Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities – About

This advisory agency provides advice about opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate equally and fully in society.


The Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Act establishes the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (the Council) and outlines their activities and membership. It invites them to provide advice to the Alberta government through public discussion and engagement with the disability community.

Vision and mission

The Council is guided by a vision and mission.

Vision: Alberta is an inclusive and barrier-free society.

Mission: to advise on, report to and make recommendations to the Government of Alberta on matters relating to the opportunity for full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the Province. It does this by:

  • listening to the opinions of the disability community
  • communicating these ideas and concerns to the Government of Alberta and the broader community
  • working with governments, community organizations and other stakeholders towards solutions


Search the list of public agencies to find the Council's:

  • mandate and roles
  • code of conduct
  • agency classification


The Council consists of up to 15 volunteer members who:

  • are able to engage with their communities and networks and represent the interests of a broad range of stakeholders
  • understand, stay current and provide advice on diverse disability-related issues
  • have varied backgrounds, experience, knowledge and skills
  • come from different areas in the province

View current membership

Recruitment and appointment

When there are vacancies, the Alberta government recruits and appoints new Council members for up to a 3-year term.

Council members may be reappointed for a second 3-year term based on performance and mutual agreement.

There are up to 13 members from the public, who are:

  • recruited through public advertisements by the department responsible for the Council (the department)
  • selected based on skills and experience
  • screened to ensure there is no conflict of interest
  • chosen from across the province
  • recommended for appointment by the department to the Minister responsible for the Council, then to the Premier for approval

There are up to 2 members from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta who:

  • provide a liaison between the Council and government
  • are recruited when there is a vacancy for a government member and the Minister responsible for the Council asks the Premier to identify a new Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)

Review the Alberta boards web pages to find out:

  • if the Council or other agencies, boards and commissions are recruiting
  • how to apply
  • more about serving on public agencies and the work they do

Compensation disclosure

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:

This is a requirement under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act. The postings are required by June 30 each year and will be maintained for 5 years.

Compensation disclosure file

Download the compensation disclosure for the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (disclosures for 2018 to 2023).

Strategic plan

The Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities developed its 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan after careful consideration of issues currently affecting the disability community in Alberta. The plan was developed to be actionable and timely, with a pan-disability, intersectional lens.

Annual reports

View the Council’s annual reports, or contact the Council to:

  • get a current or archived annual reports in alternate formats
  • get permission to reproduce material in the report
  • provide feedback


Connect with the Premier’s Council Secretariat:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-1095
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
TTY: 711 for the message relay service
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 780-415-0097

Suite 1110, 10055 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2Y2

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