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Student Financial Assistance Appeal Board

Overview

Function

The Student Financial Assistance Appeal Board is established to hear appeals arising from the administrative review of decisions regarding student financial assistance. 

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

Authority

Student Financial Assistance Act (NWT)

Board Composition

The Board is composed of five members, including one post-secondary student member.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternates on the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is designated by the members of the Board.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

Quorum is three members.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment under section 8(2) of the Student Financial Assistance Act.

Term Duration

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

Time and Travel Requirements

The Board holds meetings throughout the year, on an as needed basis.

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

Where a vacancy occurs, the Minister may appoint a person to fill the unexpired term of office.

Members will deal with vulnerable population, which include youth.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Member Brenda Gauthier 2018-12-01 2022-11-30 2nd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
2. Member Karalyn Menicoche 2018-12-01 2022-11-30 1st term
3. Chair (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
4. Member Clarence Wood 2018-12-01 2022-11-30 3rd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
5. Member Darren Moorman 2018-12-01 2022-11-30 3rd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
6. Member
(Post-Secondary Student)
Courtney Chetwynd 2018-12-01 2022-11-30 2nd term Minister of Education, Culture and Employment

(Board details as of Nov 15, 2019)