The Ontario Sunshine List - Public Sector Salary Disclosure

The names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of public sector employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.

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Diane Abbott served as the Duty Counsel, Criminal at Legal Aid Ontario in 2023, received an annual salary of $142,770.00 and a taxable benefit of $261.36, as indicated by the Government of Ontario's Sunshine list. Diane has held the same position since 2022 has been receiving six-figure yearly compensation.


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Job Title :   Duty Counsel, Criminal
Employer :   Legal Aid Ontario
Sector :   Crown Agencies
Year :   2023

Comparing peers in identical roles within the organization

Low: $101K Avg: $126K High: $173K

Comparison with other individuals in similar positions in Ontario

Low: $100K Avg: $125K High: $173K
Bottom 90% Below Average Above Average Top 10%

Between 2016 and 2023, Diane experienced an average annual increase of approximately 4.34% in annual salary, including taxable benefits at Legal Aid Ontario. By 2023, Diane's total pay had risen by 27.78% compared to the pay in 2016. Notably, during Diane's tenure as Duty Counsel, Criminal, there has been a significant 1.97% rise in compensation over the past 1 year. Additional information can be found in the chart and table presented below.

Yearly Total Paid

Year Job Title Salary Taxable Benefit Raise
2023 Duty Counsel, Criminal $142,770 $261 1.97%
2022 Duty Counsel, Criminal $140,005 $261 1.36%
2021 Duty Counsel, Family $136,361 $2,021 3.34%
2020 Duty Counsel, Family $133,637 $274 -3.24%
2019 Duty Counsel, Family $138,103 $299 16.58%
2018 Duty Counsel, Family $118,450 $264 6.06%
2016 Duty Counsel, Family $111,683 $251

The 2023 Sunshine List has 78 employees who held exactly same position title ( Duty Counsel, Criminal ) in the Legal Aid Ontario.

10 out of 78 employees

Full Name Salary Taxable Benefit
Kirstie Bloomfield $172,311 $245
Deanna Sun $172,163 $261
Omar Sherman $154,511 $243
Stacey Christ $145,868 $265
Christine Den Bok $145,470 $265
Dionne Peart $145,356 $246
Joana Miskinis $144,922 $265
Patrick Michael $144,067 $246
Elana Glass $143,335 $265
Diane Abbott $142,770 $261

The 2023 Sunshine List has 128 employees who held comparable positions in Ontario.

10 out of 128 employees

Full Name Job Title Employer Total Paid
Kirstie Bloomfield Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $172,556
Deanna Sun Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $172,424
Lisa Quesnel Manager, Criminal Duty Counsel Legal Aid Ontario $162,248
Omar Sherman Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $154,754
Stacey Christ Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $146,133
Christine Den Bok Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $145,735
Dionne Peart Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $145,603
Joana Miskinis Duty Counsel, Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $145,187
Dianne Grenier Supervisory Duty Counsel, Family And Criminal Legal Aid Ontario $145,187
Mark Heaney Supervisory Duty Counsel, Criminal / Family / Avocat de service principal, Droit criminel et droit de la famille Legal Aid Ontario $145,187