Tony Wohlfarth




Tony Wohlfarth retired from the federal service in 2008. From 2000 – 2006, he served as Commissioner (Workers) with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (HRSDC). Tony was one of three departmental executives responsible for our federal Employment Insurance (EI) program. He played a leadership role in implementing electronic services, performance benchmarks and greater transparency in annual reports to Parliament.

Tony holds a B.A. Honours in Economics (Carleton University) and a Masters in Industrial & Labor Relations (MILR) from Cornell University. He also completed the Certificate in Employee Benefits (CEB) from Humber College. In 2012, He completed the Professional Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals. In the same year, he graduated from The Directors College of Canada, completing the Audit Committee Certification (ACC).

From 2005 – 2014, Tony served as a director with the Ontario Pension Board and chaired the Audit Committee & the Governance & Risk Committee. He was instrumental in implementing a robust risk management strategy. Currently, He chairs the Advisory Committee at Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

In retirement, Tony travels extensively, curls three times a week at the RA and works out in the LifeFIT. He is also an active member of the RA Ski Club. He volunteers at the Blue Skies Music Festival, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Folk Music Ontario. Tony also contributes monthly film reviews for The Oscar, the community newsletter for Ottawa South, and for Vistas, in Ottawa Vanier. He is a film critic for Jewish Currents in New York City.