Social Security Tribunal of Canada

SST members

Member Code of Conduct

Ethics and accountability are essential to a justice system that works for Canadians. 

The Code of Conduct for Members of the Social Security Tribunal of Canada describes what we expect of our members. It lists the standards of behaviour that members have to follow as fair and impartial decision makers.

If you believe that an SST member has done something that goes against the Code of Conduct, you can submit a complaint using the complaints process.

List of members

Appeal Division

Tribunal members as of September 1, 2021:
Name Province Tenure Appointment/Expiry date
Bergen, Stephen Alberta Full-time 2020/08/08 to 2021/08/07
Lafontaine, Pierre Québec Full-time 2021/03/16 to 2022/03/15
Lew, Janet British Columbia Full-time 2019/04/08 to 2022/04/07
Nawaz, Neil Ontario Full-time 2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30
Petrunia, Melanie Nova Scotia Part-time 2020/04/20 to 2022/04/19
Samson, Jude Ontario Full-time 2020/08/10 to 2021/08/09
Sellar, Kate Ontario Full-time 2020/08/08 to 2021/08/07

General Division – Income Security

Tribunal members as of September 1, 2021:
Name Province Tenure Appointment/Expiry date

Afolabi, Olajide

Ontario

Part-time

2021/09/27 to 2023/09/26

Bateman, Selena

Ontario

Full-time

2021/09/27 to 2024/09/26

Beaton, James

Alberta

Full-time

2021/09/27 to 2024/09/26

Buchanan, Sharon-Jean

Ontario

Part-time

2021/06/10 to 2023/06/09

Byrne, Lianne

Ontario

Full-time

2013/05/20 to 2024/05/19

Cardillo, Antoinette

Ontario

Full-time

2020/12/07 to 2021/12/06

Clark, Anne S.

Nova Scotia

Part-time

2021/06/02 to 2023/06/01

Gai, Tengteng

Ontario

Full-time

2021/06/21 to 2024/06/20

Guérin, François

Ontario

Part-time

2021/07/16 to 2023/07/15

Laidlaw, Jacqueline

Ontario

Part-time

2021/01/30 to 2022/01/29

Lazure, Jean

Québec

Part-time

2021/01/22 to 2022/01/21

Medeiros, Michael

British Columbia

Part-time

2021/06/10 to 2023/06/09

Moore, Beverly

Ontario

Part-time

2021/06/07 to 2023/06/06

Moore, Tyler

Ontario

Full-time

2020/11/23 to 2021/11/22

Nathan, Anita

Ontario

Part-time

2021/09/27 to 2024/09/26

O’Neil, Patrick

Ontario

Full-time

2020/10/26 to 2021/10/25

Picotte, Adam

British Columbia

Part-time

2021/01/22 to 2022/01/21

Raphael, Raymond

Ontario

Full-time

2020/10/26 to 2021/10/25

Russell, Shannon

Québec

Full-time

2021/08/04 to 2024/08/03

Saunders, Virginia

British Columbia

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Shalland-Bennett, Brianne

Ontario

Full-time

2021/06/07 to 2024/06/06

Sheaves, Sarah

Ontario

Part-time

2021/09/27 to 2024/09/26

Sherwood, Kelley

Ontario

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Temkin, Kelly

Ontario

Full-time

2020/09/08 to 2021/09/07

Theriault, Johanne

New Brunswick

Part-time

2021/09/27 to 2023/09/26

Tsakalis, George

Ontario

Full-time

2021/07/03 to 2024/07/02

Turner, Tanille

Ontario

Full-time

2021/06/07 to 2024/06/06

Vanderhout, Pierre

Ontario

Full-time

2021/08/06 to 2024/08/05

Wilton, Carol

Ontario

Full-time

2021/08/06 to 2024/08/05

General Division – Employment Insurance

Tribunal members as of September 1, 2021:
Name Province Tenure Appointment/Expiry date

Bell, Linda

British Columbia

Full-time

2020/05/04 to 2022/05/03

Bourassa, Leanne

Québec

Full-time

2020/08/08 to 2021/08/07

Bourque, Charline

Québec

Full-time

2021/05/20 to 2024/05/19

Conrad, Gary

Alberta

Full-time

2017/05/29 to 2024/05/28

Day, Teresa

Ontario

Full-time

2021/04/13 to 2024/04/12

Dusome, Paul

Ontario

Part-time

2020/09/12 to 2021/09/11

Dyck, Connie

Manitoba

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Graves, Suzanne

Ontario

Part-time

2021/06/02 to 2023/06/01

Klein, Lilian

Ontario

Full-time

2021/07/03 to 2024/07/02

Langlois, Josée

Québec

Full-time

2021/07/03 to 2024/07/02

Léger, Nathalie

Québec

Part-time

2021/06/21 to 2023/06/20

Leonard, Mark

Ontario

Part-time

2020/09/07 to 2021/09/06

Losier, Solange

Ontario

Full-time

2021/05/29 to 2024/05/28

Marchese, Maria

Ontario

Part-time

2020/09/13 to 2021/09/12

McCarthy, Gerard

Ontario

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

McQuade, Charlotte

Ontario

Full-time

2021/05/29 to 2024/05/28

Mitchell, Audrey

Ontario

Full-time

2021/07/03 to 2024/07/02

Morin, Normand

Québec

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Noonan, John

Newfoundland and Labrador

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Palantzas, Eleni

Ontario

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Pappas, Takis

Québec

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

Pezzutto, Amanda

British Columbia

Full-time

2021/05/20 to 2024/05/19

Ryan Bourgeois, Angela

Nova Scotia

Full-time

2021/06/29 to 2024/06/28

Salmon, Candace

New Brunswick

Full-time

2021/01/15 to 2022/01/14

Sauvé, Manon

Québec

Full-time

2021/03/06 to 2022/03/05

Shaw, Catherine

New Brunswick

Full-time

2021/01/15 to 2022/01/14

Thomas, Raelene

Newfoundland and Labrador

Full-time

2021/01/15 to 2022/01/14

Wallocha, Katherine

Alberta

Full-time

2020/10/01 to 2021/09/30

How members are chosen

Members are appointed by the federal government through a multi-step process.  

  • First, there’s an open, merit-based selection process. This means the selection process is designed to identify highly qualified candidates who have the knowledge, skills and abilities to fill the position. They must meet any eligibility factors and/or conditions of employment required. The process includes a written exam and an interview. 
  • Next, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion recommends candidates to Cabinet. 
  • Finally, the Governor in Council appoints members based on Cabinet’s recommendation. 

Members are appointed for terms of up to five years. 

For more information on the selection process, visit the Governor in Council appointments website

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