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Alberta Regulation 45/2004
Traffic Safety Act
OPERATOR LICENSING AND VEHICLE CONTROL 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 16, 2004
Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 8/04) on March 2, 2004 pursuant to 
sections 64 and 116 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
1   The Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 
320/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(j) is repealed and the following is substituted:
	(j)	"for hire" with respect to a vehicle, means that the vehicle 
owner or operator, or the operator's employer, is being paid 
for the service that the vehicle is being used to provide, but 
for the purposes of sections 23 and 25, a motor vehicle is not 
"for hire" when the operator drives a private passenger 
vehicle for the transportation of passengers on an incidental 
or occasional basis and receives compensation in respect of 
the transportation of those passengers only in one or more of 
the following forms:
	(A)	as payment for the kilometers travelled at a rate not 
exceeding the limit of tax-exempt allowance paid by 
employers to employees as prescribed in section 7306 
of the Income Tax Regulations of Canada (CRC chapter 
945);
	(B)	as straight reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses 
directly related to the transportation, including, without 
limitation, gas, parking, gate passes and tolls;
	(C)	in a case where the operator is party to an agreement to 
provide transportation to only the operator's family 
members, members of the operator's household or 
persons for whom the operator is a legal guardian, as 
compensation only to provide transportation to those 
persons;



 
Alberta Regulation 46/2004
Income and Employment Supports Act
RECOVERY REGULATION
Filed: March 16, 2004
Made by the Minister of Alberta Human Resources and Employment (M.O. 6/04) on 
February 26, 2004 pursuant to section 42(2) of the Income and Employment Supports 
Act. 
Recovery
1(1)  The maximum deduction that the Director may make from 
further assistance for which a person is eligible under the Act, the 
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act or any other 
enactment or program under the Minister's responsibility, to recover 
an amount owing under section 38 of the Act, is 10% of
	(a)	the core income support payments of the household unit,
	(b)	assistance under the Assured Income for the Severely 
Handicapped Act, or
	(c)	assistance provided under any other enactment or program 
under the Minister's responsibility.
(2)  The Director may reduce the amount to be recovered to a 
minimum of $1 per month.
Assistance
2   For the purposes of section 35(1)(a) of the Act, the assistance is
	(a)	any supplementary income support payment,
	(b)	any health or training benefits provided under Part 2 of the 
Act, or
	(c)	any health benefit provided under the Assured Income for the 
Severely Handicapped Act.
Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2010.
Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on the day Part 6 of the Income 
and Employment Supports Act comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 47/2004
Local Authorities Election Act
EDMONTON ELECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 101/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to section 160 of the Local Authorities Election Act. 
1   The Edmonton Election Regulation (AR 92/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 1:
Delegation of certain powers and duties by returning officer
1.1   The returning officer may delegate all or any of the powers 
conferred and the duties imposed on the returning officer by the 
Act to a deputy designated for that purpose, other than the duties 
imposed by section 14(1)(a), (b), (e), (g) and (h) of the Act.

3   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Single ballot for all offices
3   Notwithstanding section 42(1) of the Act, a single ballot card 
may be used for all the offices referred to in that subsection.
Allowance of separate ballot boxes per ward
3.1(1)  Notwithstanding section 75(2) of the Act, the presiding 
deputy may maintain
	(a)	separate ballot boxes, covering all the elected 
authorities, for each ward, or
	(b)	one electronic ballot box, covering all the elected 
authorities, for all the wards.
(2)  In subsection (1)(b), "electronic ballot box" means a data 
storage device that is approved by the returning officer as suitable 
for the purpose of facilitating the counting of votes accurately by 
electronic means in the election and, to the extent that provisions of 
the Act deal with ballot boxes that have physical dimensions, those 
provisions are to be treated as adapted, if possible, to the returning 
officer's satisfaction, to take account of the electronic (rather than 
physical) format of the ballot box and, if any provision is not 
capable of adaptation to the electronic format, it is to be treated as 
not existing for the purposes of the election.
Audio ballot system for blind electors in advance votes
3.2   Section 75 of the Act is to be treated as changed
	(a)	in subsection (3) by deleting clauses (a) and (b)  and 
inserting the following exceptions instead:
	(c)	a touch screen voting system approved by the 
returning officer may be used with respect to 
sighted electors, and
	(d)	subsections (4) to (7) apply with respect to electors 
incapacitated by blindness.
	(b)	by inserting the following after subsection (3):
(4)  In subsections (5) to (7), "prescribed audio ballot 
voting system" means the audio ballot feature option of the 
electronic voting system, consisting of audio voting 
instructions, confirmation of votes cast and 
Braille-embossed voting buttons, that is in use by the City 
of Edmonton in the format current at the time of the 
advance vote.
(5)  The deputy may use the prescribed audio ballot voting 
system for a blind elector at an advance voting station, 
instead of the voting method provided for in section 78 of 
the Act, provided that the requirements of subsections (6) 
and (7) are met.
(6)  The notice required by section 74(1) of the Act must 
include a statement that, in effect, the prescribed audio 
ballot voting system will be available for the use of blind 
electors in and only in the advance vote and at and only at 
advance voting stations, and not at all on election day.
(7)  If the prescribed audio ballot voting system is used, 
there may be added to Form 12 of the Local Authorities 
Election Forms Regulation (AR 378/2003) (prescribed with 
reference to section 76 of the Act) the following statement:
	?	I will be unable to vote independently without 
using the prescribed audio ballot voting system.
(8)  If the prescribed audio ballot voting system is used, 
section 78 of the Act, to the extent that that section applies 
with regard to voting at an advance voting station by an 
elector incapacitated by blindness, is deemed to read as 
consisting only of subsections (5.1) and (6) of that section 
preceded by the following subsection:
Blind elector at advance voting station
78(2)  The deputy shall not allow a blind elector to use 
the prescribed audio ballot voting system at the advance 
vote until the elector has made the prescribed statement.
Deadline for application for special ballot
3.3   Notwithstanding section 77.1(2) of the Act, an application for 
a special ballot may be made only up until 4:30 p.m. on election 
day.
List of electors with special ballot forms
3.4   Notwithstanding section 77.1(4) of the Act, the requirements 
of that subsection are satisfied if
	(a)	the deputy makes available the names and addresses 
referred to in that subsection, or
	(b)	the returning officer or deputy provides access to the 
candidate or the candidate's agent, whether or not in the 
voting substation, to a computerized web site that
	(i)	is secure and accessible only on a password 
protected basis, and
	(ii)	shows those names and addresses.
Recounting
3.5   Section 84(2) of the Act is to be treated as changed by 
treating clause (c)(iv) as deleted where a touch screen voting 
system or a prescribed audio ballot voting system referred to in 
section 75(4) (as contained in section 3.2) is used.



 
Alberta Regulation 48/2004
Municipal Government Act
PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA FOR OFF-SITE LEVIES REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 103/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to section 694 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "levy" means an off-site levy referred to in 
section 2.
Application generally
2   A municipality, in establishing an off-site levy for the purposes of 
Division 6 of Part 17 of the Act, shall apply the principles and criteria 
specified in section 3.
Principles and criteria specifically
3(1)  In determining the levy costs, the municipality is to retain the 
flexibility to negotiate the levy in good faith and in a manner that 
recognizes the unique or special circumstances of the municipality.
(2)  There is to be full and open disclosure of all levy costs and 
payments.
(3)  There is a shared responsibility between the municipality and 
developers for addressing and defining existing and future 
infrastructure requirements and all beneficiaries of development are to 
be given the opportunity to participate in the cost of providing and 
installing infrastructure in the municipality on an equitable basis 
related to the degree of benefit.
(4)  Where necessary and practicable, the municipality is to coordinate 
infrastructure provisions and services with neighbouring 
municipalities.
(5)  There is to be a correlation between the levy and the impacts of 
new development.


(6)  The methodology for determining the levy is to be consistent 
across the municipality, while recognizing variations among 
infrastructure types.
(7)  The method of calculation for the levy is to be clear.
(8)  The information used to calculate the levy is to be kept current.
(9)  The calculation of the levy is to include, but is not limited to,
	(a)	a description of the specific infrastructure facilities,
	(b)	a description of the benefiting areas,
	(c)	supporting technical data and analysis, and
	(d)	estimated costs and mechanisms to address cost increases 
over time.
(10)  Calculation of the levy is to be determined in consultation with 
affected landowners and developers.
(11)  The levy is subject to annual reporting requirements.
Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2011.


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Alberta Regulation 49/2004
Government Organization Act
CALGARY RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT AREA 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 106/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to Schedule 5, section 4 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Calgary Restricted Development Area Regulations 
(AR 212/76) are amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4(2) is amended by striking out "is lively to cause" 
and substituting "is likely to cause".

3   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing 
land located in Township 24, Range 2, West of the Fifth 
Meridian, is amended by striking out
Sections 32 and 33 -		Plans 9010214 showing survey for descriptive 
purposes of a right-of-way for a 
Transportation/Utility Corridor and Plan 
8211321
and substituting
Sections 32 and 33 -		Plans 9010214 and 0313106 showing survey 
for descriptive purposes of a right-of-way for 
a Transportation/Utility Corridor and Plan 
8211321

4   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing 
land located in Township 25, Range 1, West of the Fifth 
Meridian, is amended
	(a)	by striking out
Section 33 -	Plan 8910854 showing survey for 
descriptive purposes of a right-of-way 
for a Transportation/Utility Corridor
		and substituting
Section 33 -	Plan 8910854 showing survey for 
descriptive purposes of a right-of-way 
for a Transportation/Utility Corridor 
EXCEPTING THEREOUT 
Plan 0312879
	(b)	by striking out
Section 34 -	Plan 8910854 showing survey for 
descriptive purposes of a right-of-way 
for a Transportation/Utility Corridor 
EXCEPTING THEREOUT 
Plan 0310857
		and substituting
Section 34 -	Plans 8910854 and 0312800 showing 
survey for descriptive purposes of a 
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility 
Corridor 
EXCEPTING THEREOUT 
Plan 0310857

