Social Programs Appeal Board
To provide an independent hearing to a person who is dissatisfied with a decision respecting the provision of financial assistance under the Social Assistance Act, the provision of supports or assured income under the Supports for Persons with Disabilities Act, or the provision of benefits under a social program specified in the regulations.
What is the function of the board?
To make decisions on whether or not an appeal should be granted or denied.
Primary Role: Adjudicative
How many people are on the board?
The board shall be composed of not less than seven and not more than nine members with some relevant experience in human services, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as follows:
- (a) at least two members shall be from each of the provincial counties;
- (b) at least one member shall be a former recipient of welfare assistance or social assistance;
- (c) at least one member shall be fluent in French and English.
What are the requirements of board members?
Work & Experience Requirements: Relevant experience in human services.
What are the nomination requirements?
Statutory Nomination Requirements: The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.
Traditional Nomination Requirements: At the discretion of the Minister of Social Development and Housing.
Will I get paid?
Chair - $161/diem and Members - $109/diem.
What is the time commitment of the board?
Hearings are held upon receipt of an appeal.
The term of office for the members of the Board shall be three years and members may be re-appointed, provided that a member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Eric Gallant, Chair||Kings County||Jan 26, 2021||Sept 22, 2023|
|Brenda Doyle||Prince County||Aug 24, 2021||Aug 24, 2024|
|Ashley Schurman||Prince County||May 17, 2022||May 17, 2025|
|Lauretta Balderston||Prince County||Nov 22, 2019||Nov 22, 2022|
|Vicki Francis||Queens County||Mar 30, 2021||Mar 30, 2024|
|Mary Baird||Kings County||May 23, 2020||May 23, 2023|
|Michael McIntosh||Kings County||Mar 30, 2021||Mar 30, 2024|
|Connie Bregant||Queens County||Mar 30, 2021||Mar 30, 2024|
|Jacinta Campbell||Queens County||Sept 21, 2021||Sept 21, 2024|
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
Who can I contact?
Director of Social Programs