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Northwest Territories Social Assistance Appeal Board

Overview

Function

The Northwest Territories Social Assistance Appeal Board is established to hear appeals arising out of decisions made by the Social Assistance Appeal Committees established under the Social Assistance Act

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

Authority

Social Assistance Act (NWT)

Board Composition

The Board shall be composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and not fewer than three other members.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members to the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Vice-Chairperson

The Vice-Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Quorum

Quorum is three members.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment under section 7(2) of the Social Assistance Act (NWT).

Term Duration

A member holds office for a term of two years and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

An appeal hearing may be conducted in person or by conference call.

Remuneration

Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.                            

Category - Regulatory/Quasi-judicial

Chairperson - up to $400 per day

Member - up to $325 per day

Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings

Other Considerations

Any information provided to members is confidential and shall not be disclosed except for specific reasons.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Member Ms. Soraya ELLERT 2019-03-27 2023-03-26 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
2. Member Loretta Landry 2019-03-27 2023-03-26 1st term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
3. Member Clarence Wood 2019-03-27 2023-03-26 2nd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
4. Member Arlene Hache 2019-03-27 2023-03-26 2nd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
5. Chair (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
6. Member Grant Paziuk 2019-03-27 2023-03-26 8th term

(Board details as of Nov 15, 2019)