5   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing 
land located in Township 25, Range 2, West of the Fifth 
Meridian, is amended by striking out
Sections 24 and 25 -	Plan 8911266 showing survey for descriptive 
purposes of a right-of-way for a 
Transportation/Utility Corridor 
EXCEPTING THEREOUT 
Plan 9612422 within the north half of section 
24
and substituting
Sections 24 and 25 -	Plan 8911266 showing survey for descriptive 
purposes of a right-of-way for a 
Transportation/Utility Corridor and that 
portion of Block 1 in the north-east and 
north-west quarter of section 24 on Plan 
8311619 which lies north of the 
Transportation/Utility Corridor right-of-way 
on Plan 8911266 
EXCEPTING THEREOUT 
Plan 9612422 within the north half of section 
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Alberta Regulation 50/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 111/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to sections 33, 34 and 35 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
The Athabasca University Governing Council
	2	Continuation of governing council
	3	Composition
	4	Term of office and vacancy
	5	Termination
	6	Powers and duties
	7	Degree granting ceremonies
	8	Sections not applicable
The Athabasca University Academic Council
	9	Continuation of academic council
	10	Composition
	11	Term of office
	12	Vacancy
	13	Powers and duties
	14	Additional powers and duties
Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force
	15	Repeal
	16	Expiry
	17	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"academic council" means The Athabasca University 
Academic Council established under section 9 of this 
Regulation;
	(b)	"Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(c)	"Athabasca University" means the university by that name 
established under section 3 of the Act or under the 
corresponding provision of a predecessor to the Act;
	(d)	"governing council" means The Athabasca University 
Governing Council continued under section 2 of this 
Regulation;
	(e)	"student" means a person enrolled at Athabasca University;
	(f)	"tutor" means a part-time employee of the governing council 
who provides tutorial services to students.
The Athabasca University Governing Council
Continuation of governing council
2   The corporation with the name "The Athabasca University 
Governing Council" is continued as the governing authority of 
Athabasca University.
Composition
3(1)  The governing council consists of the following members:
	(a)	a person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as 
chair of the governing council;
	(b)	the president of Athabasca University;
	(c)	the following members appointed by the Minister:
	(i)	2 members of the academic staff of Athabasca 
University, one nominated by the academic council and 
one nominated by the academic staff association;
	(ii)	one member of the non-academic staff of Athabasca 
University nominated by the non-academic staff;
	(iii)	one tutor nominated by the organization representing 
tutors;
	(iv)	2 students nominated by the council of the students 
association;
	(v)	one graduate student nominated by the graduate 
students;
	(d)	not more than 8 members representative of the general public 
appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(2)  In addition to the members of the governing council referred to in 
subsection (1),
	(a)	the Minister may appoint as a member of the governing 
council one person who is an alumnus of Athabasca 
University and who is named in a resolution of the governing 
council requesting the appointment;
	(b)	the Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint up to 2 
members representative of the general public if requested to 
do so by a resolution of the governing council.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person who is a member of the 
governing council at the time this Regulation comes into force 
continues to hold office until the member's term expires and may be 
reappointed in accordance with this Regulation.
Term of office and vacancy
4(1)  A person appointed as a member of the governing council under 
section 3(1)(a), (c) or (d) or (2)
	(a)	holds office for a term not exceeding 3 years as set out in the 
appointment, and
	(b)	continues to hold office after the expiry of the person's term 
of office until the person is reappointed, a successor is 
appointed or a period of 3 months has elapsed, whichever 
occurs first.
(2)  A member of the governing council appointed under section 
3(1)(c) or (d) or (2) is eligible for reappointment for a 2nd term, but 
not for a further term until a period of 3 years following the member's 
2nd term has expired.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2),
	(a)	the chair is always eligible for reappointment on the 
conclusion of the chair's term of office, and
	(b)	an appointed member of the governing council is eligible for 
appointment as chair though the member has, at the time of 
the member's appointment, concluded 2 terms as a member 
of the governing council.
(4)  Where the governing council advises the Minister that a member 
appointed under section 3(1)(c) or (2)(a) is for any reason no longer 
capable of acting as a member or of fulfilling the duties of a member, 
the Minister may terminate the appointment of the member.
(5)  Where the governing council advises the Lieutenant Governor in 
Council that a member appointed under section 3(1)(a) or (d) or (2)(b) 
is for any reason no longer capable of acting as a member or of 
fulfilling the duties of a member, the Lieutenant Governor in Council 
may terminate the appointment of the member.
(6)  The Minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council, as the case 
may be, may fill a vacancy on the governing council by appointing a 
person as a member to serve the balance of the unexpired term of 
office of the former member and an appointment for such service is not 
considered a term of office for the purposes of subsection (2).
Termination
5(1)  The term of office of a member of the governing council 
terminates when
	(a)	in the case of a person appointed under section 3(1)(c)(iv) or 
(v), that person ceases to be a student or graduate student, 
respectively;
	(b)	in the case of a person who is a member of the non-academic 
staff, that person ceases to be a member of the non-academic 
staff;
	(c)	in the case of a person who is a member of the academic 
staff, that person ceases to be a member of the academic 
staff;
	(d)	in the case of a person who is a tutor, that person ceases to be 
a member of the tutorial staff.
(2)  If a person resigns from membership on the governing council, the 
person's appointment as a member of the governing council terminates 
on the effective date specified in the resignation or, if no effective date 
is specified, on the date the governing council receives the resignation.
Powers and duties
6   The governing council is empowered to exercise the powers and 
perform the duties of a board under the Act.
Degree granting ceremonies
7   The chair of the governing council shall preside over all 
degree-granting ceremonies of Athabasca University and shall confer 
all honorary degrees.
Sections not applicable
8   Except as provided for in sections 6 and 7 of this Regulation, 
sections 6 to 15, 16(3), 23 to 25, 27, 28, 29(2), 30(a), 56 and 57 of the 
Act do not apply to Athabasca University.
The Athabasca University Academic Council
Continuation of academic council
9   A body with the name "The Athabasca University Academic 
Council" is established pursuant to section 34 of the Act.
Composition
10(1)  The academic council consists of the following members:
	(a)	the president of Athabasca University, who is the chair;
	(b)	the vice-president (academic) of Athabasca University, who 
is the vice-chair;
	(c)	the associate vice-president (academic) of Athabasca 
University;
	(d)	the registrar;
	(e)	the director of library services;
	(f)	one person appointed by the governing council from among 
its own members who are appointed by the Lieutenant 
Governor in Council under section 3(1)(d) or (2)(b);
	(g)	the following members appointed by The Athabasca 
University Academic Council:
	(i)	one member of the academic staff for each academic 
centre, nominated by the respective academic centre;
	(ii)	3 members of the academic staff nominated by the 
academic staff;
	(iii)	one tutor nominated by the organization representing 
tutors;
	(iv)	one student nominated by the students association;
	(v)	one graduate student nominated by the graduate 
students;
	(vi)	2 members, each nominated by the professional staff or 
the excluded professional staff, or both;
	(vii)	one person who is an alumnus of Athabasca University 
nominated by the Athabasca University Alumni 
Association.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person who is a member of the 
academic council at the time this Regulation comes into force 
continues to hold office until the member's term expires and may be 
reappointed in accordance with this Regulation.
Term of office
11   A person appointed as a member of the academic council under 
section 10(1)(f) or (g)
	(a)	holds office for a term not exceeding 2 years as set out in the 
appointment, and
	(b)	continues to hold office after the expiry of the person's term 
of office until the person is reappointed, a successor is 
appointed or a period of 3 months has elapsed, whichever 
occurs first.
Vacancy
12   A vacancy on the academic council may be filled by the 
appointment, in accordance with the following, of a person as a 
member to serve the balance of the unexpired term of office of the 
former member and an appointment for such service is not considered 
a term of office for the purposes of section 11:
	(a)	where the former member was appointed under section 
10(1)(f), the appointment of the person to fill the vacancy 
must be made in accordance with section 10(1)(f);
	(b)	where the former member was appointed under section 
10(1)(g), the person who is appointed to fill the vacancy must 
be appointed from a person or persons who are nominated by 
the same body that nominated the former member.
Powers and duties
13   The academic council is empowered to exercise the powers and 
perform the duties of a general facilities council under the Act.
Additional powers and duties
14(1)  Subject to the authority of the governing council, the academic 
council is responsible for the academic affairs of Athabasca University 
and in particular, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the 
academic council is authorized to
	(a)	recommend to the governing council the establishment of 
program areas, faculties, schools, departments, centres, chairs 
and courses of instruction at Athabasca University in any 
subject that the academic council thinks fit;
	(b)	provide for the granting and conferring, at the graduate and 
undergraduate level, of certificates, degrees, diplomas and 
other credentials that may be established from time to time, 
and student awards and scholarships;
	(c)	determine the programs of study in any branch of learning or 
instruction in which a program area is established;
	(d)	appoint the examiners for examinations in a program area, 
conduct the examinations, and determine the results of the 
examinations;
	(e)	determine the conditions under which a student must 
withdraw from or may continue a program of studies in a 
program area;
	(f)	determine all courses of study that are not part of a program 
area and that are to be offered by Athabasca University for 
credit toward the requirements for any certificate, degree, 
diploma or other credential;
	(g)	determine the general specifications and requirements for all 
courses and other instruction in each program area;
	(h)	hear and determine appeals from the academic decisions of 
Athabasca University officers or agencies on application, 
request or petition by students and others;
	(i)	consider all matters submitted to it by any program area and 
communicate its opinion or action on that matter to the 
program area.
(2)  The academic council shall establish its own operating procedures.
(3)  The academic council may require any information and reports 
that it considers necessary in the pursuit of its role and responsibilities.
(4)  The academic council may establish any subcommittees it deems 
necessary and may delegate its authority only to a subcommittee, 
group or person.
Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force
Repeal
15   The Athabasca University Regulation (Order in Council No. 
434/78) is repealed.
Expiry
16   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on January 31, 2011.
Coming into force
17   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 
124 of the Act comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 51/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
APPROVAL OF PROGRAMS OF STUDY REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 112/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to sections 45, 105, 106, 109 and 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Approval of Programs of Study
	2	Power to approve proposal re program of study
Approval of Degree Programs  
and Review by Council
	3	Referral to Council of degree program
	4	Council review of degree program
	5	Approval of degree program
	6	Approval of degree program by Lieutenant Governor in Council
	7	Duty to establish conditions and standards
Monitoring Role of Council
	8	Obtaining reports and advice
	9	Duty to ensure compliance
	10	Recommendation to rescind approval
	11	Order of Lieutenant Governor in Council
Other Programs
	12	Programs under s45(2) of Act
	13	Degree in divinity
	14	Non-resident institutions
Expiry and Coming into Force
	15	Expiry
	16	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(b)	"Council" means the Campus Alberta Quality Council 
established under the Act;
	(c)	"degree program" means a program of study that leads to the 
granting of a degree.
Approval of Programs of Study
Power to approve proposal re program of study
2   The Minister may approve any proposal to establish, extend, 
expand, reduce, terminate or transfer a program of study offered or to 
be offered by the board of a public post-secondary institution.
Approval of Degree Programs  
and Review by Council
Referral to Council of degree program
3   The Minister may refer to the Council any proposed degree 
program that an institution proposes to offer in Alberta.
Council review of degree program
4(1)  The Council must review any degree program referred to it under 
section 3 to determine
	(a)	if the institution that proposes to offer the degree program 
meets the minimum organizational conditions as established 
by the Council for the offering of the program, and
	(b)	if the proposed degree program meets the standards of 
quality as established by the Council.
(2)  Where the Council determines that the institution meets the 
required conditions and that the proposed degree program meets the 
required standards of quality, the Council must recommend to the 
Minister that the degree program be approved.
(3)  Where the Council determines that the institution does not meet 
the required conditions or that the proposed degree program does not 
meet the required standards of quality, or both, the Council may 
recommend to the Minister that the degree program not be approved.
Approval of degree program
5   On receiving a recommendation under section 4,
	(a)	relating to a degree program that a private institution 
proposes to offer, the Minister may recommend to the 
Lieutenant Governor in Council that an order be made under 
section 6, or
	(b)	relating to a degree program that a public post-secondary 
institution proposes to offer, the Minister may approve the 
proposed degree program.
Approval of degree program by Lieutenant Governor in Council
6   On the recommendation of the Minister under section 5(a), the 
Lieutenant Governor in Council may by order
	(a)	approve a proposed degree program, and
	(b)	designate the private institution proposing to offer the 
approved degree program as an institution that may grant 
degrees in respect of the approved degree program.
Duty to establish conditions and standards
7   In order to carry out its functions under this Regulation, the Council 
shall
	(a)	establish the minimum organizational conditions referred to 
in section 4(1)(a), and
	(b)	establish the standards of quality referred to in section 
4(1)(b).
Monitoring Role of Council
Obtaining reports and advice
8   Where
	(a)	a degree program has been approved by the Private Colleges 
Accreditation Board,
	(b)	a degree program has been approved by the Minister for a 
public post-secondary institution, or
	(c)	the Minister requests it,
the Council may
	(d)	require a report from the governing body of a public 
post-secondary institution or a private institution on any 
matter relating to a proposed or approved degree program 
offered or to be offered by the institution, and
	(e)	appoint persons to provide advice and recommendations 
relating to the review and evaluation by the Council of a 
degree program under section 4 or 9.
Duty to ensure compliance
9   The Council may, on the referral to it of a matter by the Minister 
relating to an approved or proposed degree program or at any time on 
its own initiative, review and monitor any degree program to ensure 
compliance with the conditions and standards established under section 
7.
Recommendation to rescind approval
10(1)  Where the Council determines
	(a)	that an institution no longer meets the minimum 
organizational requirements referred to in section 7(a), or
	(b)	that an approved degree program that is being offered by an 
institution no longer meets the standards of quality referred 
to in section 7(b),
the Council may
	(c)	if the degree program is being offered by a private institution, 
recommend to the Minister that an order made under section 
6 be rescinded, or
	(d)	if the degree program is being offered by a public 
post-secondary institution, recommend to the Minister that 
the program be terminated.
(2)  On receiving a recommendation of the Council under subsection 
(1)(c) or where the Minister has reason to believe that a private 
institution has discontinued the offering of an approved degree 
program, the Minister may recommend to the Lieutenant Governor in 
Council that an order made under section 6 be rescinded.
(3)  On receiving a recommendation of the Council under subsection 
(1)(d), the Minister may terminate the degree program.
Order of Lieutenant Governor in Council
11   On the recommendation of the Minister under section 10(1)(c), 
the Lieutenant Governor in Council may by order rescind an order 
made under section 6.
Other Programs
Programs under s45(2) of Act
12   For the purposes of section 45(2) of the Act, the board of a 
vocational college must provide the following programs:
	(a)	academic upgrading programs;
	(b)	career entry programs with a duration of one year or less;
	(c)	where deemed necessary, any English as a second language 
program.
Degree in divinity
13(1)  Section 106(1) of the Act does not apply in respect of a degree 
in divinity that, in the opinion of the Minister, primarily prepares 
students for service in the work of a religious group.
(2)  A degree in divinity must be given a name that distinguishes it 
from an academic degree that is granted by an institution and has been 
approved under the Act.
Non-resident institutions
14(1)  An institution that is resident outside Alberta must submit to the 
Minister in the form required by the Minister a proposal to offer degree 
programs in Alberta.
(2)  The institution and any degree program that the institution 
proposes to offer in Alberta must be approved in accordance with the 
provisions of this Regulation that relate to the approval of degree 
programs.
Expiry and Coming into Force
Expiry
15   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on January 31, 2011.
Coming into force
16   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 
124 of the Act comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 52/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
PENSION VALIDATION REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 113/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to sections 69 and 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act.
2   For the purposes of section 69(3) of the Act, the following are the 
pensions validated by that section:
	(a)	the pension plan approved by the Senior Compensation 
Committee on behalf of The Governors of The University of 
Calgary on February 14, 2003;
	(b)	the pension plan approved by the Senior Compensation 
Committee on behalf of The Governors of The University of 
Calgary on November 26, 1999;
	(c)	the pension plan approved by the Senior Compensation 
Committee on behalf of The Governors of The University of 
Calgary on May 8, 1998;
	(d)	the pension plan approved by The Board of Governors of 
Fairview College by resolution dated January 17, 2002;
	(e)	the pension plan approved by the chair on behalf of The 
Board of Governors of Fairview College on July 16, 1987;
	(f)	the pension plan approved by the Executive Committee on 
behalf of the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta 
Institute of Technology on November 24, 2003;
	(g)	the pension plan approved by the Governance and Priorities 
Committee on behalf of the Board of Governors of the 
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology on September 18, 
2001;
	(h)	the pension plan approved by the Compensation Committee 
on behalf of The Board of Governors of Mount Royal 
College on May 27, 2002;
	(i)	the pension plan approved by Compensation Committee on 
behalf of The Board of Governors of Mount Royal College 
on December 13, 1999;
	(j)	the pension plan approved by the chair on behalf of The 
Board of Governors of Alberta College of Art and Design on 
February 11, 1999;
	(k)	the pension plan approved by The Governors of the 
University of Alberta by resolutions dated May 2, 1997 and 
June 25, 1999;
	(l)	the pension plan approved by The Governors of the 
University of Alberta by resolution dated March 14, 2003.
3   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 124 
of the Act comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 53/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
MODEL PROVISIONS REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 114/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to sections 87, 88, 92, 96 and 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
Rights Dispute Resolution
	2	Deemed provisions re rights dispute
Interest Dispute Resolution
	3	Deemed provisions re interest dispute
	4	Dispute re first agreement
General Provisions
	5	Arbitration Act not to apply
	6	Expiry
	7	Coming into force
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act.
Rights Dispute Resolution
Deemed provisions re rights dispute
2   Where an agreement referred to in section 87(1) or 96(2) of the Act 
does not contain procedures respecting the settlement of differences 
between parties arising from the interpretation, application or operation 
of an agreement, as the case may be, as contemplated by section 
87(3)(b), (4)(e) or (5)(d) or section 96(3)(b), the agreement is deemed 
to contain those of the following provisions in respect of which it is 
silent:
	(a)	if a difference arises as to the interpretation, application, 
operation or contravention or alleged contravention of this 
agreement or as to whether that difference can be the subject 
of arbitration, the parties agree to meet and attempt to resolve 
the difference;
	(b)	if the parties to this agreement are unable to resolve a 
difference referred to in clause (a), either party may notify 
the other in writing of its desire to submit the difference to 
arbitration;
	(c)	the notice referred to in clause (b) must
	(i)	contain a statement of the difference, and
	(ii)	specify the name of a person or a list of names of 
persons whom the party submitting the notice is willing 
to accept as the single arbitrator;
	(d)	on receipt of a notice referred to in clause (b), the party 
receiving the notice,
	(i)	if it accepts the person or one of the persons suggested 
to act as arbitrator, shall, within 7 days, notify the other 
party accordingly and the difference must be submitted 
to the arbitrator, or
	(ii)	if it does not accept any of the persons suggested to act 
as arbitrator, shall, within 7 days, notify the other party 
accordingly and send the name of a person or a list of 
names of persons it is willing to accept as the single 
arbitrator;
	(e)	if the parties are unable to agree on a person to act as the 
single arbitrator, either party may, in writing, request that the 
Minister appoint a single arbitrator;
	(f)	the arbitrator may, during the arbitration, proceed in the 
absence of any party or person who, after notice, fails to 
attend or fails to obtain an adjournment;
	(g)	the arbitrator shall inquire into the difference and issue an 
award in writing, and the award is final and binding on the 
parties and on every employee affected by it;
	(h)	the parties agree to share equally the expenses of the 
arbitrator;
	(i)	except as permitted under clause (j), the arbitrator shall not 
alter, amend or change the terms or conditions of this 
agreement;
	(j)	if the arbitrator by the arbitrator's award determines that an 
employee has been discharged or otherwise disciplined by an 
employer for cause and this agreement does not contain a 
specific penalty for the infraction that is the subject of the 
arbitration, the arbitrator may substitute any penalty for the 
discharge or discipline that the arbitrator considers just and 
reasonable in all the circumstances.
Interest Dispute Resolution
Deemed provisions re interest dispute
3   Where a dispute arises between a board and an academic staff 
association or between a board and a graduate students association in 
connection with the entering into, renewing or revising of an 
agreement or any part of an agreement referred to in section 87(1) or 
96(2) of the Act, and the agreement does not contain procedures 
necessary to resolve the dispute by compulsory binding arbitration, as 
contemplated by section 87(4)(g), (5)(e) or (7) or section 96(3)(c), the 
agreement is deemed to contain those of the following provisions in 
respect of which it is silent:
	(a)	either party to this agreement may notify the other party that 
it intends to submit outstanding matters to compulsory 
binding arbitration;
	(b)	within 7 days of a party being notified under clause (a), the 
parties to this agreement shall meet for the purpose of 
choosing an arbitrator, and if the parties are unable to agree  
on a person to act as the single arbitrator, either party may, in 
writing, request that the Minister appoint a single arbitrator;
	(c)	when an arbitrator has been selected pursuant to clause (b), 
the arbitrator shall require the parties to submit to the 
arbitrator within 10 days a document that identifies the 
matters in dispute;
	(d)	no person shall be appointed as an arbitrator if the person is 
directly affected by the dispute or has been involved in an 
attempt to negotiate or settle the dispute;
	(e)	the arbitrator shall determine the procedure to resolve the 
matters in dispute and
	(i)	may accept any oral or written evidence that the 
arbitrator considers proper, whether admissible in a 
court of law or not,
	(ii)	is not bound by the laws of evidence applicable to 
judicial proceedings,
	(iii)	may in any proceeding, award or decision correct any 
clerical mistake, error or omission,
	(iv)	may administer an oath to a person appearing before the 
arbitrator,
	(v)	may summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses in 
the same manner as a court of record in civil cases, and
	(vi)	may require any person to attend and produce any 
documents and things the arbitrator considers necessary 
for the purpose of resolving the matters in dispute;
	(f)	the parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the 
arbitrator;
	(g)	the arbitrator shall issue an award with respect to the matters 
in dispute and the award is binding on
	(i)	the board and the academic staff association or graduate 
students association, as the case may be, and
	(ii)	the academic staff members or the graduate students 
who are bound by the agreement and who are affected 
by the award;
	(h)	the arbitrator shall make an award within 30 days of the 
conclusion of proceedings before the arbitrator;
	(i)	any time limit set out in clauses (a) to (h) may be extended 
by the mutual agreement of the parties to this agreement.
Dispute re first agreement
4   The provisions of section 3 apply to the resolution of any dispute 
between a board and an academic staff association or graduate students 
association that arises out of the negotiation of the first agreement 
between the board and the academic staff association or graduate 
students association.
General Provisions
Arbitration Act not to apply
5   The Arbitration Act does not apply to a compulsory arbitration 
under the Act or this Regulation or any award resulting from it.
Expiry
6   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on January 31, 2011.
Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 124 
of the Act comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 54/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
LONG-RANGE PLANS AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSE 
DEFINITION REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 115/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to sections 121 and 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Primarily commercial purposes defined
Long-range Plans and Community Involvement
	3	Preparing long-range plans
	4	Consultation when preparing proposed plan
	5	Review of proposed plans
	6	Access to confirmed plans
	7	Confirmed amendments to plans
	8	Development must be in accordance with confirmed plan
	9	Comments on proposed development
	10	Notification concerns
Transitional Matters, Expiry and Coming into Force
	11	Existing developments unaffected
	12	Expiry
	13	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(b)	"confirmed plan" means a long-range plan and any 
amendment made to it, the contents of which the Minister 
confirms under section 5(2)(a) comply with this Regulation;
	(c)	"host municipality" means the municipality or municipalities 
in which university land is located;
	(d)	"long-range plan" means a long-range development and land 
use plan that complies with section 3;
	(e)	"notification area" means an area within 60 metres of a 
proposed development to which the Municipal Government 
Act does not apply;
	(f)	"university board" means the board of governors of a 
university;
	(g)	"university land" means land that is owned by or leased to a 
university board, other than land used for primarily 
commercial purposes.
Primarily commercial purposes defined
2   For the purposes of section 121(5) of the Act and this Regulation, 
"primarily commercial purposes" means purposes that do not include 
or are not intended to include, in whole or in part, the advancement or 
support of the educational, research or ancillary needs of
	(a)		a university,
	(b)	the academic staff or non-academic staff of a university, or
	(c)	the students of a university.
Long-range Plans and  
Community Involvement
Preparing long-range plans
3(1)  At the time or times directed by the Minister, a university board 
must prepare and send to the Minister a proposed long-range plan for 
university land.
(2)  The proposed plan must describe university land in graphic form, 
with an accompanying text describing, in general terms, the current 
and any future substantial development proposed for university land.
(3)  The proposed plan must include, with respect to any substantial 
development proposed to be undertaken on university land,
	(a)		a description of the protocols that the university board will 
follow to notify owners of land within the relevant 
notification area, and the host municipality, of a proposed 
substantial development,
	(b)	how any comments and suggestions made by the owners and 
the host municipality are to be communicated to the 
university board, and
	(c)	a description of the process the university board will use to 
respond to comments and suggestions received from the 
owners and the host municipality about the proposed 
substantial development.
(4)  The proposed long-range plan may include notification protocols 
that must be followed if an amendment to a confirmed long-range plan 
is required to permit a specific development, which must include 
protocols for the amendment process dealing with the matters referred 
to in subsection (3)(a) to (c).
(5)  The university board must maintain a record of the comments and 
suggestions it receives about its proposed long-range plan and its 
response, both of which must be provided to the Minister if the 
Minister so requests.
Consultation when preparing proposed plan
4(1)  Before sending its proposed long-range plan to the Minister, the 
university board must provide
	(a)	the owners of land within 60 metres of university land, and
	(b)	the host municipality
with a reasonable opportunity to review the proposed plan and 
communicate with the university board about the proposals in it.
(2)  The university board must advertise in a newspaper circulating in 
the area or areas in which university land is located notifying the 
public of its opportunity to view the proposed long-range plan and 
make comments about it.
(3)  After considering any comments and suggestions received by it, 
the university board may amend the plan before sending it to the 
Minister.
Review of proposed plans
5(1)  On receipt of a proposed long-range plan, the Minister must 
review it to ensure that its contents comply with this Regulation.
(2)  The Minister may
	(a)	confirm to the university board that the contents of the 
proposed long-range plan comply with this Regulation, or
	(b)	return the proposed plan to the university board with 
recommendations for change or further consideration.
(3)  As soon as the university board has considered the Minister's 
recommendations, the university board must send the proposed plan to 
the Minister for further review under subsection (1).
Access to confirmed plans
6   The university board must
	(a)	send to the host municipality a copy of its confirmed 
long-range plan, and
	(b)	make copies of the confirmed plan readily available for 
public inspection.
Confirmed amendments to plans
7(1)  Subject to subsection (3), a university board may amend its 
confirmed long-range plan by
	(a)	following the process described in section 4, and
 	(b)	sending a copy of the proposed amendment to the Minister 
for review and confirmation under section 5(2)(a) that the 
contents of the amendment comply with this Regulation.
(2)  An amendment to a long-range plan referred to in subsection (1) 
does not come into effect until it has been confirmed by the Minister.
(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to amendments to a 
confirmed plan referred to in section 3(4), but a copy of those 
amendments must be sent to the Minister and the host municipality as 
soon as possible after they are adopted.
Development must be in accordance with confirmed plan
8   A development on university land must occur or be undertaken in 
accordance with the university board's confirmed long-range plan.
Comments on proposed development
9   In proceeding with a proposed development, a university board 
must consider, but is not bound by, the comments and suggestions 
received in response to the notification protocols established in its 
confirmed long-range plan.
Notification concerns
10(1)  An owner of land in the relevant notification area directly 
affected by a proposed substantial development or an owner of land in 
the notification area affected by an amendment proposed under section 
3(4), as the case may be, may, by notice in writing, request the 
Minister to review the notification process used by the university board 
if that person considers that the university board has not complied with 
the notification protocols described in its confirmed long-range plan.
(2)  On application under subsection (1), the Minister may
	(a)	request that information or further information be provided,
	(b)	request written submissions from any person, and
	(c)	compare the process undertaken by the university board with 
the notification protocols described in its confirmed 
long-range plan.
(3)  On completion of the review the Minister may, if the Minister 
considers that the process followed by the university board
	(a)	was not in substantial compliance with the notification 
protocols described in the confirmed long-range plan, direct, 
with or without recommendations, that a process be 
undertaken or repeated, or
	(b)	was in substantial compliance with the notification protocols 
described in the confirmed long-range plan, confirm that the 
process undertaken by the university board was satisfactory.
Transitional Matters, Expiry and  
Coming into Force
Existing developments unaffected
11   Nothing in this Regulation affects a development that exists or 
was commenced before this Regulation comes into force.
Expiry
12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on January 31, 2011.
Coming into force
13(1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on 
the date on which section 124 of the Act comes into force.
(2)  Section 8 comes into force on March 1, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 55/2004
Post-secondary Learning Act
PUBLIC POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS' TUITION 
FEES REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 116/2004) on March 17, 2004 
pursuant to section 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Definitions for Act purposes, etc.
	3	Application
	4	Surcharge for foreign students
	5	Fee increases
	6	Consultations
	7	Publication of information
	8	2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years
	9	Repeals
	10	Expiry
	11	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"academic year" means the academic year of the institution, 
as set or confirmed by notice in writing given by the Minister 
to the institution;
	(b)	"Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(c)	"apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program 
under and within the meaning of the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act;
	(d)	"board" means the board of governors of the institution;
	(e)	"Department" means the Department of the Government that 
is administered by the Minister;
	(f)	"distance delivery program" means a program of study in 
which
	(i)	all or most of the courses are delivered away from any 
permanent campus of the institution, and
	(ii)	the individuals undertaking the courses are not in direct 
contact with each other or with the instructor on a 
regular basis for all or most of the courses;
	(g)	"exempted individuals" means individuals to whom this 
Regulation does not apply by virtue of section 3;
	(h)	"exempted programs of study" means programs of study to 
which this Regulation does not apply by virtue of section 3;
	(i)	"fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the institution;
	(j)	"following year" means the following year referred to in 
section 61(2)(b) of the Act;
	(k)	"institution" means the public post-secondary institution, 
other than Banff Centre, in question;
	(l)	"off-campus cost recovery instruction" means instruction
	(i)	that is wholly or predominantly delivered away from 
any permanent campus of the institution, and
	(ii)	for which no Department funding is provided;
	(m)	"program" means a program of study other than an exempted 
program of study;
	(n)	"students" does not include exempted individuals;
	(o)	"students' council" means the council of a student 
organization;
	(p)	"third party contract" means a contract between a third party 
and a board for the delivery of a program to the clients of the 
third party with the third party funding the total cost for the 
delivery of the program to its clients.
Definitions for Act purposes, etc.
2   For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation,
	(a)	"Alberta Consumer Price Index" means the percentage 
amount, to one decimal point, obtained by taking the 
difference between the most current month of June consumer 
price index for Alberta and the previous year's month of June 
consumer price index for Alberta, as published by Statistics 
Canada, and dividing that amount by the previous year's 
month of June consumer price index for Alberta, and 
adjusting the result to a percentage basis;
	(b)	"net operating expenditures" means those expenditures that 
the Minister calculates and determines to be the total 
operating expenses reported in the institution's audited 
financial statements adjusted, however, to exclude those of 
the following expenses whose exclusion the Minister 
considers to be justified, namely
	(i)	expenses for
	(A)	off-campus cost recovery instruction where the 
instruction is not funded by the Department,
	(B)	third party contracts, and
	(C)	exempted programs of study and individuals,
	(ii)	expenses associated with the delivery of instructional 
activities not approved by the Minister,
	(iii)	expenses for ancillary services,
	(iv)	expenses associated with sponsored research activities, 
and
	(v)	expenses for activities that are not related to the delivery 
of programs;
	(c)	"revenue from tuition fees" means those revenues that the 
Minister calculates and determines to be the total revenues 
that derive from tuition fees, based on the institution's 
audited financial statements, adjusted, however, to exclude 
those of the following revenues whose exclusion the Minister 
considers to be justified, namely
	(i)	differential fees imposed on relevant students by reason 
of their not being Canadian citizens or permanent 
residents of Canada, and
	(ii)	fees from exempted programs of study and individuals;
	(d)	"tuition fees" means, except for section 8 of this Regulation,
	(i)	fees identified in the institution's calendar or in a 
supplement to its calendar as tuition fees or fees for 
instruction for programs, and
	(ii)	fees that are payable to complete programs, are 
approved by the board and are payable by students for 
materials and services that facilitate instruction, but 
excluding
	(A)	fees for equipment or materials that are retained or 
leased by students, and
	(B)	fees charged in respect of work placements or 
practicum experience where the persons or 
unincorporated bodies providing the experience or 
practicum do not receive funding from the 
Government in respect of it.
Application
3   Nothing in this Regulation or provided for under this Regulation 
applies to the following:
	(a)	the Banff Centre;
	(b)	distance delivery programs for individuals who do not reside 
in Alberta;
	(c)	apprenticeship programs.
Surcharge for foreign students
4   Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of 
Canada shall pay a minimum surcharge of 100% of the applicable fee 
for instruction for students residing in Alberta and any surcharge above 
the minimum is at the discretion of the board.
Fee increases
5   A board shall not increase tuition fees for an academic year, in 
comparison with the immediately preceding academic year, unless the 
increase complies with the following limits:
	(a)	in the case of an institution to which section 61(2)(b)(i) of the 
Act applies, the maximum allowable annual increase is such 
amount as results from an average for the institution on a per 
student basis of the previous year's maximum allowable 
annual increase as adjusted by the Alberta Consumer Price 
Index and as calculated in the manner determined by the 
Minister;
	(b)	in the case of an institution to which section 61(2)(b)(ii) of 
the Act applies, the maximum allowable annual increase is 
the Alberta Consumer Price Index plus 2%, to a minimum of 
0% and a maximum of 5% on an average for the institution 
on a per student basis calculated in the manner determined by 
the Minister.
Consultations
6(1)  A board shall
	(a)	provide to the institution's students' council each year a 
statement of anticipated tuition fee increases for a 4-year 
period,
	(b)	establish with the students' council a mechanism for holding 
consultations to discuss increases in tuition fees and to allow 
for ongoing input by that council to the budget process 
relative to the determination of tuition fees, and
	(c)	provide in such published format as the Minister directs the 
institution's tuition fees policies.
(2)  The consultation mechanism referred to in subsection (1)(b) must 
include, at least,
	(a)	an outline of the process for communications and the holding 
of consultations, and
	(b)	provide for at least 2 meetings per year.
Publication of information
7   A board shall publish annually, in the manner and at the time 
established by the Minister, its calculation of
	(a)	its revenue from tuition fees,
	(b)	its net operating expenditures, and
	(c)	the percentage of its revenue from tuition fees to its net 
operating expenditures.
2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years
8(1)  In this section, "tuition fees" means
	(a)	fees identified in a public post-secondary calendar or 
supplement as a tuition fee or a fee for a program, or
	(b)	a fee that is approved by a board, and is universally payable 
by all students enrolled in a program, including a computer 
use fee, library fee and materials fee.
(2)  Notwithstanding section 5, in the case of the 2004-2005 academic 
year, a board shall not increase tuition fees for the 2004-2005 
academic year unless the increase complies with the following limits:
	(a)	where the public post-secondary institution's revenue from 
tuition fees in its 2002-2003 fiscal year is equal to or less 
than 30% of its net operating expenditures in that fiscal year, 
the maximum allowable annual increase in tuition fees for 
that post-secondary institution is an average of $276 on a per 
student basis calculated in the manner determined by the 
Minister;
	(b)	where the public post-secondary institution's revenue from 
tuition fees in its 2002-2003 fiscal year exceeds 30% of its 
net operating expenditures in that fiscal year, the maximum 
allowable annual increase in tuition fees for that 
post-secondary institution is the Alberta Consumer Price 
Index plus 2%, to a minimum of 0% and a maximum of 5% 
on an average for the institution on a per student basis 
calculated in the manner determined by the Minister.
(3)  Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, in the case of the 
2003-2004 academic year, the tuition fees established for an institution 
that were in effect for the 2003-2004 academic year immediately 
before the coming into force of this Regulation continue to be in effect 
for that institution with respect to the 2003-2004 academic year.
Repeals
9   The Universities' Tuition Fee Regulation (AR 31/99), the 
Technical Institutes' Tuition Fee Regulation (AR 30/99) and the 
Colleges' Tuition Fee Regulation (AR 29/99) are repealed.
Expiry
10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on January 31, 2011.
Coming into force
11   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 124 of the Act.


