Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement on Associate Chair appointments to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Social Benefits Tribunal:

“I am pleased to announce the following two Associate Chair appointments to Tribunals Ontario.

The appointment of Stacey Ferguson as Associate Chair of the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT), effective June 18, 2020.

A long-time public servant and leader in social services, Ms. Ferguson’s extensive municipal career has spanned across three diverse municipalities: City of Toronto, Region of Durham and City of Cornwall. Ms. Ferguson’s active contributions to her community have involved interacting with and providing support to vulnerable individuals. Through community contributions and her current and previous roles, Ms. Ferguson is acutely aware of current key social services issues, trends and challenges. Her wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in social welfare will serve to strengthen leadership to the SBT.

The appointment of Tamara Kronis as Associate Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), effective July 30, 2020.

Ms. Kronis is an experienced lawyer who has worked in both the private and public sectors and has also volunteered significant amounts of time to making meaningful contributions to important human rights initiatives. Her diverse professional background has provided her with unique insight into the area of human rights and respect for diversity. In particular, she played an instrumental role in the Canada-wide campaign to ensure passage of the federal equal marriage legislation. Her dedication to public service, deep appreciation for justice and fairness, and knowledge of justice administration will serve to enhance the high standards already established at the HRTO.

Both Associate Chairs bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Tribunals Ontario. I look forward to working closely together with Stacey and Tamara to make Tribunals Ontario one of the leading Tribunal systems in North America.”

For a full list of Tribunals Ontario appointments, please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat at

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