Agencies, boards, committees and commissions are each governed by an establishing document. To maintain consistency, City Council has approved basic standards regarding establishment, reporting, appointment and recruitment, as follows:


(Acts are available from Alberta Queen's Printer)

  • The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (applies to all city boards)
  • The Municipal Government Act (most city boards are established under this act)

Bylaws and Other Establishing Documents

18155 Council Procedures Bylaw
C18156 Council Committees Bylaw

See the list of agencies, boards, committees and commissions to access agency pages and links to establishing documents (where available).

City Policy

Procedure - Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions
C575D - Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions, which includes subjects such as:

  • Guidelines respecting the creation, powers and duties of City Agencies
  • Duties of Members, Chairs and Responsibilities of City Manager
  • General Appointment Guidelines
    • Councillors, Quasi-Judicial Board Chairs, Externally-Nominated Representatives
  • External Agency Appointments
  • Recruitment and Selection Process Guidelines
  • Recognition, Expenses and Remuneration
  • Agency Classifications
  • Summary of Evaluation for Members Eligible for Reappointment

Council Resolution

Ethical Guidelines for Citizens Who Serve on City Boards, Agencies and Committees