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Alberta Regulation 56/2004
Wildlife Act
WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 17, 2004
Made by the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (M.O. 05/04) on March 
9, 2004 pursuant to sections 12, 23 and 103 of the Wildlife Act. 
1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Item 32 in Table 4 of Schedule 15 is amended in Column 
IV by striking out "Big Game Zone 3 except WMU 330. WMUs 
349, 357, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 524, 525, 527 and 537." 
and substituting "WMUs 524, 525 and 537.".

3   Item 33 in Table 4 of Schedule 15 is amended in Column 
IV by striking out "Big Game Zone 6.  WMUs 300, 302, 306, 308, 
316, 318, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 
430, 432, 434, 436, 437 and 438." and substituting "Big Game 
Zone 3 except WMU 330.  WMUs 349, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 
422, 426, 430, 432, 434, 436 and 527.".


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Alberta Regulation 57/2004
Charitable Fund-raising Act
CHARITABLE FUND-RAISING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 18, 2004
Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:003/2004) on March 15, 2004 
pursuant to section 57 of the Charitable Fund-raising Act. 
1   The Charitable Fund-raising Regulation (AR 108/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation.
2   Sections 6(1)(b) and 7(1)(b) are amended by striking out 
"annual income of" and substituting "contributions to".

3   Section 6(1)(b) is amended by striking out "was $100 000" 
and substituting "were $250 000".

4   Section 7(1)(b) is amended by striking out "was less than 
$100 000" and substituting "were less than $250 000".

5   Section 34 is amended by striking out "2005" and 
substituting "2007".

6   Sections 2, 3 and 4, as they apply to any particular 
charitable organization, apply only with respect to financial 
years commencing after December 31, 2003.


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Alberta Regulation 58/2004
Metis Settlements Act
METIS SETTLEMENTS SUBDIVISION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 22, 2004
Made by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on March 16, 
2004 pursuant to sections 107 and 240 of the Metis Settlements Act. 
1   The Metis Settlements Subdivision Regulation 
(AR 363/91) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Subdivision approving authority
5(1)  Each of the following settlement councils is the subdivision 
approving authority for its respective settlement:
	(a)	the settlement council for the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement;
	(b)	the settlement council for the East Prairie Metis Settlement;
	(c)	the settlement council for the Elizabeth Metis Settlement;
	(d)	the settlement council for the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement;
	(e)	the settlement council for the Gift Lake Metis Settlement;
	(f)	the settlement council for the Kikino Metis Settlement;
	(g)	the settlement council for the Paddle Prairie Metis 
Settlement;
	(h)	the settlement council for the Peavine Metis Settlement.
(2)  A settlement council that is a subdivision approving authority for 
a settlement may delegate the granting of subdivision approval in 
respect of that settlement to any  person or other body.
(3)  Where
	(a)	during the period of time that the Commissioner, as defined 
in the Metis Settlement Accord Implementation Act, was the 
subdivision approving authority a person made an application 
for approval to subdivide a parcel, but
	(b)	before the subdivision approving process that was 
commenced by that application was concluded the 
Commissioner was replaced by a settlement council referred 
to in subsection (1) as the subdivision approving authority,
that settlement council may, with respect to that application, 
continue and conclude that subdivision approving process.


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Alberta Regulation 59/2004
Income and Employment Supports Act
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING BENEFITS FOR PERSONS 
WITH DISABILITIES REGULATION
Filed: March 29, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 139/2004) on March 29, 2004 
pursuant to section 18 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Benefits
	3	Modification of worksite
	4	Assistive technologies
	5	Transitional
	6	Amends AR 315/83
	7	Expiry
	8	Coming into force
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Income and Employment Supports Act;
	(b)	"approved training program" means
	(i)	a program approved under section 20 of the Act, and
	(ii)	a program of study at a public post-secondary institution 
under the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(c)	"employment" means work that pays at least the minimum 
wage under the Employment Standards Code and includes 
comparable self-employment;
	(d)	"employment and training benefits" means employment and 
training benefits referred to in section 2(2);
	(e)	"person with a disability" means a person who demonstrates 
to the satisfaction of the Director that the person is limited in 
his or her ability to become employed, maintain employment 
or become self-employed because of a chronic or permanent 
physiological or psychological loss of function;
	(f)	"prepare for employment or self-employment" means 
participate in education, training or other activities that give a 
person with a disability the skills and knowledge to obtain 
employment or become self-employed.
(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a person is a resident of 
Alberta if the person makes his or her home and is ordinarily resident 
in Alberta and includes a person who is ordinarily resident in Alberta 
but is temporarily absent for education purposes.
Benefits
2(1)  The Director may provide employment and training benefits to or 
for a person with a disability who
	(a)	is in need of the benefits to overcome a barrier or barriers 
created by the disability,
	(b)	is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
	(c)	is in or has been accepted into an approved training program, 
or is seeking employment, is employed, has an employment 
opportunity, or is self-employed, and
	(d)	at the time of application for the benefits,
	(i)	is a resident of Alberta, or
	(ii)	is ordinarily resident in another province or territory of 
Canada and is temporarily resident in Alberta for 
education purposes and, in the opinion of the Director, 
has accessed all available employment and training 
benefits from the province in which he or she is 
ordinarily resident.
(2)  Employment and training benefits include the following:
	(a)	educational supports, including but not limited to, 
interpreters, computer assisted transcription, tutors, academic 
strategists, readers and student assistants;
	(b)	workplace supports, including but not limited to, worksite 
modifications, vehicle modifications and on the job supports;
	(c)	job search supports, including but not limited to, interpreters, 
specialized software and technical devices;
	(d)	any other benefit that would enable a person with a disability 
to overcome a barrier created by the disability to prepare for 
employment or self-employment or to maintain employment.
(3)  Employment and training benefits must be provided
	(a)	in accordance with the training or employment requirements 
of the person with a disability, and
	(b)	consistent with a plan agreed on by the Director and the 
person with a disability.
(4)  The Director may provide assistance to a person with a disability 
for continued enrolment in an education program at a university, public 
college or technical institute if
	(a)	the person with a disability is, in the opinion of the Director, 
financially eligible, and
	(b)	the person with a disability has exhausted his or her 
eligibility for student loans under the Student Financial 
Assistance Act.
Modification of worksite
3(1)  In this section, "disabled employee" means an employee who is a 
person with a disability.
(2)  The Director, in consultation with the employer and an existing or 
potential disabled employee, may determine that a worksite requires 
modification related to the barrier created by the disability to permit 
the employee to carry out the duties described in his or her job 
description.
(3)  Where the Director makes a determination under subsection (2), 
the benefit that may be provided to the employer under this section 
shall consist of up to 50% of the cost of the modifications, not to 
exceed $10 000 per disabled employee, to a maximum of $40 000 per 
worksite.
Assistive technologies
4   The Director may provide assistive technologies in any amount or 
value determined by the Director to educational institutions or training 
providers to enable the persons with disabilities to access education 
and training.
Transitional
5   The provision of employment and training benefits under this 
Regulation has effect on and after August 1, 2004.
(2)  For the months of April 2004 to July 2004, employment and 
training benefits shall be provided under Schedules 1 and 2 of the 
Grants Donations and Loans Regulation (AR 315/83).
(3)  No application for a grant under Schedule 1 or 2 of the Grants, 
Donations and Loans Regulation may be made for an employment and 
training program that begins after July 31, 2004.
Amends AR 315/83
6   The Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation 
(AR 315/83) is amended
	(a)	by repealing section 2(1) and substituting the 
following:
Minister may make grants
2(1)  The Minister is authorized to make grants provided for 
in Schedules 3 and 4.
	(b)	by repealing Schedules 1 and 2.
Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2010.
Coming into force
8   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2004.


