Call for Delegates: ENGO Sector Members, AOPA Policy Advisory Group

ENGO Sector Members (2)
AOPA Policy Advisory Group
Application Deadline: 
9 Feb 2015

The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a multi-stakeholder body for policy issues related to the effective delivery of theAgricultural Operation Practices Act. The Policy Advisory Group was established under a May 2006 memorandum of understanding between Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Natural Resources Conservation Board. It is responsible for:

  • Reviewing regulatory philosophy and policy
  • Developing and promoting appropriate or necessary legislative and regulatory change
  • Evaluating and recommending improvements to processes and procedures
  • Reviewing current issues

The Policy Advisory Group is accountable to the deputy ministers of both ministries. Members are designated by each sector and are appointed by ministerial order.

AOPA Policy Advisory Group Terms of Reference (PDF)

Time Commitment: 

 The Policy Advisory Group meets twice per year. PAG members
are also requested to review documents as needed between meetings.

ENGO sector members should also be prepared to periodically meet with and report to the AEN Agriculture Caucus, and the general AEN membership.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

Travel expenses and per diems are available for service on this group.

Selection Criteria: 
  1. Representative of an Alberta-based ENGO and AEN member in good standing;
  2. General understanding of AOPA and administrative policy;
  3. Multi-stakeholder committee experience and commitment to cross-sector relationship building;
  4. Willingness to network with the AEN Agriculture Caucus and other interested ENGOs;
  5. Record of filing submissions or publications on CFO issues.
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to [email protected] by February 9, 2015 providing:

  1. Your contact information;
  2. The name of the AEN member group which you will represent;
  3. A description of your background, abilities and interests, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria;
  4. A description of your direct agriculture experience, if any.