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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)

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WiFi is now available at the Appeals Commission

​Wireless access is now avaialble 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. 

Welcome New Commissioners!

The Appeals Commission is very pleased to welcome 13 new commissioners to our organization! Orientation commenced on September 6th and runs until September 27th. Our comprehensive training program focuses on various topics, including common issues of appeal, the conduct of a hearing, and decision writing.  We are looking forward to the wide range of expertise and knowledge that our new commissioners will bring to the Appeals Commission. Congratulations to all our new commissioners!


For a complete list of new commissioners, please click on the following links:



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