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Alberta Regulation 60/2004
Income and Employment Supports Act
INCOME SUPPORTS, HEALTH AND TRAINING BENEFITS REGULATION
Filed: March 29, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 140/2004) on March 29, 2004 
pursuant to section 18 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Interpretation
Part 1 
Designation of Categories
	2	Designation of adult members in household unit
	3	Designation of household units
Part 2 
General Rules
	4	Budgetary requirements
	5	Assets and exempt assets
	6	Financial resource availability
	7	Reimbursements and payments
	8	Excluded from application of Part 2 of Act
Part 3 
Income Support and Benefits
Division 1 
Expected to Work or Working and not Expected to Work
	9	Asset test
	10	Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
	11	Payments
Division 2 
Full-time Learners
	12	Residency eligibility
	13	Age eligibility
	14	Other conditions
	15	Asset test
	16	Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
	17	Payments
Division 3 
Classes of Persons not Eligible
	18	Classes of persons not eligible
Division 4 
Emergency Benefits
	19	Emergency benefits
Part 4 
Health Benefits
	20	Definitions
	21	Kinds of health benefits provided
	22	Financial eligibility for adult health benefits
	23	Financial eligibility for children with health benefits
	24	Prescription drugs
	25	Annual renewals
	26	Residency
	27	Additional conditions
	28	Health benefits from other sources
Part 5 
Training Benefits
	29	Definitions
	30	Asset testing
	31	Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
	32	Amount of training benefits payable
	33	Contract-based training programs
	34	Eligibility for part-time training benefits
Part 6 
Transitional, Repeals and Coming into Force
	35	Transitional
	36	Repeals
	37	Expiry
	38	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Income and Employment Supports Act;
	(b)	"adult" includes a 16 or 17 year old who is the cohabiting 
partner of a person 18 years of age or older, but does not 
include a person referred to in clause (j)(ii);
	(c)	"applicable core benefits for the household unit" means the 
aggregate of the following:
	(i)	the core essential payments as determined by, 
whichever is applicable,
	(A)	Table A of Schedule 1 for the household 
composition and household unit category, or
	(B)	the allowance set out in section 1(3), (4), (5), (6) or 
(7) of Schedule 1;
	(ii)	the core shelter payments as determined by, whichever 
is applicable,
	(A)	Table B of Schedule 1 for the household 
composition and household unit category, 
including section 2(4) and 3(3) of Schedule 1 if 
applicable, or
	(B)	the allowance set out in section 3(1) of Schedule 1;
	(iii)	the maximum National Child Benefit Supplement for 
the household unit;
	(d)	"approved training program" means a training program 
approved under section 20 of the Act;
	(e)	"cohabiting partner" means the person
	(i)	with whom the applicant or recipient is living and who 
is the spouse of the applicant or recipient,
	(ii)	with whom the applicant or recipient is living and has 
entered an adult interdependent partner agreement under 
the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act,
	(iii)	with whom, in the opinion of the Director, the applicant 
or recipient is living in a relationship of 
interdependence as defined in the Adult Interdependent 
Relationships Act,
	(iv)	with whom the applicant or recipient is living and has a 
child or has adopted a child, or
	(v)	with whom the applicant or recipient has a relationship 
described in subclause (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) and has a 
financial interdependency, other than for support as 
defined in Part 5 of the Act, but does not reside with the 
applicant or recipient,
		but does not include a person who is related by blood or 
adoption to the applicant or recipient unless the person has 
entered into an adult interdependent partner agreement under 
the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act;
	(f)	"core essential payments" means the payments for goods and 
services referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 1;
	(g)	"core income support payments" means
	(i)	core essential payments, and
	(ii)	core shelter payments;
	(h)	"core shelter payments" means the payments referred to in 
Part 2 of Schedule 1;
	(i)	"Department" means the Department of Human Resources 
and Employment;
	(j)	"dependent child" means a person who is living with and 
dependent for support on an adult member of a household 
unit, and who is
	(i)	under the age of 18, or
	(ii)	under the age of 20 if attending an education program 
under the School Act,
		but does not include
	(iii)	a child in the custody or guardianship of a director 
under the Child Welfare Act,
	(iv)	a child in respect of whom the maximum financial 
support payments referred to in section 49 of the 
Adoption Regulation (AR 37/2002) are being made, or
	(v)	a child on whose behalf income support is being 
received from the child financial support program 
through a Child and Family Services Authority;
	(k)	"employment deductions" means
	(i)	income tax payable,
	(ii)	contributions under the Employment Insurance Act 
(Canada), and
	(iii)	contributions under the Canada Pension Plan (Canada);
	(l)	"employment income" means compensation for employment 
including but not limited to
	(i)	non-monetary benefits provided in place of 
compensation for employment, or
	(ii)	fees paid by the Government of Alberta for the 
provision of care to persons described in section 
6(4)(a)(xv),
		but does not include income from self-employment;
	(m)	"exempt asset" means an asset exempted under section 5(2);
	(n)	"financial resources" means the financial resources 
determined in accordance with section 6;
	(o)	"full-time learner" means a person described in section 1(2) 
of the Training Provider Regulation;
	(p)	"income support and benefits" means the income support and 
benefits provided under Part 2, Division 1, of the Act;
	(q)	"liquid assets" means
	(i)	cash on hand or cash in a financial institution or held by 
a third party that must be paid to the applicant or 
recipient on demand, and
	(ii)	assets, other than an exempt asset, that are readily 
convertible into cash such as stocks, term deposits, 
bonds and other securities;
	(r)	"net employment income" means gross employment income, 
less
	(i)	employment deductions,
	(ii)	any deductions required by an employer as a condition 
of employment, and
	(iii)	where the person's wages are garnished, for only the 
first month after the garnishment is in effect, the amount 
of the first payment that is paid pursuant to the 
summons;
	(s)	"net self-employment income" means gross self-employment 
income less employment deductions and
	(i)	the reasonable cost of materials, supplies, goods and 
services that are essential to a business operation, or
	(ii)	in the case of child care services provided by the 
applicant or recipient in his or her home, the cost of 
food for the children in care and items required for the 
safety of the children in care and any other costs 
required pursuant to a contract between a family day 
home agency and the applicant or recipient;
	(t)	"non-exempt asset" means an asset that is not exempted 
under section 5(2);
	(u)	"self-employment income" means income earned from 
self-employment including
	(i)	income earned by an applicant or a recipient from 
providing child care services in the applicant's or 
recipient's home, and
	(ii)	income earned from a home-based business by an 
applicant or recipient who is in the "not expected to 
work" category;
	(v)	"supplementary income support payments" means the 
continuous supplementary payments set out in Schedule 2 
and the non-continuous supplementary payments set out in 
Schedule 3;
	(w)	"training benefits" means training benefits under Part 5;
	(x)	"training period" means the number of months for which a 
learner is funded, where there is no break for more than 3 
weeks within the period.
(2)  For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, "unable to manage his or 
her own financial affairs" means
	(a)	that the person lacks the mental capacity to expend income in 
such a manner as to meet his or her essential needs for food, 
shelter and health care, or
	(b)	that the person has established a pattern of expending income 
in such a manner that essential needs for food, shelter and 
health care have not been met.
(3)  Subsection (1)(e) applies to both the Act and this Regulation.
Part 1 
Designation of Categories
Designation of adult members in household unit
2(1)  Subject to subsection (5), an adult person in a household unit is 
designated a full-time learner if the person is suitable to participate 
full-time in a training program for an achievable employment goal and 
has been accepted in an approved training program.
(2)  An adult person's designation as a full-time learner is effective
	(a)	from the first day of the month in which the approved 
training program begins, if the program in which the 
full-time learner is enrolled begins on the 15th day or earlier 
of the month, or
	(b)	from the day the approved training program begins, if the 
approved training program begins on the 16th day or later of 
the month.
(3)  Subject to subsection (5), an adult person in a household unit is 
designated "not expected to work" if the person
	(a)	has multiple barriers that are beyond the control of the 
person, or
	(b)	has a persistent and severe mental or physical health problem 
of more than 6 months' duration,
that prevents regular employment or self-employment.
(4)  Subject to subsection (5), an adult person in a household unit is 
designated "expected to work or working" if the person does not meet 
either of the descriptions referred to subsections (1) and (3), and 
includes a person who is able to work but is temporarily unavailable to 
work because of
	(a)	a temporary health problem of 6 months' duration or less,
	(b)	being the primary caretaker of a child 6 months old or less, or
	(c)	any other circumstances determined by the Director that 
make the person temporarily unavailable for work.
(5)  A household unit that includes an adult person, other than a person 
referred to in section 1(1)(j)(ii), who
	(a)	is participating full time in an educational training program, 
and
	(b)	is not receiving training benefits
is not eligible for income support and benefits, unless the Minister 
determines otherwise.
Designation of household units
3(1)  A household unit shall be designated in the "full-time learner" 
category if one or more of the adult members of the household unit are 
designated full-time learners.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3)(b)(ii), a household unit shall be 
designated in the "expected to work or working" category if
	(a)	no adult member of the household unit is designated a 
full-time learner, and
	(b)	at least one of the adult members of the household unit is 
designated expected to work or working.
(3)  A household unit shall be designated in the "not expected to work" 
category,
	(a)	in the case of a household unit that includes only one adult 
member, if that member is designated not expected to work, 
or
	(b)	in the case of a household unit that includes 2 adult members,
	(i)	if both members are considered to be not expected to 
work, or
	(ii)	if one member has a severe handicap as defined under 
the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act 
and is not receiving benefits under that Act and the 
other member is designated expected to work or 
working.
Part 2 
General Rules
Budgetary requirements
4   The budgetary requirements for a household unit are the total of the 
core income support payments for the household unit set out in Parts 1 
and 2 of Schedule 1 plus the applicable supplementary income support 
payments.
Assets and exempt assets
5(1)   If the Director is of the opinion that an asset of an adult member 
has been given, transferred or otherwise disposed of to another person 
for less than its fair market value for the purpose of establishing or 
maintaining a person's eligibility for benefits under this Regulation, 
the Director may deem the asset to be owned by an adult member of 
the household unit at its fair market value.
(2)  The following are exempt assets:
	(a)	a home of reasonable value in which the applicant or 
recipient lives, including the home quarter section for 
farmers;
	(b)	clothing;
	(c)	necessary household furnishings and appliances;
	(d)	business tools including essential equipment and supplies for 
farmers;
	(e)	a motor vehicle that is specially adapted to accommodate a 
disability of a member of the household unit;
	(f)	the total equity in any other motor vehicle or motor vehicles, 
not exceeding $5000;
	(g)	any asset purchased with money received from the following:
	(i)	the government of a province or territory of Canada as 
compensation for having been infected with the HIV 
virus through the blood supply;
	(ii)	financial benefits under the Victims of Crime Act, except 
amounts received for lost income;
	(iii)	a payment received under Schedule A or B to the 
1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement other than
	(A)	a payment under section 4.02 of the Agreement for 
loss of income, or
	(B)	a payment under section 6.01 of the Agreement for 
loss of support resulting from the death of the 
infected person;
	(iv)	Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement;
	(v)	Extraordinary Assistance Plan;
	(h)	assets of a member of the household unit that are held by a 
trustee in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency 
Act (Canada);
	(i)	assets that the Director exempts subject to their disposal for 
fair market value within a specified time;
	(j)	a Registered Education Savings Plan;
	(k)	funds locked into a pension account that are not accessible;
	(l)	a Registered Retirement Savings Plan to the value of $5000 
per adult member of the household unit;
	(m)	a life insurance policy with a cash surrender value of $1500 
or less for the household unit;
	(n)	prepaid funeral costs;
	(o)	money that has been placed in trust for a dependent child in 
the household unit and is not accessible during the period in 
which benefits under this Regulation are paid;
	(p)	any other asset where, in the Director's opinion, the asset is 
essential to the needs of the person.
Financial resource availability
6(1)  In this section, "income" means net employment income, net 
self-employment income and income from any other source.
(2)  For the purpose of determining eligibility for income support and 
benefits, the financial resources, determined in accordance with 
subsection (4) for a sponsored immigrant who is not fully maintained 
by their sponsor include, subject to subsection (3), the financial 
resources of the sponsor's household unit, determined in accordance 
with this section but not applying the earnings exemptions in 
subsection (4)(b), which exceed the monthly budgetary requirements, 
as determined under section 4, of the sponsor's household unit.
(3)  If, in the Director's opinion, the sponsor is in default of the 
sponsorship agreement and the sponsored immigrant has been abused 
or abandoned by the sponsor, the financial resources of the sponsor's 
household unit are not included as financial resources of the sponsored 
immigrant.
(4)  The financial resources available to a household unit for the 
purpose of determining financial eligibility under this Regulation is the 
income received by all members of the household unit, except for 
income exempted as follows:
	(a)	100% of the following income is exempt:
	(i)	a payment received under Schedule A or B to the 
1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement other than
	(A)	a payment under section 4.02 of the Agreement for 
loss of income, or
	(B)	a payment under section 6.01 of the Agreement for 
loss of support resulting from the death of the 
infected person;
	(ii)	a payment received from the government of a province 
or territory of Canada as compensation for a member of 
the household unit having been infected with the HIV 
virus through the blood supply;
	(iii)	money received as compensation for loss or damage to 
property of a member of the household unit if the 
money is used to repair or replace the property within a 
reasonable time as determined by the Director or is used 
for some other purpose approved by the Director;
	(iv)	a refunded damage deposit under a tenancy agreement 
or a refunded deposit that had been paid in respect of a 
utility or telephone;
	(v)	a moving allowance provided by a landlord on 
termination of a tenancy agreement;
	(vi)	a payment received by a member of the household unit 
pursuant to an order for the support of a child who is not 
a member of the household unit;
	(vii)	a Canada Child Tax Benefit under the Income Tax Act 
(Canada);
	(viii)	a goods and services tax credit received from the 
Government of Canada;
	(ix)	money received from the Government of Alberta to 
assist a person with a disability in purchasing services 
that will enable the person to live in the community;
	(x)	money received from a management body under the 
Alberta Housing Act for the payment of utilities other 
than electricity;
	(xi)	money received under a program of the Government of 
Canada or the Government of Alberta for home repairs 
or renovations;
	(xii)	a payment, refund or credit received directly or 
indirectly from the Government of Canada or the 
Government of Alberta that is designed to protect 
consumers from high energy costs;
	(xiii)	a grant or loan to start a business, excluding any amount 
as a living allowance, that is received from a federal or 
provincial government department or agency or from a 
non-profit organization;
	(xiv)	a loan from a financial institution;
	(xv)	a payment made under a Government of Alberta 
program for the maintenance costs of a person to whom 
a member of the household unit is providing or is 
responsible for providing care;
	(xvi)	an award or prize received by a member of the 
household unit in recognition of outstanding academic 
or community achievement, to a maximum of $1600 per 
academic year;
	(xvii)	cash gifts of a non-recurring nature, not exceeding $75 
per month for each member of the household unit;
	(xviii)	payments of arrears of child support that are not owing 
to the Government of Alberta under section 31 of the 
Act;
	(xix)	self-employment income earned while enrolled in an 
approved training program related to  self-employment;
	(xx)	a benefit paid under the Victims of Crime Act, except 
amounts received for lost income;
	(xxi)	employment income or self-employment income earned 
by a dependent child who is attending school;
	(xxii)	payments under an agreement between a First Nation 
and Her Majesty in Right of Canada with respect to a 
Specific Claim (Surrender), as determined by the 
Minister;
	(b)	income from the following sources is exempt to the extent 
indicated:
	(i)	75% of gross income received by the applicant or 
recipient from a room and board arrangement in the 
applicant's or recipient's principal residence;
	(ii)	50% of gross rental income received by the applicant or 
recipient from the applicant's or recipient's principal 
residence;
	(iii)	net employment income and net self-employment 
income from either a home-based child care services 
business or from a home-based business operated by a 
person designated as not expected to work is exempt as 
follows:
	(A)	with respect to a household unit designated in the 
not expected to work or expected to work or 
working category, except for the purpose of 
determining initial eligibility under section 10,
	(I)	for a household unit with only one adult and 
dependent children, $230 per month plus 
25% of the remaining net employment 
income, and
	(II)	for a household unit not described in 
subparagraph (I), $115 per month plus 25% 
of the remaining net employment income for 
each adult in the household unit earning 
income;
	(B)	with respect to a household unit designated in the 
full-time learner category, 
	(I)	for adult members designated as full-time 
learners, $230 multiplied by the number of 
months of the training period plus 25% of the 
remaining projected net employment income 
during the training period, and
	(II)	for an adult member who is not a full-time 
learner but who is a member of a household 
unit designated in a full-time learner 
category, $230 plus 25% of the remaining 
projected average net monthly employment 
income for each month during the training 
period;
	(C)	with respect to a dependent child in a household 
unit who is not attending school, $350 per month 
plus 25% of the remaining net employment 
income.
Reimbursements and payments
7   The Director may require reimbursement under section 16(2) of the 
Act, and may require the person to enter a repayment agreement or 
assignment, in the following circumstances:
	(a)	the person is entitled or potentially entitled to receive an 
award or settlement that is not exempt under section 6(4)(a) 
for a legal claim;
	(b)	the person is entitled or potentially entitled to receive a 
benefit from a government or government agency that is not 
exempt under section 6(4)(a);
	(c)	when a member of the household unit applies for the 
following benefits:
	(i)	emergency benefits under section 19;
	(ii)	relocation costs where the household unit is returning to 
another province for financial and social support under 
Schedule 3, section 11(b);
	(iii)	emergency allowance for the actual cost of essential 
repairs to the applicant's home and major appliances 
under Schedule 3, section 17(1)(f);
	(iv)	emergency allowance for the actual cost of paying an 
unpaid utility bill for an issue subsequent to the first 
issue for each utility under Schedule 3, section 17(1)(g);
	(v)	an emergency allowance under Schedule 3, section 
17(1)(h);
	(vi)	a replacement allowance for the National Child Benefit 
Supplement under Schedule 3, section 18(2);
	(vii)	a thing or service provided under Schedule 2, section 14 
or Schedule 3, section 19;
	(viii)	an allowance under section 14(1) of Schedule 3;
	(ix)	replacement glasses not covered under the agreement 
referred to in section 21(1)(b).
Excluded from application of Part 2 of Act
8(1)  Inmates of a correctional institution under the Corrections Act, of 
a penitentiary as defined in the Penitentiary Act (Canada) or of a 
prison as defined in the Prisons and Reformatories Act (Canada) are 
not eligible for assistance under Part 2 of the Act.
(2)  Persons convicted of an offence and who, because of the condition 
of their sentence, are unable to work are not eligible for assistance 
under Part 2 of the Act.
Part 3 
Income Support and Benefits
Division 1 
Expected to Work or Working and Not 
Expected to Work
Asset test
9(1)  A household unit designated in the "expected to work or 
working" category is not eligible for income support and benefits if
	(a)	the value of the combined liquid assets of the adult members 
of the household unit is in excess of one month's applicable 
core benefits for the household unit,
	(b)	an adult member of the household unit has any non-exempt 
assets, or
	(c)	in the case of a household unit with an adult member who is 
a sponsored immigrant and the sponsored immigrant is not 
being fully maintained by a sponsor, the adult members of 
the sponsor's household unit have any non-exempt assets, 
unless the sponsor is in default and in the Director's opinion 
the sponsor has abandoned or abused the sponsored 
immigrant.
(2)  A household unit designated in the "not expected to work" 
category is not eligible for income support and benefits if
	(a)	the value of the combined liquid assets of the adult members 
of the household unit is in excess of 2 months' applicable 
core benefits for the household unit,
	(b)	an adult member of the household unit has any non-exempt 
assets, or
	(c)	for a household unit with an adult member who is a 
sponsored immigrant and the sponsored immigrant is not 
being fully maintained by a sponsor, the adult members of 
the sponsor's household unit have any non-exempt assets, 
unless the sponsor is in default and in the Director's opinion 
the sponsor has abandoned or abused the sponsored 
immigrant.
Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
10(1)  The financial resources available in a month to a household unit 
designated "expected to work or working" or "not expected to work" 
are the financial resources available to all members of the household 
unit for the previous month.
(2)  A household unit designated "expected to work or working" or 
"not expected to work" is eligible for income support and benefits if 
the budgetary requirements of the household unit determined under 
section 4 exceed the financial resources determined under subsection 
(1).
Payments
11   If under section 10(2) the budgetary requirements exceed the 
available financial resources, the amount of the core income support 
payments and applicable supplementary income support payments for 
a month for a household unit designated as "expected to work or 
working" or "not expected to work" that may be provided is the 
difference between the budgetary requirements and the available 
financial resources.
Division 2 
Full-time Learners
Residency eligibility
12   For the purpose of section 6(3)(a) of the Act,
	(a)	a person in a household unit designated in the "full-time 
learner" category
	(i)	must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of 
Canada or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee 
Protection Act (Canada) who has been accepted to 
apply for permanent residency in Canada, and
	(ii)	must be resident in Alberta for at least 3 months 
immediately before the date of acceptance and 
enrolment in an approved training program,
		and
	(b)	the other members of the household unit designated in the 
full-time learner category who are not themselves full-time 
learners or persons receiving part-time training benefits must 
be in Alberta.
Age eligibility
13(1)  A member of a household unit meets the conditions of section 
6(3)(c)(i) of the Act 
	(a)	if the member is 16 or 17 years old, and
	(i)	in the opinion of the Director, the relationship between 
the member and his or her parents is such that the 
member cannot reside with his or her parents, or
	(ii)	the member is the cohabiting partner of an adult,
	(b)	if the member, other than a member referred to in section 
1(j)(ii), is 18 or 19 years old, and 
	(i)	attending high school whether or not he or she had 
attended school the previous year, and
	(ii)	in the opinion of the Director, the relationship between 
the member and his or her parents is such that the 
member cannot reside with his or her parents,
		or
	(c)	if the member is enrolled in or applying to a transitional 
vocational program, is at least 18 years old and has a 
developmental disability as defined in the Persons with 
Developmental Disabilities Community Governance Act, 
whether or not the member attended school the previous year.
(2)  Subsection (1)(a)(i) is repealed on June 30, 2005.
Other conditions
14(1)  For the purpose of section 6(3)(g) of the Act, the conditions 
include that
	(a)	every adult member of the household unit must undergo a 
reassessment if required by the Director to determine the 
continuing eligibility of the member or household unit;
	(b)	the person in the household unit designated as a full-time 
learner must
	(i)	maintain acceptable attendance as set out in section 7 of 
the Training Provider Regulation, and
	(ii)	make acceptable progress as set out in section 8 of the 
Training Provider Regulation.
(2)  Income support and benefits and training benefits provided to a 
full-time learner under this Regulation cease when the full-time learner 
is considered to have withdrawn from the approved training program 
as set out in section 6 of the Training Provider Regulation.
Asset test
15(1)  A household unit designated in the "full-time learner" category 
is not eligible for income support and benefits if
	(a)	the value of the combined liquid assets of the adult members 
of the household unit, less the value of liquid assets up to an 
amount equivalent to his or her tuition fees and prescribed 
fees, is in excess of 2 months' applicable core benefits for the 
household unit,
	(b)	an adult member of the household unit has any non-exempt 
assets, or
	(c)	in the case of a household unit with an adult member who is 
a sponsored immigrant and the sponsored immigrant is not 
being fully maintained by a sponsor, the adult members of 
the sponsor's household unit have any non-exempt assets, 
unless the sponsor is in default and in the Director's opinion 
the sponsor has abandoned or abused the sponsored 
immigrant.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a full-time learner applying for a 
transitional vocational program.
Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
16(1)  The budgetary requirements for a household unit designated in 
the "full-time learner" category are determined by projecting the 
requirements for the entire training period.
(2)  The financial resources available to a household unit designated in 
the full-time learner category include the following:
	(a)	the financial resources available to all members of the 
household unit projected for the entire training period;
	(b)	if the person is designated as a full-time learner, is under 23 
years old and does not have a cohabiting partner or 
dependent children, a parental contribution in an amount 
determined by the Director, unless
	(i)	the learner has not attended school under the School Act 
during the previous 4 years,
	(ii)	the learner has been available for full-time employment 
for at least 2 periods of 12 consecutive months each 
since leaving school, or
	(iii)	there has been a family breakdown between the learner 
and his or her parents involving mental, physical or 
emotional abuse of the learner and the Director is of the 
opinion that the requirement of a parental contribution 
would create an undue hardship for the learner.
(3)  A household unit designated in the full-time learner category is 
eligible for income support and benefits if the budgetary requirements 
of the household unit determined under subsection (1) exceed the 
financial resources determined under subsection (2).
Payments
17(1)  If under section 16 the budgetary requirements exceed the 
available financial resources, the amount of core income support 
payments and applicable supplementary income support payments for 
a month that may be provided is determined in accordance with the 
following formula:
(A-B) 
  C
where
	A 	is the total projected budgetary requirements for the training 
period
	B	is the projected financial resources available for the training 
period
	C	is the number of months of the training period for which the 
full-time learner is to receive core income support payments 
and supplementary income support payments.
(2)  Where there is a change in circumstances of the household unit, 
the amount determined under subsection (1) is adjusted by a 
recalculation for the remainder of the training period, based on the 
formula in subsection (1).
Division 3 
Classes of Persons not Eligible
Classes of persons not eligible
18   The following classes of persons are not eligible for income 
support and benefits:
	(a)	persons ordinarily resident on an Indian reserve;
	(b)	immigrants and refugees and their children while being fully 
maintained by their sponsors in accordance with an 
undertaking and sponsorship agreement under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(c)	refugees under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
(Canada) who are receiving financial assistance from the 
Government of Canada;
	(d)	persons with study permits issued under the Immigration and 
Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(e)	foreign nationals with temporary resident visas issued under 
the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(f)	foreign workers with work permits issued under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(g)	temporary resident permit holders issued under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), except 
those approved for entry into Canada by the Alberta 
Immigration Review Panel;
	(h)	persons illegally in Canada.
Division 4 
Emergency Benefits
Emergency benefits
19   Notwithstanding that the financial resources available to a 
household unit exceed the budgetary requirements of the household 
unit, the Director may provide the income support and benefits if
	(a)	the Director considers that not providing the benefit would 
result in extreme hardship to the household unit,
	(b)	the household unit does not have sufficient liquid assets, and
	(c)	the household unit does not have any non-exempt assets.
Part 4 
Health Benefits
Definitions
20   In this Part,
	(a)	"current income" means the projected income for the current 
year determined by the Director based on information 
provided by the applicant or recipient and includes any 
non-taxable child support payments;
	(b)	"health benefits" means health benefits referred to in section 
21;
	(c)	"prescribed income" means
	(i)	the amount of net income as set out in the Notice of 
Assessment issued under the Income Tax Act (Canada), 
and
	(ii)	any non-taxable child support payments.
Kinds of health benefits provided
21(1)  The Director may subject to this Part provide to persons eligible
	(a)	prescription and non-prescription drugs listed on
	(i)	the Alberta Health and Wellness Drug Benefit List 
published by the Department of Health and Wellness 
but is limited to the drugs approved by the Minister, or
	(ii)	the Drug Benefit Supplement published by the 
Department;
	(b)	optical needs in accordance with the agreement between the 
Minister and the Alberta Association of Optometrists, and the 
Alberta Opticians Association;
	(c)	dental needs in accordance with the agreement between the 
Minister and the Alberta Dental Association and College, and 
the College of Alberta Denturists;
	(d)	emergency ambulance services as approved by the Minister;
	(e)	essential diabetic supplies as approved by the Minister.
(2)  Benefits not referred to in subsection (1) may be provided if 
approved on review by the Health Benefits Review Committee under 
the Recovery, Administrative Penalties and Appeals Regulation.
Financial eligibility for adult health benefits
22(1)  An adult who is a member of a household unit that is eligible 
for
	(a)	income support and benefits, or
	(b)	training benefits in the full-time learner category
is financially eligible for health benefits.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an adult is not eligible for health 
benefits, other than a person referred to in section 1(1)(j)(ii), if the 
adult:
	(a)	is participating full time in an educational training program 
that is not an approved training program, and
	(b)	is not receiving training benefits.
(3)  An adult who is a member of a household unit in the "expected to 
work or working" category that
	(a)	has been in receipt of income support and benefits, and
	(b)	has dependent children in the household unit
is financially eligible for health benefits until the first date for annual 
renewal of the health benefits if the household unit is no longer eligible 
for income support and benefits because of excess employment or 
self-employment income of the household unit.
(4)  An adult who is a member of a household unit in the "not expected 
to work" category, other than a person who has a severe handicap as 
defined under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act 
but is not receiving benefits under that Act, and that has been in receipt 
of income support and benefits is financially eligible for health 
benefits until the first date for annual renewal of the health benefits if 
the household unit is no longer eligible for income support and benefits 
because of excess employment or self-employment income of the 
household unit.
(5)  A person, and the person's cohabiting partner if applicable, who 
have been in receipt of benefits under the Assured Income for the 
Severely Handicapped Act, are financially eligible for health benefits 
until the first date for annual renewal of the health benefits if the 
person is no longer eligible for benefits under the Assured Income for 
the Severely Handicapped Act because of excess employment or 
self-employment income or because of excess income from a Canada 
Pension Plan disability pension received by the person or the person's 
cohabiting partner.
(6)  An adult who is a member of a household unit in the "not expected 
to work" category that has been in receipt of income support or 
benefits and who has a severe handicap as defined under the Assured 
Income for the Severely Handicapped Act but is not receiving benefits 
under that Act, is financially eligible for health benefits until the first 
date for annual renewal of the health benefits if the household unit is 
no longer eligible for income support and benefits because of excess 
employment or self-employment income or because of excess income 
from a Canada Pension Plan disability pension received by the person 
or the person's cohabiting partner.
Financial eligibility for children health benefits
23(1)  In this section, "adult" includes a parent who is 16 or 17 years 
old and is receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit for his or her child.
(2)  A dependent child is financially eligible for health benefits if the 
child
	(a)	is a child of an adult eligible under section 22 for health 
benefits, or
	(b)	is a member of a household unit where either the combined 
current income less the cost of ongoing health needs of the 
household unit or the combined prescribed income of the 
adults in the household unit is equal to or less than the 
following income levels:
			Household unit with one child	$22 397
			Household unit with 2 children	$24 397
			Household unit with 3 children	$26 397
			Plus $2000 for each additional child
(3)  A dependent child is financially eligible for health benefits if on 
application for renewal no other health benefit coverage is reasonably 
available to cover the cost of the ongoing health needs and the 
household unit of which the child is a member meets either of the 
following:
	(a)	the combined prescribed income of the adult members is 
equal to or less than the income levels referred to in 
subsection (2), or
	(b)	the combined current income of the adult members, less the 
cost of the ongoing health needs of the household unit, is less 
than or equal to the income levels referred to in subsection 
(2).
Prescription drugs
24  A household unit is eligible for health benefits if 
	(a)	the cost of prescription drugs referred to in section 21(1)(a) 
required by the household unit together with the budgetary 
requirements of the household unit determined under section 
4 exceeds the financial resources of the unit as determined 
under section 10(1),
	(b)	the value of 
	(i)	in the case of a household unit designated in the 
"expected to work or working" category, the combined 
liquid assets of the adult members of the household unit 
is not in excess of one month's applicable core benefits 
for the household unit,
	(ii)	in the case of a household unit in the "not expected to 
work" category, the combined liquid assets of the adult 
members of the household unit is not in excess of 2 
months' applicable core benefits for the household unit, 
or
	(iii)	in the case of a household unit in the "full-time learner" 
category, the combined liquid assets of the adult 
members of the household unit, less the value of liquid 
assets up to an amount equivalent to his or her tuition 
fees and prescribed fees, is not in excess of 2 months' 
applicable core benefits for the household unit,
	(c)	the household unit does not have any non-exempt assets, and
	(d)	the household unit meets the eligibility requirements under 
section 6(2) or (3) of the Act.
Annual renewals
25   A person is financially eligible for health benefits until the next 
date for annual renewal of the benefit if the person has been in receipt 
of health benefits and on application for annual renewal of the benefit,
	(a)	the combined prescribed income of the person and his or her 
cohabiting partner is equal to or less than the following 
income levels:
	(i)	for persons who were in receipt of health benefits under 
section 22(2) or (4):
		Single adult	$13 175
		Couple with no children	$18 445
		Household unit with one child	$22 397
		Household unit with 2 children	$24 397
		Household unit with 3 children	$26 397
		Plus $2000 for each additional child
	(ii)	for persons who were in receipt of health benefits under 
section 22(5) or (6):
		Single adult	$17 256
		Couple with no children	$24 324
		Household unit with one child	$26 324
		Household unit with 2 children	$26 324
		Household unit with 3 children	$26 397
		Plus $2000 for each additional child
	(b)	the combined current income of the person and his or her 
cohabiting partner less the cost of ongoing health needs of 
the household unit of which the person is a member is equal 
to or less than the qualifying income levels in clause (a)(i) or 
(ii), and no other health benefit coverage is reasonably 
available to cover the costs of the ongoing health needs.
Residency
26   A child or adult meets the residency requirements for health 
benefits if he or she is a resident of Alberta and for the purposes of 
section 23(2)(b) he or she must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent 
resident of Canada.
Additional conditions
27(1)  To be eligible or to maintain eligibility for health benefits, 
persons who are no longer eligible for income support and benefits 
must comply with Part 5 of the Act as required by the Director.
(2)  Prescription and non-prescription drugs provided under section 
21(1)(a) and (2) may be subject to a charge determined by the Director.
Health benefits from other sources
28(1)  The following persons are not eligible for health benefits for the 
purposes of section 23(2)(b):
	(a)	First Nations persons registered as status Indians under the 
Indian Act (Canada);
	(b)	persons who are eligible for health benefits under sections 
4.06 and 4.07 of Schedules A and B to the 1986-1990 
Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement;
	(c)	sponsored immigrants and refugees under the Immigration 
and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), and their children, who 
are not eligible for income support and benefits;
	(d)	refugees under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
(Canada) who are receiving financial assistance from the 
Government of Canada;
	(e)	persons with study permits issued under the Immigration and 
Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(f)	foreign nationals (visitors) with temporary resident visas 
issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
(Canada);
	(g)	foreign workers with work permits issued under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
	(h)	temporary resident permit holders issued under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), except 
those approved for entry into Canada by the Alberta 
Immigration Review Panel;
	(i)	persons illegally in Canada.
(2)  If an employer of a person eligible for health benefits under this 
Part offers a health benefits plan, the person must participate in that 
plan if, in the Director's opinion, it is reasonable to do so.
(3)  If the health benefits plan of the employer does not equal the 
health benefits under this Part, the Director may provide the balance of 
the benefits.
Part 5 
Training Benefits
Definitions
29   In this Part, 
	(a)	"allowable training benefits" means training benefits to the 
maximums determined in accordance with program approval 
agreements and section 32(2) and (3);
	(b)	"contract-based training program" means an approved 
training program in which the training provider is funded 
directly by the Department to provide training to a learner, 
but does not include a tuition-funded program as defined in 
the Training Provider Regulation;
	(c)	"mandatory fees" means flat-rate charges incurred by all the 
learners in an approved training program for libraries, 
technology, laboratories and any other facilities the use of 
which is necessary to both assist in instruction and program 
completion, but does not include tuition fees and fees for 
health and dental benefits;
	(d)	"prescribed fees" means mandatory fees and student 
association fees;
	(e)	"student association fees" means the fees that are payable to 
a students association for student association activities but 
effective August 1, 2004 do not include fees for health and 
dental benefits;
	(f)	"training benefits" means training benefits referred to in 
section 9(a) and (b) of the Act.
Asset testing
30(1)  A household unit designated in the "full-time learner" category 
is not eligible for training benefits if
	(a)	the value of the combined liquid assets of the adult members 
of the household unit, less the value of liquid assets up to an 
amount equivalent to his or her tuition fees and prescribed 
fees, is in excess of 2 months' applicable core benefits for the 
household unit, or
	(b)	a member of the household unit has any non-exempt assets.
(2)  This section does not apply in relation to a transitional vocational 
training program.
Budgetary requirements and available financial resources
31(1)  The average monthly budgetary requirements for a household 
unit designated in the "full-time learner" category are the budgetary 
requirements determined under section 16(1) divided by the number of 
months in the training period.
(2)  The average monthly allowable training benefits for a household 
unit designated in the full-time learner category is the total amount of 
the allowable training benefits under section 9(a) and (b) of the Act for 
the training period divided by the number of months in the training 
period.
(3)  The average monthly financial resources available to a household 
unit designated in the full-time learner category are
	(a)	the available financial resources for the training period 
determined under section 16(2),
	(b)	liquid assets in excess of 2 months' applicable core benefits, 
and
	(c)	a parental contribution determined under section 16(2)(b)
divided by the number of months in the training period.
(4)  The household unit designated in the full-time learner category is 
eligible for training benefits if the average monthly budgetary 
requirements determined under subsection (1) together with the 
average monthly training benefits determined under subsection (2) 
exceed the average monthly financial resources determined under 
subsection (3).
(5)  If a change in circumstances occurs during the training period, the 
average monthly budgetary requirements and the average monthly 
available financial resources are adjusted by a recalculation for the 
remainder of the training period.
(6)  This section does not apply if the person designated as a full-time 
learner is receiving benefits under the Assured Income for the Severely 
Handicapped Act.
Amount of training benefits payable
32(1)  Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), the Director may provide 
to persons eligible as full-time learners under section 6(3) of the Act 
allowable training benefits.
(2)  The maximum number of months for which training benefits may 
be provided may not exceed 40 months, except that the number of 
months for English as a Second Language and a transitional vocational 
program may not exceed 12 months each.
(3)  Where a person is receiving training benefits that include English 
as a Second Language or a transitional vocational program in addition 
to other approved training programs, the maximum number of months 
for which training benefits may be provided may not exceed 40 
months.
(4)  In a month in which allowable training benefits or a portion of 
them are payable, the Director shall provide the training benefits less 
the amount by which the monthly average budgetary requirements 
determined under section 31(1) exceeds the monthly financial 
resources determined under section 31(3).
(5)  Subsection (4) does not apply to a person eligible as a full-time 
learner under section 6(3) of the Act if the person is receiving benefits 
under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act.
Contract-based training programs
33   A full-time learner in a household unit designated in the "full-time 
learner" category is eligible for enrolment in a contract-based training 
program under section 9(d) of the Act
	(a)	if the household unit is receiving income support and 
benefits, or
	(b)	if the household unit is in financial need, in the opinion of the 
Director.
Eligibility for part-time training benefits
34(1)  A member of a household unit is eligible for part-time training 
benefits if
	(a)	the member satisfies the Director that the member is in need 
of part-time training benefits in order to obtain and maintain 
employment that will enhance self-sufficiency,
	(b)	the member has not been enrolled in high school in the 
previous 2 years,
	(c)	the member has been a resident of Alberta for at least 3 
months and the other members of the household unit are in 
Alberta, and
	(d)	the member is a Canadian citizen, is a permanent resident of 
Canada or has been accepted to apply for permanent 
residency in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee 
Protection Act (Canada).
(2)  For the purpose of determining non-exempt assets in subsection 
(3)(b), the exempt assets referred to in section 5(2)(f) and (l) shall be 
read as follows:
	(a)	the total equity in any other motor vehicle or motor vehicles, 
not exceeding $10 000;
	(b)	a Registered Retirement Savings Plan to the value of $2000 
for each year the learner has been out of school, to a 
maximum of 5 years.
(3)  A member of a household unit who is not eligible for income 
support and benefits is not eligible for part-time training benefits if
	(a)	the prescribed income as defined in section 20(c) for the 
household unit exceeds the income level set out in the Table 
in Schedule 4 for the household composition, or
	(b)	the household unit has any non-exempt assets.
(4)  For the purpose of section 10(c) of the Act, the conditions include 
that the person in the household unit eligible for part-time training 
benefits must make acceptable progress as set out in section 8 of the 
Training Provider Regulation.
(5)  The Director may provide to a person eligible for part-time 
training benefits under section 10(a) of the Act
	(a)	if the person is receiving income support and benefits, tuition 
fees, prescribed fees, the costs of books and supplies to a 
maximum cumulative payment of $1200 per academic term, 
for a maximum of 3 terms per academic year, to a lifetime 
maximum of $14 400, and
	(b)	if the person is not receiving income support and benefits,
	(i)	tuition fees, prescribed fees, the costs of books and 
supplies,
	(ii)	child care referred to in Schedule 2, and
	(iii)	transportation as follows:
	(A)	in areas where public transportation is available, 
the cost of a monthly transit pass, or
	(B)	where the person cannot reasonably be expected to 
use public transportation or there is no public 
transportation, an allowance of $0.12 per kilometre 
travelled.
(6)  The maximum cumulative payment for all the costs payable under 
subsection (5)(b) is $1200 per academic term, for a maximum of 3 
terms per academic year, to a lifetime maximum of $14 400.
Part 6 
Transitional, Repeals and  
Coming into Force
Transitional
35(1)  The payment of income support and benefits provided under 
Part 3 and health benefits provided under Part 4 has effect on and after 
May 1, 2004.
(2)  For the month of April 2004, benefits shall be provided under the 
Social Development Act.
(3)  With respect to full-time learners, income support and benefits 
under Part 3 and health benefits under Part 4 may be provided only to 
full-time learners whose approved training programs begin on or after 
August 1, 2004.
(4)  Training benefits under Part 5 may be provided only to learners 
whose approved training programs beginning on or after August 1, 
2004.
(5)  Where, on August 1, 2004, a person is enrolled in a training 
program on a full-time basis and is receiving assistance under 
Schedule 3 of the Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation, that 
person continues to receive assistance under that Regulation until the 
end of that person's training within the training period for which that 
person was funded under that Regulation, and during that period that 
person is not eligible for benefits under this Regulation.
(6)  Where, on August 1, 2004, a person is enrolled in a training 
program on a part-time basis and is receiving assistance under 
Schedule 3 of the Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation, that 
person continues to receive assistance under that Regulation until the 
end of that person's training within the training period for which that 
person was funded under that Regulation, and during that period is not 
eligible for training benefits under this Regulation.
(7)  No application for a grant under Schedule 3 of the Grants, 
Donations and Loans Regulation may be made for a training program 
that begins after July 31, 2004.
Repeals
36(1)  The Social Allowance Regulation (AR 213/93) is repealed on 
April 30, 2004.
(2)  The Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation 
(AR 315/83) is amended
	(a)	in section 2(1) by striking out "Schedules 3 and 4" and 
substituting "Schedule 4";
	(b)	in section 11(2)
	(i)	in clause (a) by striking out "Schedules 3 and 4" 
and substituting "Schedule 4";
	(ii)	in clause (b) by striking out "Schedule 3 or 4" and 
substituting "Schedule 4";
	(c)	by repealing Schedule 3.
(3)  Subsection (2) comes into force on December 31, 2005.
Expiry
37   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2010.
Coming into force
38(1)  This Regulation, except Parts 4 and 5, comes into force on 
April 1, 2004.
(2)  Part 4 comes into force on May 1, 2004.
(3)  Part 5 comes into force on April 1, 2004.
Schedule 1  
 
