Apply to volunteer on RECO’s Discipline and Appeals Committee

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is seeking both public and real estate sector (registrant) volunteer members for its Discipline and Appeals Committee for a two-year term.

Those applicants selected for the committee will be eligible to serve on hearings and appeals panels, which consider cases dealing with alleged violations of the Code of Ethics under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) or successor legislation.

Committee members receive an honorarium and are reimbursed for related expenses.

About RECO

RECO regulates real estate professionals in the province on behalf of the Ontario government. We protect the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.

RECO holds registered brokers and salespersons to professional standards, protects the public interest, and enhances consumer confidence in the real estate profession.

Selection criteria for public applicants

Public candidates are required to have the following abilities, skills and knowledge:

    • Never have been a registrant, shareholder, officer, director or employee of a registrant or former registrant under the REBBA or its successor legislation.
    • Should have familiarity with real estate transactions and/or the real estate industry and RECO’s mandate.
    • Must have a demonstrated public service record.
    • Impartiality, good judgment, outstanding integrity, ability to fairly assess cases involving issues regarding conflicting verbal/written evidence and the assessment of credibility.
    • Ability to become familiar with the Code of Ethics, REBBA and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.
    • Understanding of the justice system and administrative law and the concepts of fairness/natural justice and/or a willingness to be trained.
    • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities and decision- making experience with another administrative body, board, council or other tribunal.
    • Have not been disciplined by a regulatory body or professional association in the last five (5) years and have never been found guilty of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted.
    • Commitment to respect diversity and to maintain fair, transparent processes that meet high professional standards.
    • Ability and willingness to make the time commitment to be an active committee member by attending necessary training, seminars, meetings and hearings.
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the province of Ontario, if necessary.
    • Ability to participate in remote meetings using web conferencing tools.
    • Must submit a current criminal record check upon request.

Selection criteria for registrant applicants

Registrant candidates are required to have the following abilities, skills and knowledge:

    • Currently registered under REBBA or its successor legislation.
    • Actively trading in real estate in the last three (3) years.
    • Impartiality, good judgment, outstanding integrity, ability to fairly assess cases involving issues regarding conflicting verbal/written evidence and the assessment of credibility.
    • Knowledgeable of RECO’s mandate.
    • Knowledgeable about the Code of Ethics, REBBA and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.
    • Understanding of the justice system and administrative law and the concepts of fairness/natural justice and/or a willingness to be trained.
    • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities and decision-making experience with another administrative body, board, council or other tribunal.
    • Have not been disciplined by a regulatory body or professional association in the last five (5) years and have never been found guilty of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted.
    • Commitment to respect diversity and to maintain fair, transparent processes that meet high professional standards.
    • Ability and willingness to make the time commitment to be an active committee member by attending necessary training, seminars, meetings and hearings.
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the province of Ontario, if necessary.
    • Ability to participate in remote meetings using web conferencing tools.
    • Must submit a current criminal record check upon request.

Click on the links below to apply.

Application form for public applicants (PDF)

Application form for registrant applicants (PDF)

The closing date for applications is February 3, 2023.