Definitions for the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal's Website:
“appeal record” the appeal record for the Tribunal is initially comprised of the Notice of Appeal and the record of the ministry decision. As the appeal progresses, it also includes submissions, any new information admitted into evidence at the hearing, and the panel's decision.
“appellant” means a person who commences an appeal under section 21 of the Employment and Assistance Act;
“business day” means a day other than Saturday, Sunday, or a statutory holiday;
“independent” the activities of the Tribunal are separate and operate at “arms length” from both ministries;
“members” means a member of the Tribunal appointed by the Minister of Social Development under section 19(2)(c) of the act;
“minister” means the Minister of Social Development or the Minister of Children and Family Development, depending on context;
“ministry” means the Ministry of Social Development or the Ministry of Children and Family Development, depending on context;
“Notice of Appeal” means the appeal form specified by the minister that must be submitted to the Tribunal in order to commence an appeal;
“oral hearing” means a hearing that is conducted in the presence of the parties and the panel members or by teleconference;
“panel” means the member(s) designated by the Tribunal Chair under section 22(1) of the Employment and Assistance Act to hear an appeal;
“panel chair” means the chair of a panel designated under section 22(2) of the Employment and Assistance Act;
“party” means, in relation to an appeal to the Tribunal, the appellant
and/or the minister whose decision is under appeal;
“reconsideration decision” means the final ministry decision pertaining to the initial request and is the decision appealed to the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal;
“record of the ministry decision” means the information and records that were before the minister when the reconsideration decision under appeal was made;
“representative” means an agent, lawyer, or advocate representing a party during an appeal;
“Tribunal” means the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal established under s. 19(1) of the Employment and Assistance Act;
“Tribunal Chair” means the chair of the Tribunal appointed under section 19(2)(a) of the Employment and Assistance Act;
“witness” means a person who provides evidence at a hearing;
“written hearing” means a hearing that is conducted through the submission of written evidence and written argument.
The definitions in the Employment and Assistance Act, the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act and the Child Care Subsidy Act and their respective regulations apply equally to the terms used in the website.