Core Income Support Payments
Part 1 
Core Essential Benefits
Core essential payments
1(1)  Core essential payments are provided for the purpose of 
providing goods and services including the following:
	(a)	food;
	(b)	clothing, including diapers;
	(c)	household needs, including furniture, appliances and 
household supplies;
	(d)	personal needs;
	(e)	installation and use of a telephone;
	(f)	laundry;
	(g)	basic transportation, including urban centre transit pass, 
school transportation, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, 
fuel, repairs and maintenance;
	(h)	a residential move within Alberta.
(2)  Subject to this section, the maximum core essential payments are 
those set out in Table A.
(3)  If the Director is of the opinion that the core essential payment is 
needed for food only, the Director may provide the following amount:
	(a)	one adult in a one adult household unit	$143
	(b)	each adult in a 2-adult household unit	$137
	(c)	each dependent child in a household unit	$83
(4)  The core essential payment for each adult in a household unit 
residing in the following is $56:
	(a)	the Gunn Centre;
	(b)	a nursing home operated under the Nursing Homes Act;
	(c)	an auxiliary hospital or an active treatment hospital operated 
under the Hospitals Act.
(5)  The core essential payment for each adult in a group home as 
defined in Part 2 is the amount set out in Table A less $143.
(6)  The core essential payment for each adult in an approved home as 
defined in Part 2 is the amount set out in Table A less $143.
(7)  Where an applicant or a recipient does not need or is not eligible 
for the core essential payments for a full month, the Director shall 
provide the core essential payments on a prorated basis.
Part 2 
Core Shelter Benefits
Core shelter benefits
2(1)  In this Part,
	(a)	"approved home" means a home where residential support 
services are provided for adults with mental illnesses 
pursuant to an agreement between the Minister of Health and 
Wellness and the provider of the residential support services;
	(b)	"group home" means a home where residential support 
services are provided to adults with physical or mental 
disabilities or illnesses pursuant to an agreement between the 
group home and the Government;
	(c)	"social housing" means housing in a housing unit that is 
operated and maintained by a management body under the 
Alberta Housing Act.
(2)  Core shelter payments include payments for the following:
	(a)	payments for rent or payments under a mortgage or 
agreement for sale;
	(b)	utilities, other than electricity for household units residing in 
social housing;
	(c)	heating fuel;
	(d)	damage deposit;
	(e)	lot rental for a mobile home;
	(f)	purchased accommodation municipal taxes, fire insurance 
and, if applicable, condominium fees.
(3)  Subject to subsections (4) and (5) and section 3, the core shelter 
payments are those set out in Table B.
(4)  The actual cost of electricity shall be paid to household units 
residing in social housing but the total amount of rent and electricity 
costs must not exceed the total core shelter payments for the household 
composition under Table B, excluding the part referring to social 
housing.
(5)  Core shelter payments are not payable to a household unit where 
the household unit is not in need of the allowance.
Core shelter benefits not covered 
3(1)  Instead of Table B applying, core shelter payments for the 
circumstances set out in the following clauses are as follows:
	(a)	the maximum shelter allowance, including an allowance for 
food, for each member of the household unit living in a group 
home is $14 per day;
	(b)	the maximum shelter allowance, including an allowance for 
food, for a household unit residing in an approved home is 
$500 per month;
	(c)	the maximum shelter allowance for a household unit residing 
in a nursing home under the Nursing Homes Act or an 
auxiliary hospital or active treatment hospital under the 
Hospitals Act is the accommodation charge established under 
the Nursing Homes Act or the Hospitals Act, as the case may 
be;
	(d)	a shelter allowance of $100 per month 
	(i)	for a household unit with a dependent child in the 
expected to work or working category, or
	(ii)	for a household unit in the not expected to work 
category or full-time learner category, with or without a 
dependent child, 
		living in a premises with another adult who is not a member 
of the household unit but is the child, grandchild, parent, 
step-parent or grandparent of one of the adults in the 
household unit if
	(iii)	the applicant or recipient does not have exclusive 
possession of a self-contained portion of the residential 
premises, and
	(iv)	the applicant or recipient is not the owner of the 
premises or a party to a residential tenancy agreement in 
respect of the premises with a third party.
(2)  A shelter allowance is not payable to a household unit in the 
expected to work or working category where there is no dependent 
child and
	(a)	the household unit is living in a premises with another adult 
who is not a member of the household unit but is the child, 
grandchild, parent, step-parent or grandparent of one of the 
adults in the household unit, and
	(b)	the applicant or recipient does not have exclusive possession 
of a self-contained portion of the premises, or is not the 
owner of the premises or a party to a residential tenancy 
agreement in respect of the premises with a third party.
(3)  Where the Director is satisfied that a child will in the future 
become a member of a household unit, the Director may, for the 
purposes of calculating the core shelter payment, include that child as a 
member of the household unit for a period of not more than 3 months 
prior to the date the child is expected to become a member of the 
household unit. 

