Advisory Capacity

Along with its role as an Appeal Board, the SSAB has a mandate to advise and make recommendations to the Minister about social services in the programs specifically noted in The Social Services Appeal Board Act.

The board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss issues that arise out of the hearings. It makes recommendations to the Minister about particular patterns or issues of concern have arisen out of the hearings.

The board also produces an annual report which contains statistical information on appeal activity, a summary of the board’s recommendations and selected sample appeal summaries.