Becoming a Member
The British Columbia Review Board extends a standing invitation for expressions of interest in becoming a part-time member. Women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others are encouraged to put their names forward for appointments.
The British Columbia Review Board is an adjudicative tribunal established under the Criminal Code of Canada to review the circumstances of, and make dispositions with respect to, individuals found unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.
The mandate of the Board is to safeguard public safety as well as the rights of mentally ill accused persons until they can be safely reintegrated into society. The Board holds hearings and exercises many authorities and obligations of a court.
The Chair of the Review Board must be either a judge or a person qualified to be a judge (at least 10 years’ call to the Bar). All members other than the Chair are part-time members.
Part-time members must either be:
- lawyers of at least 10 years’ call to the Bar; or
- other persons with professional training or relevant experience in mental health, related issues or disciplines, such as social work, criminology or psychology.
Prior adjudicative experience is an asset.
From time to time, a notice of available positions will be posted on this site, as well as on the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) site. In addition, applications are invited at any time from persons who are interested in serving as a member of the Review Board and believe they meet the criteria for appointment.
Candidates who pass the initial screening will have a personal interview with the Chair or a panel constituted for the purpose of determining whether the candidate should be recommended for appointment. The recommendation will be based on an assessment of whether the candidate has the necessary skills and abilities.
The Chair will recommend to the Attorney General candidates who would be appropriate for appointment to the Review Board, for possible consideration by Cabinet.
Members are appointed by Order in Council for a fixed term of two to five years.
For new appointees, recommendations and Tribunal profile documents are filed with Ministry (AG) and CABRO 6 months prior to target date for appointment.
Conduct and Reappointment
Members are required to abide by the Tribunal’s Code of Conduct and the Procedural Guidelines. Reappointment of existing members is based on satisfactory performance assessment by and recommendation of the Tribunal Chair.
Part-time members are compensated on a per diem basis according to their professional affiliation. Tribunal compensation is governed by Treasury Board Directive 1/20. The Review Board is classified as a Level 4 tribunal.
Apply to become a Member
To apply for appointment, please submit:
- Current curriculum vitae
- Relevant experience, knowledge in areas of the Board’s jurisdiction
- Maximum time commitment/availability/willingness to travel
Our office is currently closed to the public. Please submit expressions of interest to: