Public agency governance policies

Find information on the policies that ensure accountability and transparency at Alberta’s public agencies.

Services and information

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

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

Establishing a public agency is based on a standardized process.

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

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

Public agencies will undergo regular review processes.

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

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 are a necessary governance tool for public agencies.

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

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

Public agencies are required to clearly articulate roles and responsibilities.

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

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

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

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

Overview

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.