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Investigation Unit 

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The following members are currently appointed to the OSIC unit of independent investigators (the “Investigation Unit” (“IU”)) for purposes of performing Investigations that may be assigned to them by the OSIC under the Complaint Management Process, in accordance with the OSIC Policies and Procedures.

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IU Members

 

Name Location Official Languages Specific Experience Website
Andrea Lowes Toronto, Ontario English Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
https://alowesconsulting.ca/
Antonio Urdaneta Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination www.workplacelegal.ca 
Ashley Richards  Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
www.richardsadvocacy.com 
Brenda Culbert  Guelph, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.brendaculbert.ca
Brian Simmons Victoria, British Columbia English  Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19-24 year olds)
Involving equity deserving groups
School/university related contexts 
N/A
Collin Taggart Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
www.talonrm.ca   
Gita Anand Toronto, Ontario English  Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
N/A
Grace Vaccarelli Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
www.gracevaccarelli.ca
Ivana Bozinovic Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19-24 year olds)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
https://richardsadvocacy.com/team/
Jeff Bzowey Calgary, Alberta English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
https://rootresolutions.ca/
Jennifer Hawkins  Calgary, Alberta  English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.southernlaw.ca/lawyers/jennifer-hawkins
Jennifer White  Ottawa, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
www.sportsafe.ca
Jennifer Wootton Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
School/university related contexts
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wootton-264b064b/
Jessica Kearsey Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jessica-kearsey-9bb99791 
Jo-Ann Fennessey Ottawa, Ontario English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
School/university related contexts
https://www.jfennesseycentre.com/
Joanne Brodeur  Montreal West, Quebec English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
https://joannebrodeur.com/
Julia Burke Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Sexual violence
School/university related contexts
https://www.burkehrlaw.com/
Katelynn Denny  Surrey, British Columbia English Human Rights / Discrimination
Sexual Violence
https://fortelaw.ca/team/katelynn-denny-profile/
Kevin Fadum Surrey, British Columbia English Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
School/university related contexts
https://www.formativesolutions.net/
Kyra Hudson Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
www.kyrahudson.com
Laurent Godbout Montreal, Quebec English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Sexual violence
https://www.en.equalis.ca/team
Leanne Walsh  Richmond, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
www.westcoastworkplacelaw.ca
Lisa Southern  North Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
 
Lise Maclean London, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
https://www.wiserworkplaces.ca/investigations-audits-and-assessmen
Magalie Poulin Montreal, Quebec English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
https://humanilex.ca/
Marc Eger Winnipeg, Manitoba English  Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
 www.talonrm.ca
Marie Garel Montreal, Quebec English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
https://www.equalis.ca/equipe
Marie-Pierre Renaud Saint-Lambert, Quebec French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Sexual violence
School/university related contexts
https://maitreshp.com/
Marlene Hope Calgary, Alberta  English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.committed2change.ca/
Maryse Séguin Vancouver, British Columbia English & French Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sport related contexts
https://www.southernlaw.ca/
Matt Malone Kamloops, British Columbia English (French for interviews only) Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
School/university related contexts
https://www.tru.ca/law/faculty-staff/faculty/matt-malone.html
Megan Forward Ottawa, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
N/A
Mihad Fahmy  London, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://fahmylaw.ca/
Naomi Calla Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
School/university related contexts
https://www.callalegal.ca/naomi-calla/
Natasha Persaud Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.formativelaw.ca/top-workplace-investigators-toronto/
Nick Duley  Peterborough, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickduley/
Pamela Connolly Vernon, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination https://westcoastworkplacelaw.ca/
Parisa Osborne  Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/contacts/p/parisa-osborne.html
Paul Gee Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving young adults (19–24-years old)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
School/university related contexts
https://goldstandardinv.ca/
Paula Butler  North Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.southernlaw.ca/lawyers/paula-butler
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Following...

Name Location Official Languages Specific Experience/th> Website
Robyn Gervis  Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
N/A
Sandeep Joshi Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving young adults (19-24 year olds)
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://kmcounsel.ca/
Sarah Chamberlain North Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.southernlaw.ca/lawyers/sarah-chamberlain
Sarah Lumsden Vancouver, British Columbia English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
https://www.southernlaw.ca/lawyers/sarah-lumsden
Sarah Vokey  Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
http://www.heeneyvokey.com/lawyers_svokey/
Scott Doran  Ottawa, Ontario English (French for interviews only) Involving children/minors
Sexual violence
N/A
Sherri Walsh Winnipeg, Manitoba English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving children/minors
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
https://hillcounsel.com/
Trisha Perry Saint John, New Brunswick English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Sexual violence
https://www.resonanceadvisors.ca/
William Goldbloom Toronto, Ontario English Human Rights/ Discrimination
Involving equity deserving groups
Sexual violence
Sport related contexts
https://wgresolutions.com/
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Members of the IU:

  • Are service providers independent from the OSIC and SDRCC who have been appointed to the IU following a selection process completed in 2022 (see Call for Applications here).
  • Must comply with the UCCMS, SDRCC’s Conflict of Interest Policy, the Code of Conduct for members of the OSIC IU and SEAU, relevant policies, procedures and guidelines communicated by the OSIC for the IU, relevant professional standards and obligations and applicable laws.
  • Must successfully complete minimum training requirements communicated from time to time by the OSIC, which may relate, for example, to the UCCMS, applicable OSIC policies, procedures and guidelines, trauma-informed approaches, unconscious/implicit bias, intersectionality, etc., as well as criminal record verifications in accordance with applicable screening policies of the SDRCC/OSIC.

 

As per the OSIC Guidelines Regarding Investigations, the OSIC is responsible for assigning Independent Investigator(s) to perform Investigations, with consideration to, for example, availability,  geographical location, official languages, absence of conflict, area(s) of experience, expertise, and specific skills desired, considering the nature and/or circumstances of the Complaint. Parties to a Complaint can challenge with the OSIC the selection of the Independent Investigator(s) on the grounds of conflict of interest or a reasonable apprehension of bias.

In accordance with the OSIC Policies and Procedures, the assigned Independent Investigator is responsible for investigating a Complaint on a fair and neutral basis and issuing an Investigation Report identifying the nature of the alleged violations, the particulars of the allegations, the available evidence, and their conclusions.

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