025-10-23
5 Vacant Positions
Ontario Regional Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
Kirkpatrick, Douglas Allen
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-05-18
2025-05-17
Members (GCQ-4)
Beecham, Ama
Brampton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-07
2026-09-06
Bossio, Michele
Marysville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-04-02
2029-04-01
Gauci, Maureen Victoria
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-08
2029-04-07
Gentile, Savannah
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-29
2026-03-28
Kaur, Tavlin
Concord, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-04-02
2029-04-01
Kim, Susy Sookyung
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-07
2026-09-06
Kundu-Thomsen, Arun J.
Kemptville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-04-03
2028-04-02
O'Brien, Matthew Daniel
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-23
2029-04-22
Pelletier, Bonnie B.
Rosslyn, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Sicard, Robert Philip
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-10-30
2028-10-29
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Members (GCQ-4)
Bruce, Howard M.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2022-11-07
2025-11-06
Carter, M. Lynn
Cambridge, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2025-10-23
Malcolm, Peter Bruce
Belleville, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2026-12-06
O'Connor, Sean P.
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2022-06-02
2025-06-19
Payette, Normand H.
Cornwall, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-11
2027-01-10
Scott, Alison Mary
Kitchener, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-08
2025-06-19
3 Vacant Positions
Prairies Regional Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
Agar, Amy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-12-15
2028-01-07
Members (GCQ-4)
Buffalo, Tracy
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Clover, James B.
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-01-22
2029-01-21
Cook, Marnie M.
Regina, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Ellis, Lauren Elizabeth
Regina, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-04-02
2029-04-01
Graham, Lisa
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-04-03
2028-04-02
Head, Ricky Hazen
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-29
2026-03-28
Lemieux, Jonathan M.
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-04-03
2028-04-02
Pun-Cook, Laura
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-27
2027-06-25
Wun, Billi
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-04-02
2029-04-01
2 Vacant Positions
Part-time Members (GCQ-4)
Burch, Frederick
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2026-12-06
Chatterbok, Mark
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2024-05-21
2027-05-20
Jackiw, Janelle R.
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-15
2026-06-14
Johnstone-Clarke, Lori K.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-08
2025-06-19
Kenny, Marilyn Anne
Edmonton, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2018-03-01
2027-02-28
LePage, Brenda
Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-18
2025-03-24
Markesteyn, Trevor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2027-01-07
McGarry, Anne B.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2024-05-21
2027-05-20
Monkman, Lesley
Gimli, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-26
2026-06-25
Parmar, Rosie
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-22
2027-03-21
Perry, Sue
Sherwood Park, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2023-04-03
2026-04-02
1 Vacant Position
Pacific Regional Division 
Vice-Chairperson and Member (GCQ-5)
D'Souza, Kevin
Langley, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-06-20
2027-06-19
Members (GCQ-4)
Dhanani, Ashifa
New Westminster, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-10-21
2025-10-20
Hunt, David H.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
Nash, Ryan D.
Langley, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-09-10
2028-09-09
Storey, Patrick
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-24
2027-10-23
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Members (GCQ-4)
Mackenzie, Ian F. A.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2022-06-20
2025-06-19
Reynen, Carol-Ann
Rosedale, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2020-05-11
2026-05-10
Sanghera, Amanjyot
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-07
2024-09-06
Sanghera, Amanjyot (Future Appointment)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2024-09-07
2027-09-06
Scott, Karley
West Kelowna, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2018-09-10
2024-09-09
Scott, Karley (Future Appointment)
West Kelowna, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2024-09-10
2027-09-09
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies:25