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.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Education, Culture & Employment
Social Assistance Act (NWT)
The Board shall be composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and not fewer than three other members.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members to the Board.
The Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.
The Vice-Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.
Quorum is three members.
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.
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
Any information provided to members is confidential and shall not be disclosed except for specific reasons.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Member||(Vacant - 2 year term)||Minister of Education, Culture and Employment|
|2. Member||Courtney Chetwynd||2020-05-20||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|