Services and information

  • Accountability

    A classification system guides how the Public Agencies Governance Framework applies to various groups of public agencies.

  • Agency classification

    A classification system is used to guide how the Public Agencies Governance Framework applies to various groups of public agencies.

  • Agency creation

    Establishing a public agency is based on a standardized process.

  • Agency definition

    The term public agency is defined in both the Public Agencies Governance Framework and the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act.

  • Agency dissolution

    The dissolution process will differ based on each situation and the type of public agency.

  • Agency review

    Public agencies will undergo regular review processes.

  • Board and director evaluation

    Evaluation contributes to an effective board by identifying strengths, achievements and areas for improvement.

  • Code of conduct

    A code of conduct provides a framework to guide ethical conduct and reflects the key values of the public agency and the public it serves.

  • Committees

    Committees are a necessary governance tool for public agencies.

  • Governance resources

    Websites and other publications for groups involved in public agency governance.

  • Government representatives on boards

    Government representatives can be used to bring skills, knowledge and experience to help a public agency meet its mandate.

  • Mandates and roles

    Public agencies are required to clearly articulate roles and responsibilities.

  • Orientation and education

    Orientation and ongoing learning help public agencies develop good governance practices.

  • Recruitment and appointments

    Making sure the best people are appointed to serve as agency directors is critical to good governance.

  • Remuneration

    Policies and best practices for compensating public agency directors for their services and expenses.

  • Term Limits

    Fixed terms are a tool to promote balance between renewal and experience on public agency boards.


The Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act (APAGA) sets out governance policies to support continuous improvement in governance accountability and transparency for Alberta's public agencies.

The APAGA builds on the policies set out in the Public Agencies Governance Framework (PDF, 286 KB), which was adopted by Cabinet in January 2008.

The policies listed on these pages include those in APAGA and the Framework.