Suzanne Gilbert


Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division

Suzanne Gilbert was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) in April 2019. In January 2017 she was appointed Member of the IAD in Toronto and in August 2017 became the Assistant Deputy Chair (ADC). While keeping her position as ADC, she was acting as Deputy Chairperson of the IAD from the end of January 2018 to April 2019. From 2006 to 2016, Ms. Gilbert held a number of positions, including Chair and Associate Chair for the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario with the Child and Family Services Review Board and Custody Review Board. Prior to that appointment, she worked in a number of positions at the IRB in Montreal and Toronto, including Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division in Toronto. Ms. Gilbert holds a Master's in Health Law from the Université de Sherbrooke and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1981.