April 1, 2021
On April 1, 2021, as a result of amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation will take on responsibility for two independent and arm’s length programs within Alberta’s workers’ compensation system. Advocacy services previously offered by the Fair Practices Office will continue as a program called the Advisor Office for Alberta Workers’ Compensation. Medical panel services will continue as the Medical Panels Program for Alberta Workers’ Compensation.
There will be no delay or disruption of services, which will remain free-of-charge. For more information about the programs, please see the Advisor Office and Medical Panels Program websites. For more information about the steps we are taking to ensure independence, please see our Governance and Independence Framework.
April 1, 2021
Our Appeal Rules and Practice Guidelines have been updated. Please see this Stakeholder Update from our Chief Commissioner and CEO for details.
February 24, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the Appeals Commission has been selected as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for the third consecutive year. The Appeals Commission was chosen as one of this year’s winners for several reasons.
The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers evaluated employers based on the same criteria as the national competition, which include: physical workplace, work atmosphere, benefits, vacation and time off, training, and community involvement. The winners have been officially announced in Alberta's Top 70 Employers magazine.