The Discipline Committee is a statutory committee established pursuant to Section 21 of REBBA 2002. The Committee will review and determine whether registrants comply with the Code of Ethics established by REBBA 2002 which came into force on March 31, 2006. The Committee shall hear matters referred to it by the Registrar or his or her designate, the Deputy Registrar.
Chair and Membership
The Discipline Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors and consists of a Chair, a Vice-Chair and at least three other members, all of whom are knowledgeable in the duties and responsibilities of panel members. Under REBBA 2002, at least one member of the Committee shall never have been a registrant or a shareholder, officer, director or employee of a registrant or former registrant. Under REBBA 2002, RECO Board Directors are prohibited from serving as Discipline Committee members. The Chair may recommend the appointment of additional members to the Committee.
Members: Panels of one to three persons will be drawn as required from a group of RECO members and non-registrants to serve on the Discipline Committee. In the case of a three person panel, at least one member of the panel shall never have been a registrant or a shareholder, officer, director or employee of a registrant or former registrant.
Michael Beard, CEO
Logan Atkinson, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Raquel Smith, Manager, Discipline & Appeals Hearings
Duties, Functions or Responsibilities
The Chair of the Committee will establish panels in accordance with sections 42 to 53 of Ontario Regulation 580/05 under REBBA 2002: (The Vice-Chair may exercise and perform the powers and duties of the Chair on the request of the Chair or if the Chair is absent or unable to act.)
- To hear individual cases
- To render fair and appropriate decisions in a timely fashion