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.

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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.

Appointments

             
Appt/Expiry
Date
Chairperson and Member (GCQ-7)
Netten, Shirley Lynn
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-28
2029-06-02
Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division) and Member (GCQ-5)
1 Vacant Position
Full-time Member (Appeal Division) (GCQ-3)
Bergen, Stephen Lawrence
Beaumont, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-07-24
2026-07-23
Lafontaine, Pierre
L'île-Bizard, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-16
2027-05-29
Lew, Janet
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-02-01
2027-04-28
Losier, Solange
Ancaster, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-02-13
2027-05-28
Nawaz, Neil Parvaiz
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-17
2026-12-16
Samson, Jude Pierre
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-11-29
2026-11-28
Sellar, Katherine Lyn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-01
2026-11-30
Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice (Future Appointment)
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-08-06
2027-08-05
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Member (Appeal Division) (GCQ-3)
Petrunia, Melanie Teresa
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2020-01-15
2026-05-02
Vice-Chairperson (General Division - Income Security Section) and Member (GCQ-5)
Loeffler-Vulpe, Thomas Nicolas
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-22
2029-06-09
Full-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section) (GCQ-2)
Bateman, Selena
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-27
2024-09-26
Beaton, James Daniel
Coaldale, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-27
2024-09-26
Byrne, Lianne Marcella
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2025-05-19
Cardillo, Antoinette
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-17
2024-12-16
Dyck, Connie Lee
Steinbach, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-17
2024-12-16
Kershaw, Dawn Joanne
London, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-02-06
2026-02-05
Laidlaw, Jacqueline Ruth
Thornbury, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-05-16
2025-05-15
Russell, Shannon
Mattawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-04
2024-08-03
Russell, Shannon (Future Appointment)
Mattawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-08-04
2029-08-03
Saunders, Virginia Lee
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-17
2024-12-16
Shalland-Bennett, Brianne
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-06-07
2027-06-06
van der Meide, Wayne
Hastings, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-03-14
2025-03-13
Vanderhout, Pierre Maurice
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-06
2024-08-05
Wilton, Carol
Collingwood, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-06
2024-08-05
2 Vacant Positions
Part-time Member (General Division - Income Security Section) (GCQ-2)
Buchanan, Sharon J.
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2021-06-10
2025-06-09
Clark, Anne Shirley
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-30
2025-06-01
Guérin, François
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2018-07-16
2025-10-05
Lazure, Jean
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2019-01-22
2026-01-31
Medeiros, Michael John
Cawston, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2021-06-10
2025-06-09
Nathan, Anita Premila
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-27
2025-12-06
Picotte, Adam Thomas
Burnaby, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-09
2026-01-31
Sheaves, Sarah Desiree
Mississauga, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-27
2026-02-08
Wilton, Carol (Future Appointment)
Collingwood, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2024-08-06
2026-08-05
1 Vacant Position
Vice-Chairperson (General Division Employment Insurance Section) and Member (GCQ-5)
Charron, Sylvie Rose Marie
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2024-06-30
Full-time Member (General Division - Employment Insurance Section) (GCQ-2)
Bastien, Jean Yves
L'Île-Bizard, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Bell, Linda Ann
Victoria, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2025-05-03
Betteridge, Jonathan Glenn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-06-24
2025-07-10
Bourassa, Leanne Marie
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-11-29
2024-11-28
Bourque, Charline
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-05-11
2026-05-19
Brien, Guillaume
Longueuil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Conrad, Gary William
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-18
2026-05-28
Day, Teresa Marguerite
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-13
2027-04-12
Edwards, Bret Joel
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2025-07-10
Fortier, Marie Diane Mylène
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-06-19
2025-06-18
Klein, Lilian Ruth
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2024-07-02
Langlois, Josée
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2024-07-02
Langlois, Josée (Future Appointment)
Québec, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-07-03
2026-07-02
McCarthy, John Gerard
Lindsay, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-11-29
2024-11-28
Mitchell, Audrey
Alliston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2024-07-02
Mitchell, Audrey (Future Appointment)
Alliston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-07-03
2027-07-02
Morin, Normand
Québec City, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-11-30
2024-11-29
Noonan, John Valentine
Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-01
2025-01-31
Ryan Bourgeois, Angela Jean
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-29
2024-06-28
Ryan Bourgeois, Angela Jean (Future Appointment)
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2024-06-29
2027-06-28
Sauvé, Manon
Prévost, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-06
2025-03-05
Shaw, Catherine Mary
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-01
2025-01-31
Stapleton, Susan Lynn
Elmsdale, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2025-07-10
St-Jules, Marc-André Raoul
North Bay, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2025-07-10
Thomas, Raelene Ruth
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-01
2025-01-31
Thompson, Kristen Leanne
Kitchener, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2025-07-10
Usprich, M. Elizabeth
London, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2025-07-10
Varaschin, Ambrosia Anne Angelina
Martensville, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Member (General Division - Employment Insurance Section) (GCQ-2)
Bouchard, Jacques
Blainville, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2023-06-19
2025-06-18
Cowan, Andrew Benson
Victoria, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Dhaliwal, Ranjit Singh
Brampton, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-05-15
2025-06-18
Dusome, Paul William
Barrie, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-09-12
2025-12-14
Graves, Suzanne Louisa
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-03
2025-06-21
Hartslief, Laura Marie
Markham, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Hicks, Barbara Jean
Hanover, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Houlihan, Edward John
Beaconsfield, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Klein, Lilian Ruth (Future Appointment)
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2024-07-03
2026-07-02
Léger, Nathalie
Repentigny, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2025-06-21
Mancini, Dominic Peter
Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2022-07-11
2024-07-10
Mancini, Dominic Peter (Future Appointment)
Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2024-07-11
2026-07-10
McCarthy, Emily K.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-06-19
2025-06-18
O'Connell, Stuart Martin
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Parker, Katherine Louise
Kemptville, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Ramkay, Rena Hildegarde
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-05-15
2025-06-18
Rattray, John Michael
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Rosen, Elyse Nathalie
Côte-Saint-Luc, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Singh, Harkamal
London, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-06-19
2025-06-18
Skelly, Greg Michael
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
Turtle, Paula Jane
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2023-01-09
2025-01-08
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies:7