Table A: Core Essential Benefit 
(monthly amounts)





ETW
NETW
Learner




Single Adult
$     234
$     254
$     395
Childless Couple
      436
      456
      493




Single Adult With



1 Child
$     304
$     304
$     650
2 Children
      345
      345
       825
3 Children
      404
      404
    1006
4 Children
      457
      457
    1188
5 Children
      511
      511
    1368
6 Children
      567
      567
    1424
Each Additional
Child Add
$       56
$       56
$     56




Couple With



1 Child
$     473
$     473
$     734
2 Children
      526
       526
      887
3 Children
      580
       580
    1057
4 Children
      633
       633
    1215
5 Children
      687
       687
    1374
6 Children
      743
       743
    1430
Each Additional
Child Add
$       56
$      56
$      56
NOTES:
Core Essential Table assumes all children are under 12 years of age.  
For each dependent child 12 - 19 years of age in a household unit 
designated in the expected to work or working or the not expected to 
work categories add $33.

Table B: Core Shelter Benefit 
           (monthly amounts)







ETW
NETW
Learner

Social Housing
Shelter






Single Adult
$     168
$     303
$     323

$       120
Childless Couple
       336
       436
       369

          193






Single Adult With





1 Child
$     428
$     482
$     546

$        212
2 Children
       503
       556
       566

          260
3 Children
       524
       578
       586

          317
4 Children
       546
       599
       606

          377
5 Children
       566
       619
       626

          437
6 Children
       586
       639
       646

          496
Each Additional
Child Add
$       20
$       20
$       20

N/A     






Couple With





1 Child
$     503
$     556
$     575

$         262
2 Children
       524
       578
       595

           317
3 Children
       546
       599
       605

           377
4 Children
       566
       619
       625

           437
5 Children
       586
       639
       645

           496
6 Children
       606
       659
       665

            555
Each Additional
Child Add
$       20
$       20
$       20

N/A    
NOTES:
Households in Social Housing with more than 6 children do not 
receive an additional amount.
Households residing in Social Housing receive Social Housing rates 
regardless of Household Unit Type.
Schedule 2  
 
Continuous Supplementary Benefits
Learner equalization benefit
1   Where an adult person in a household unit that has no children is 
designated a full-time learner and also meets the criteria of a person 
designated as not expected to work and the other adult person in the 
household unit also meets the criteria of a person designated as not 
expected to work, the Director may provide a monthly allowance 
equivalent to the difference between
	(a)	the applicable core benefits for a household unit designated 
in the category not expected to work with the same 
composition, and
	(b)	the applicable core benefits for the household unit designated 
in the full-time learner category.
Special diet/nutritional supplement
2   Where a physician or registered dietitian, or in the case of a special 
infant diet, a public health nurse, provides a written opinion that it is 
necessary for a member of the household unit to follow a special diet, 
the Director may provide a monthly allowance that is the difference 
between the amounts set out in section 1(3) of Schedule 1 for food and 
the cost of the special diet as determined by the Minister.
Medical extraordinary transportation
3   Where a member of a household unit has, in the opinion of the 
Director, a severe health problem and needs regular access to insured 
health services under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act, the 
Director may provide
	(a)	in areas where public transportation is available, the cost of a 
monthly transit pass, or
	(b)	where the individual cannot reasonably be expected to use 
public transportation or there is no public transportation, an 
allowance of $0.12 per kilometre travelled or the actual cost 
of a taxi.
Extraordinary transportation
4(1)  The Director may provide an amount referred to in subsection (2) 
to a member of a household unit designated not expected to work who 
requires regular access to a day or employment program that supports 
that person's participation in society or assists that person to obtain 
employment.
(2)  The amount that may be provided under subsection (1) is
	(a)	in areas where public transportation is available, the cost of a 
monthly transit pass, or
	(b)	where the individual cannot reasonably be expected to use 
public transportation or there is no public transportation, an 
allowance of $0.12 per kilometre travelled or the actual cost 
of a taxi.
Extraordinary training travel
5   The Director may provide costs of travel at $0.12 per kilometre for 
a full-time learner to travel to an approved training program, where the 
full-time learner cannot reasonably be expected to use public 
transportation or where there is no public transportation and where
	(a)	the learner resides in a different community from the place of 
training and it is more economical to commute than to 
relocate to the place of training,
	(b)	the benefit is essential to coordinate transportation where the 
cohabiting partner requires a vehicle for employment, or
	(c)	the benefit is essential to coordinate the transportation of 
children to daycare.
Handicap benefit
6   The Director may provide to a member of a household unit who is 
severely handicapped as defined under the Assured Income for the 
Severely Handicapped Act an amount of $175 per month if the member 
is not eligible to receive an old age security benefit under the Old Age 
Security Act (Canada).
Child care
7(1)  In this section, "work-related activity" means
	(a)	working or actively looking for work,
	(b)	participating in a work search program,
	(c)	attending an approved training program or participating in a 
program required by the Director,
	(d)	attending an approved treatment program, or
	(e)	travelling to and from the activity for a reasonable period of 
time.
(2)  Where
	(a)	there are 2 adult members of the household unit and both are 
engaged in a work-related activity at the same time,
	(b)	there is only one adult member of the household unit and that 
person is engaged in a work-related activity, or
	(c)	a physician or psychologist has determined that the provision 
of child care is in the best interests of the child,
the Director may, for the time required, provide to the household unit 
the actual costs of the most economical and reasonable means of child 
care in accordance with the following:
	(d)	for daycare or a licensed family day home, the parent portion 
of the subsidized daycare rate for each dependent child and 
the costs of required daycare deposits or application fees;
	(e)	for private child care, the actual cost to the maximum rates 
established by the Minister, if subsidized child care is not 
available or not appropriate, for each dependent child 
requiring care;
	(f)	for child care provided by a relative, the actual cost up to 
$150 per month per dependent child.
(3) A payment under subsection (2)(e) and (f) may not be made where 
the child care is being provided by a parent, step-parent, a person 
having custody of the dependent child or a person living in the same 
residence as the child. 
Earnings replacement
8   The Director shall provide $50 per month to a household unit in the 
expected to work or working category where all expected to work adult 
members of the unit are, in the opinion of the Director, temporarily 
unable to work because of
	(a)	a temporary health problem of 6 months' duration or less,
	(b)	being the primary caretaker of a child 6 months old or less, or
	(c)	any other circumstances that in the opinion of the Director 
make the person temporarily unavailable for work.
Isolated community allowance
9   Where a household unit resides in a permanent community that 
does not have all-season road access, the Director may provide an 
allowance of $40 per month for each member of the unit.
High cost community modifier
10   Where a household unit designated in the full-time learner 
category resides within the urban services area of the regional 
municipality of Wood-Buffalo (Fort McMurray), other than in social 
housing, and where the household unit is eligible to receive the shelter 
amount in Table B of Schedule 1, the Director shall provide an 
additional shelter allowance of $300 per month.
Additional shelter allowance
11(1)  The Director may provide one only of the additional shelter 
allowances in the circumstances in subsection (2), (3) or (4).
(2)  Where, in the case of a household unit of 6 or more persons, 
suitable accommodation cannot be obtained for the maximum core 
shelter payments, the Director may provide up to $300 per month for 
the additional shelter cost.
(3)  Where an applicant, a recipient or a member of the household unit 
is disabled and is living in accommodation that has been adapted for 
that person's particular disability, and the maximum core shelter 
payments are inadequate, the Director may provide up to $300 per 
month for the additional shelter cost.
(4)  Where a physician provides a written opinion that the physical 
health, or a psychologist or psychiatrist provides a written opinion that 
the mental health of a member of the household unit would be 
endangered by a move, and the maximum core shelter payment is 
inadequate, the Director may provide up to $300 per month for the 
additional shelter cost
	(a)	for a period of not more than 3 months, and
	(b)	renew the amount for subsequent 3-month periods if the 
Director is satisfied that the condition continues to exist.
Applicants or recipients ineligible for National Child Benefit Supplement
12(1)  In this section, "replacement allowance" means a payment 
calculated by subtracting
	(a)	the amount of the National Child Benefit Supplement that the 
applicant or recipient received
from
	(b)	the maximum amount of the National Child Benefit 
Supplement that an applicant or a recipient would, but for 
meeting a condition in subsection (2), be receiving or be 
eligible to receive.
(2)  Where an applicant or a recipient is not eligible for or not 
receiving part or all of the National Child Benefit Supplement because 
the applicant or recipient
	(a)	will not receive a Canada Child Tax Benefit for the month a 
child is born or added to the file,
	(b)	is not eligible for a Canada Child Tax Benefit due to the 
current immigration status of that person,
	(c)	received income in the previous calendar year in an amount 
that makes the person ineligible for the maximum Canada 
Child Tax Benefit,
	(d)	is repaying an overpayment of a Canada Child Tax Benefit  
that, in the opinion of the Director, is creating or will create 
financial hardship for the applicant or recipient, or
	(e)	is not eligible for a Canada Child Tax Benefit in respect of a 
dependent child referred to in section 1(1)(j)(ii) of the 
Regulation,
the Director may provide to the applicant or recipient a replacement 
allowance.
(3)  If subsection (2)(a) applies, the applicant or recipient shall receive 
a prorated portion from the date of the addition of the child for that 
month and full replacement allowance for subsequent months.
(4)  The Director may provide the payment under subsection (2)(d) for 
such period as the Director considers necessary.
Personal needs supplement
13(1)  The Director may provide a personal needs supplement in the 
amount of $78 per month
	(a)	to each adult member of a household unit designated in the 
not expected to work category, and
	(b)	to each adult member in a household unit designated in the 
full-time learner category if
	(i)	the member designated a full-time learner also meets 
the requirements of section 2(3) of the Regulation,
	(ii)	the other adult member is designated not expected to 
work, and
	(iii)	the household unit does not have any dependent 
children.
(2)  An allowance under subsection (1) may not be paid to a person 
receiving a core essential allowance under Schedule 1, section 1(4) or 
to a person who lives in an institution designated by the Director for 
the purpose of this clause and who receives a handicap benefit under 
section 6.
Other continuous needs
14   In addition to the items provided in sections 1 to 11, the Minister 
may, from time to time, provide any other thing or service the Minister 
considers to be a necessity for such period as the Minister considers 
necessary.
Schedule 3  
 
