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About our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a diverse and balanced group which represents key stakeholders including new home buyers, builders, consumer advocates, the financial community, and provincial and municipal levels of government across Ontario. The board is responsible for promoting sound governance practices, conducting regulatory oversight, and taking a leading role in setting the strategic direction for Tarion.

Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board

The Chair is accountable to the Board of Directors and shall fulfill the responsibilities of the office of Chair as outlined in Tarion’s By-laws and this position description. He/she will lead the Board in establishing effective corporate governance processes and practices and ensuring efficient and effective Board meetings.

The Vice Chair shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the Chair of the Board in the Chair’s absence, and/or perform other responsibilities as assigned or delegated by the Chair.

View Position Description: Chair and Vice Chair (PDF)


 

Chair of a Board Committee (“Committee Chair”)

Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Committee Chair’s responsibilities include ensuring that the Committee fulfills its role and responsibilities as outlined in the Committee’s Terms of Reference as approved by the Board.

View Position Description: Committee Chair (PDF)

Director

Working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, the director will ensure the integrity and fulfilment of the board’s process and represent the best interest of the organization. 

View Position Description: Director (PDF)

 


Chair and Vice Chair of an Advisory Council (“Council Chair”)

Accountable to the Board of Directors through the Stakeholder Committee, the Council Chair is responsible for 
ensuring that the Council fulfills its role and responsibilities as outlined in the Council’s Terms of Reference
as approved by the Board.

View Position Description: Council Chair (PDF)

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit & Risk Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board, the Committee oversees the impact and management of financial, and all other risks that affect Tarion, except for the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan Act, which is overseen by the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee. 

The Committee also oversees Tarion’s external and management financial reporting; risk framework and reporting; and long-term financial sustainability and reports thereon to the Board.

View Terms of Reference for the Audit and Risk Committee (PDF)

 


Stakeholder Committee

The Tarion Stakeholder Committee has been established to provide guidance, informed opinion and progressive ideas and to make recommendations to Tarion's Board of Directors with respect to the promotion of consumer interests and consumer protection initiatives as they relate to both the mandate of Tarion and to Tarion’s Commitment to New Home Buyers.

View Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Committee (PDF)

The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC) are sub-committees of the Stakeholder Committee of the Board of Directors of Tarion. Learn more about them in the Advisory Councils tab.
 


Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee

The Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee has been established to provide guidance and make recommendations to Tarion's Board of Directors. The Committee is also responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with regard to Tarion’s specific regulation-making powers as provided in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.

View Terms of Reference for the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee (PDF)



 

Human Resources & Compensation Committee

The Human Resources & Compensation Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities regarding human resources and compensation on behalf of Tarion. 

The Committee oversees the implementation of human resources decisions of the Board and ensures the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems implemented to ensure compliance with all human resources legislation, policies and procedures. Additionally, the Committee leads the evaluation and compensation process for the CEO.

View Terms of Reference for the Human Resources & Compensation Committee (PDF)





Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is a committee of the Board of Directors and reports to the Board on the corporate investment plans, policies and issues with respect to the Guarantee Fund and pension plan(s) that affect Tarion.

View Terms of Reference for the Investment Committee (PDF)

Consumer Advisory Council


The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) consists of nine members and is a sub-committee of the Stakeholder Committee of the Board of Directors of Tarion.

The purpose of the CAC is to act as an advisory body who provides ongoing advice from a home buyer/consumer perspective on existing and proposed policies or any proposed changes impacting new home buyer consumers.

Consumer Advisory Council Terms of Reference 

Council Members

Vincenza Galatone

Chair 

Appointed to Council: 2019

Current Term Ends: 2023 Council

Term Limit Expires: 2025

 

Helene Gilhooly

 

Appointed to Council: 2022

Current Term Ends: 2024

Council Term Limit Expires: 2028

Julia Chew

 

Appointed to Council: 2022

Current Term Ends: 2024

Council Term Limit Expires: 2028

Trevor Kezwer

 

Appointed to Council: 2022

Current Term Ends: 2024

Council Term Limit Expires: 2028

Graham Clarke

 

Appointed to Council: 2021

Current Term Ends: 2023

Council Term Limit Expires: 2027

Jason Huang

 

Appointed to Council: 2023

Current Term Ends: 2025

Council Term Limit Expires: 2029

Sebastien Fournier

 

Appointed to Council: 2019

Current Term Ends: 2023

Council Term Limit Expires: 2025

Justin Tudor

 

Appointed to Council: 2021

Current Term Ends: 2023

Council Term Limit Expires: 2027

Laurie Kennard

 

Appointed to Council: 2024

Current Term Ends: 2026

Council Term Limit Expires: 2030

 



 


Industry Advisory Council


The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) consists of seven members and is a sub-committee of the Stakeholder Committee of the Board of Directors of Tarion.

The purpose of the IAC is to act as an advisory body who provides ongoing advice from a regulated industry perspective on proposed policy or other changes impacting new home builders.

Industry Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Council Members
 

Adam Carapella
Chair
Appointed to Council: 2021
Current Term ends: 2023
Council Term Limit expires: 2027
Natasha Paikin

Appointed to Council: 2023
Current Term ends: 2025
Council Term Limit expires: 2029
Rose Zonni

Appointed to Council: 2023
Current Term ends: 2025
Council Term Limit expires: 2029
Rick Martins

Appointed to Council: 2021
Current Term ends: 2023
Council Term Limit expires: 2027
Adam Clarke

Appointed to Council: 2021
Current Term ends: 2023
Council Term Limit expires: 2027
Kevin O’Shea

Appointed to Council: 2021
Current Term ends: 2023
Council Term Limit expires: 2027

Bob Schickedanz

Appointed to Council: 2024
Current Term ends: 2026
Council Term Limit expires: 2030

  

Below you will find a list of the policies of Tarion’s Board of Directors. Clicking on any of the below links will open a PDF outlining the full details of the policy.

Access to Information PDF

Social Media Policy PDF

Board Remuneration Policy PDF

Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest PDF
 

A portrait of Andy.

Andy Kenins

CPA, CA, ICD.D
Chair & Director

A portrait of Marni

Marni Dicker

 ICD.D, LLB, BCL 
Vice Chair & Director

Portrait of JD

Robert J. ("RJ") Falconi

B.Sc., JD., ICD.D, KC
Director (Ministerial Appointee)
A portrait of Carol.

Carol Jardine

FCIP, CRM, ICD.D
Director

A portrait of Fiona.

Maria Kyveris

Director 
(Ontario Builder Experience)
Portrait of John

John A. Macintyre

B.A., C. Dir., H.R.C.C.C
Director
A portrait of Toby.

Toby Stolee

Director (Ontario Builder Experience)

A portrait of Amanda.

Amanda Walton

B.A, ICD.D 
Director, Ministerial Appointee

Portrait of Marc

Marc Sammons

Director (Ontario Builder Experience)
Portrait of David

David Tsubouchi

B.A., J.D., LL.D, D.S.Litt., C. Dir
Director (Ministerial Appointee)

A portrait of Fiona.

Fiona Coughlin

CFRE
Director (Ontario Builder Experience)

Portrait of Jason Ottey

Jason Ottey

Director (Ministerial Appointee)