Tribunal leadership


Paul Aterman, Chairperson

Paul Aterman is committed to making justice systems simple, quick and fair – so that they work for the people that need to use them. He was appointed as the Chairperson of the Social Security Tribunal on September 17, 2018 for a five-year term.

He is a lawyer with extensive administrative justice experience in human rights, immigration and refugee matters and workers' compensation. Since leaving private practice in 1994, Mr. Aterman has held senior positions at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, as well as working at Canada’s Privy Council Office and as a Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Mr. Aterman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, and of the Centre for Plain Language. He is also a member of the Measurement Working Group of Access to Justice BC, a network of justice sector organizations and individuals dedicated to improving access to justice.

Mr. Aterman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.

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