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Order in Council Reappointment

The Appeals Commission is happy to announce the reappointments of Benjamin Ayorech, Gene Dumont, Derek Vermette, Vivian Kolias Lougheed, and Allan Mah to the Appeals Commission under the Workers' Compensation Act. The reappointments are effective as of November 1st, 2017 for a six-month term that expires on April 30th, 2018. This six-month extension brings their appointments in line with other Commissioners who are up for reappointment next spring.

The Appeals Commission Promotes Lynn Faulder to Vice Chair

The Appeals Commission is pleased to announce its recent promotion of Lynn Faulder, who is currently a Hearing Chair. She will start her new position as Vice Chair in the Edmonton office on January 1st, 2018. Lynn Faulder will replace our current Vice Chair, Ted Giraldeau.

In addition to Lynn Faulder's experience with the Appeals Commission, she brings over 20 years of experience as a panel member and chair of various administrative tribunals for the provincial and federal governments. 

The Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Seminars

The Appeals Commission is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Edmonton's monthly information management seminars. ARMA Edmonton is a Chapter of ARMA International, the authoritative leader on records and information governance around the world. The Chapter provides education, research, and networking opportunities to information management professionals and members. Sheryl Savard, the Appeal Commission's Senior Records and Privacy Officer, is a Director on ARMA's Edmonton Chapter's executive team. 

If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please contact Sheryl Savard at sheryl.savard@gov.ab.ca for more details. All ARMA members and the public are welcome! Lunch will also be provided. The fee per person is $10 for ARMA members and $20 for non-ARMA members. The seminar schedule is as follows:

  • September 25 – FOIP and Record Management: How Good RIM Supports FOIP – Luncheon –Rick Klumpenhower, Cenera
  • October 18 – Open Text Workshop/Demo – ½ day – Jordan Uytterhagen, Cadence Solutions
  • October 20 – Functional Classification Workshop – Full day – Paula Lederman, Imerge
  • October 26 – Identifying Your RIM Strategic Goals – Breakfast – Tara Dragon, Acropont
  • November 23 – Information Security Classification – Luncheon – Martin Dinel, Service Alberta (TBC)
  • December 21 – Metadata – Luncheon – Sharon Farnell, University of Alberta
  • January 25 – Identifying Your RIM Program Goals – Karina Guy, KPMG
  • February (TBC) – SharePoint Workshop – Full day – (TBC)
  • February 22 – Knowledge Management – Breakfast – Chantal Ritcey, Service Alberta (TBC)
  • March 22 – Open Government – Luncheon – (TBC)
  • April (TBC) – ECM Readiness – Full-day Workshop
  • April 26 – Archival Appraisal – Luncheon – Wayne Murdoch, Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • May (TBC) – Retention Schedule Development Workshop – Full day – Sandra Bradley (TBC)
  • May 24 – FOIP Responses – How Does GoA Score? Breakfast – OIPC (TBC)
  • June 21 – Executive Support for Your RIM Program – Luncheon – Rick Stirling (TBC)

WiFi is now available at the Appeals Commission

Wireless access is now available in both the Edmonton and Calgary offices.  This includes the waiting rooms, interview rooms and all hearing rooms.  Simply see our receptionist when you arrive and he/she will be able to provide you with the instructions on how to access the network. 

Media Relations

For media inquiries, please contact (780) 412-8700 and ask to speak to Media Relations.

Office Closure Notice

The Appeals Commission office in Edmonton and Calgary will be closed from December 25th to January 1st. ​Happy holidays!

Edmonton Office
Standard Life Centre
#1100, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 3N4

Telephone:(780) 412-8700
Fax:(780) 412-8701

Calgary Office
Amec Place
#2300, 801 - 6th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2P 3W2

Telephone:(403) 508-8800
Fax:(403) 508-8822
Media Enquiries
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