Human Services Appeal Panel Members - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Human Services Appeal Panel Members

Appeal panel members are Albertans with a range of skills and experiences who hear concerns brought forward by Albertans who have had certain services denied, changed or cancelled and provide a fair and impartial review of the decision.

Members sit on Human Services appeal panels for:

  • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
  • Child, Youth and Family Enhancement
  • Child Care Licensing
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities
  • Income and Employment Supports
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Panel members receive:

  • training on relevant legislation and appeal processes
  • an honorarium
  • reimbursed expenses

Duties include:

  • four to ten days attending hearings each month
  • participate in training and meetings
  • reviewing and writing decisions

Panel members must:

  • be able to interpret legislation
  • have strong communication and computer skills
  • take a fair, respectful, cooperative, and assertive approach
  • understand the issues impacting affected Albertans

Other skills may include:

  • experience as a member of a committee or quasi-judicial board
  • ability to objectively analyze complex written and verbal information
  • knowledge of the principles of natural justice

Applicants serve one- to three-year terms with the possibility to reapply for an additional term.

Created:
Modified: 2017-02-06
PID: 16435