Appointment at Appeal Board
Minister Fantino is pleased to announce the appointment of former Naval Officer Thomas Jarmyn to the position of Board Member and Deputy Chairperson at the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB).
This appointment was made by the Governor in Council through the Board’s merit-based selection process. With this appointment, Minister Fantino is continuing to honor the Government’s commitment to appoint more Board members with military, policing and medical backgrounds.
Thomas Jarmyn is appointed for a three-year term. Mr. Jarmyn spent 12 years as a Naval Officer before practicing law and teaching administrative law at Carleton University. Mr. Jarmyn previously served on the VRAB from 20092010, was Counsel to the Minister of Public Safety where he advised on matters related to the RCMP and their disability claims, and represented injured workers as a worker’s advisor in Nova Scotia. Mr. Jarmyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, a Master of Public Ethics from Saint Paul University, and a Master of Laws (Administrative Law) from York University.
VRAB provides Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members, and their families, with an independent appeal program for disability benefits decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada.