Tony Wohlfarth




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


Tony acquired extensive knowledge of the non-profit sector, human resources, and pension & benefits administration. 


Tony holds a Masters in Industrial & Labor Relations (MILR) from Cornell University and a Certificate in Employee Benefits (CEB) from Humber College.  He  graduated from the Directors College of Canada, where he received 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, and implemented a robust risk management strategy.  Currently, He Chairs the Advisory Committee at the Catherwood Library, Cornell University.


In retirement, Tony curls three times a week and workout in the LifeFit.  He is a volunteer at Bluesfest, Blue Skies, the Ontario Folk Festival Association and the Cathy Kerry Tournament. Tony also writes a monthly film review for The Oscar, the community newsletter for Ottawa South and is a film critic for Outlook Magazine, Canada’s progressive Jewish magazine.