Non-continuous Supplementary Payments
Funeral services
1   The Director may pay for the cost of funeral services at rates 
determined in agreements between the Minister and the Alberta 
Funeral Services Association and the Independent Funeral Directors 
Association of Alberta for persons who die or are buried in Alberta, 
where financial resources are inadequate and there are no other means 
to pay for the funeral costs.
Damage deposit
2   The Director may provide an allowance to an applicant or a 
recipient for any damage deposit necessary to obtain rental 
accommodation up to the maximum core shelter payments
	(a)	where the applicant or recipient leaves his or her cohabiting 
partner, because of the partner's abuse of the applicant or 
recipient, or of a dependent child, or
	(b)	where the applicant or recipient is 55 years of age or older 
and leaves a person with whom the applicant or recipient has 
been living because of that person's abuse of the applicant or 
recipient.
Escaping violence
3(1)  The Director may provide an allowance of $1000 where the 
applicant or recipient leaves his or her cohabiting partner because of 
that partner's abuse of the applicant or recipient, or of a dependent 
child, and the applicant or recipient is establishing a residence.
(2)  The allowance under subsection (1) may only be issued once in the 
lifetime of the applicant or recipient unless the Director determines 
that an additional allowance may be paid.
Community start-up allowance
4(1)  Where an applicant or a recipient has been residing in an 
institution and is leaving the institution to establish a residence in the 
community, the Director may provide an allowance of up to $1000 for 
the cost of establishing a residence.
(2)  The allowance under subsection (1) may be issued only once in the 
lifetime of the applicant or recipient.
Non-emergency travel
5   Where a member of the household unit must travel
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, insured health services 
under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act,
	(b)	to receive treatment in a residential facility operated or 
funded by the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission 
for problem gambling or alcohol or drug abuse,
	(c)	to appear in court if required by the Department, or
	(d)	to comply with a court order or the request of the Director for 
DNA testing,
the Director may provide an allowance to cover the actual cost of the 
most economical means of public transportation for the member and 
any other member of the household unit who must accompany the 
member or, where the individual cannot reasonably be expected to use 
public transportation or there is no public transportation, an allowance 
of $0.12 per kilometre travelled or the actual cost of a taxi.
Non-emergency accommodation
6   Where a member of the household unit is required to travel and to 
stay overnight
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, insured health services 
under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act,
	(b)	to appear in court if required by the Department, or
	(c)	to comply with a court order or the request of the Director for 
DNA testing,
the Director may provide an allowance to cover the actual cost of 
reasonable accommodation as approved by the Director for the 
member and any other member of the household unit who must 
accompany the member.
Non-emergency food
7   Where a member of the household unit must travel for more than a 
24-hour period
	(a)	to receive, on a non-emergency basis, insured health services 
under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act,
	(b)	to appear in court if required by the Department, or
	(c)	to comply with a court order or the request of the Director for 
DNA testing,
the Director may provide for the member and any other member of the 
household unit who must accompany the member an allowance of $10 
per day for an adult and $5 per day for a child.
Child care
8   Where a member of the household unit must travel
	(a)	to receive or accompany another member of the household 
unit to receive a non-emergency insured health service under 
the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act,
	(b)	to appear in court if required by the Department, or
	(c)	to comply with a court order or the request of the Director for 
DNA testing,
and it would be unreasonable to expect a child of the household unit to 
accompany the parent, and no other adult member of the household 
unit is available to provide child care, the Director may provide an 
allowance, not exceeding an amount payable under section 7(2) of 
Schedule 2, for the cost of the child care.
Natal allowance
9   Where a member of the household unit is at least 36 weeks 
pregnant or has given birth and the infant is not more than 6 months 
old, the Director may provide an allowance of $250 per infant for the 
cost of needed infant clothing, toiletries, crib, mattress, bedding, high 
chair, stroller and infant car seat.
Children school expense
10(1)  Where a dependent child member of a household unit is 
registered in and attending an early childhood services program or an 
elementary, junior high or high school in Alberta, the Director may 
provide an allowance for the fees and costs associated with school 
attendance in the amount of
	(a)	$50 a year per child 4 or 5 years old;
	(b)	$100 a year per child 6 to 11 years old;
	(c)	$175 a year per child 12 years old or older.
(2)  Where the Director considers it appropriate, the Director may 
instead of providing an allowance under subsection (1) provide an 
allowance based on the grade level of student, as follows:
	(a)	$50 a year per child in an early childhood services program;
	(b)	$100 a year per child in grades 1 to 6;
	(c)	$175 a year per child in grades 7 to 12.
Relocation costs
11   The Director may provide actual moving costs, including costs for 
moving the household unit's household goods, appliances and 
furniture, using the most economical and reasonable means, where a 
residential move is essential under the following circumstances:
	(a)	notwithstanding section 1(1)(h) of Schedule 1, an adult 
member of the household unit is accepting confirmed 
full-time employment in Alberta or Canada that assures 
reasonable future financial independence;
	(b)	the household unit moves to another province or territory of 
Canada for financial or social support or both;
	(c)	notwithstanding section 1(1)(h) of Schedule 1, the applicant 
or recipient leaves a cohabiting partner because of that 
partner's abuse of the applicant or recipient or his or her 
dependent children and moves within Alberta or Canada for 
the safety of himself or herself and the dependent children.
Employment training and transition supports
12   Where an adult member of a household unit
	(a)	is seeking employment or has a job offer, or
	(b)	is applying for or participating in an approved training 
program or any other training or employment program 
required by the Director, including an employment 
preparation program,
the Director may provide an allowance to a maximum of $300 per 
adult in the household unit per calendar year to cover costs, including 
but not limited to application, deposit, registration or testing fees 
required before the start of classes in an approved training program or 
a program referred to in clause (b) and costs associated with operating 
a vehicle, and costs for work clothing and transportation.
Employment maintenance allowance
13   The Director may provide an adult member of a household unit 
who is employed and has one or more dependent children an allowance 
of $120 per calendar year to assist the member in maintaining 
employment.
Utilities
14(1)  Where, in order to be provided with utilities, an applicant or a 
recipient must pay
	(a)	a connection charge,
	(b)	a reconnection charge, or
	(c)	a deposit,
the Director may provide an allowance for the cost of the charge or 
deposit.
(2)  An allowance under this section may not be provided for the 
purpose of paying an unpaid utilities bill.
(3)  In this section, "utilities" does not include a telephone.
Medical/surgical equipment and/or supplies
15   Where a member of the household unit requires medical or 
surgical items that are not covered under any other program or 
resource, the Minister may provide the actual costs of the most 
economical item to a maximum of $2000 if a physician provides a 
written opinion that the item is essential for the medical management 
of the individual's condition.
AADAC allowance
16   Where a member of the household unit requires treatment in a 
residential facility operated or funded by the Alberta Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Commission, for problem gambling or alcohol or drug abuse, 
the Director may provide an allowance of $15 per day for the duration 
of the treatment program.
Emergency allowance
17(1)  Where, due to circumstances that are beyond the control of the 
applicant or recipient, the applicant or recipient is, in the opinion of the 
Director, in a situation that presents a serious health or safety risk to a 
member of the household unit, and the member cannot wait until the 
next payment date, the Director may provide one or more of the 
following allowances in accordance with the following:
	(a)	replacement clothes, to a maximum of $214 for each adult 
and $160 for each dependent child in the household unit;
	(b)	food
	(i)	in the amount of $10 per day for an adult and $5 per day 
for a dependent child where the individual is outside of 
the community where he or she resides for more than a 
24-hour period, or
	(ii)	in the amount of $22 per month for each adult in the 
household unit and $14 per month for each dependent 
child in the household unit if they are within the 
community where they reside;
	(c)	an allowance, not exceeding an amount payable under 
section 7(2) of Schedule 2, for the cost of child care for 
children in circumstances where no other adult member of 
the household unit is available to provide child care;
	(d)	the actual cost of reasonable accommodation as approved by 
the Director for up to 2 weeks or until alternate 
accommodation is found;
	(e)	where an applicant or a recipient or member of the household 
unit is required to travel to a place of safety, an allowance to 
cover the actual cost of the most economical means of public 
transportation approved by the Director or where the 
individual cannot reasonably be expected to use public 
transportation or there is no public transportation, an 
allowance of $0.12 per kilometre travelled or the actual cost 
of a taxi;
	(f)	the actual cost of essential repairs to the home and major 
appliances owned by the applicant or recipient;
	(g)	the actual cost for the purpose of paying unpaid utility bills;
	(h)	an amount not to exceed $1000 to cover goods and services 
required on an emergency basis.
(2)  An applicant or a recipient is eligible for an allowance under 
subsection (1)(h) only once in respect of each set of circumstances.
Applicants or recipients eligible but not receiving National Child Benefit 
Supplement
18(1)  In this section, "replacement allowance" means a payment 
calculated by subtracting
	(a)	the amount of the National Child Benefit Supplement that the 
applicant or recipient received
from
	(b)	the maximum amount of the National Child Benefit 
Supplement that an applicant or a recipient is eligible to 
receive.
(2)  If an applicant or a recipient who is eligible to receive the Canada 
Child Tax Benefit does not receive the maximum National Child 
Benefit Supplement for which he or she is eligible because the 
applicant or recipient
	(a)	did not file but intends to file an income tax return for the 
previous calendar year, or
	(b)	had notified the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
	(i)	of an additional dependent child,
	(ii)	of a change in immigration status, or
	(iii)	that the applicant or recipient has lived separate and 
apart from his or her spouse or common-law partner, as 
defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada), for a period of 
90 days because of a breakdown in the relationship,
the Director may provide a replacement allowance to an applicant or a 
recipient.
Other non-continuous needs
19   In addition to the items provided in sections 1 to 18, the Minister 
may, from time to time, provide any other thing or service the Minister 
considers to be a necessity for such period as the Minister considers 
necessary.
Schedule 4  
 
Income Threshold Levels for Determination  
of Part-time Training Benefits
Family Size
Gross Income
Single
$14 100
Single parent 1 child/Couple no children
23 300
Single parent 2 children/2 parents 1 child
31 900
Single parent 3 children/2 parents 2 children
37 800
Single parent 4 children/2 parents 3 children
43 700
Single parent 5 children/2 parents 4 children
48 600
Single parent 6 children/2 parents 5 children
53 000
Single parent 7 children/2 parents 6 children
56 800
Single parent 8 children/2 parents 7 children
60 100


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Alberta Regulation 61/2004
Income and Employment Supports Act
CHILD AND ADULT SUPPORT SERVICES REGULATION
Filed: March 29, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 141/2004) on March 29, 2004 
pursuant to section 33 of the Income and Employment Supports Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Assistance
	2	Notices
	3	When rights may be exercised under section 29
	4	Acting under section 30
	5	Additional steps
	6	Costs
	7	Repeal
	8	Expiry
	9	Coming into force
Assistance
1   The Social Development Act is specified as an enactment for the 
purposes of section 28(a) of the Act.
Notices
2(1)  When the Director exercises an authority under section 29(3) of 
the Act, except under clauses (f) and (g), the Director must provide 
notice in any manner, including orally, that in the opinion of the 
Director is likely to bring the matter to the attention of the person who 
is or may be entitled to support.
(2)  Notice for the purpose of section 29(3)(f) of the Act must be in 
writing.
(3)  Notice is not required for the purpose of section 29(3)(g) of the 
Act.
(4)  Where a notice under this section is made in writing, the notice 
may be sent by ordinary mail to the last known address of the person 
according to the records of the Department of Human Resources and 
Employment.
When rights may be exercised under section 29
3(1)  Section 29(6)(a) of the Act does not prevent a person in receipt of 
assistance from
	(a)	initiating or responding to a proceeding under the Divorce 
Act (Canada), or
	(b)	initiating or responding to an application for variation for 
arrears owing to the person for any period during which the 
person was not in receipt of assistance,
but if the proceeding or application involves the person taking steps 
referred to in section 29(3) of the Act, the person must notify the 
Director within 2 days of initiating or receiving notice of the 
proceeding or application.
(2)  A person who
	(a)	has taken steps referred to in section 29(3) of the Act and 
subsequently becomes in receipt of assistance, or
	(b)	is in receipt of assistance
may, on notification to the Director, on receipt of the consent of the 
Director and subject to any conditions imposed by the Director, 
continue or initiate any steps referred to in section 29(3) of the Act.
(3)  Where a person has initiated or responded to an application or 
proceeding referred to in subsection (1)(a) and for that purpose the 
person is taking any of the steps referred to in section 29(3) of the Act, 
the Director may, at any time, exercise any authority under section 
29(3) of the Act.
(4)  The Director may, at any time,
	(a)	despite subsection (2), exercise any authority under section 
29(3) of the Act, or
	(b)	withdraw his or her consent given under subsection (2).
Acting under section 30
4(1)  In this section, "suitable case" means
	(a)	in the opinion of the Director after having completed an 
assessment of information made available to the Director by 
the applicant, the Director considers that the provision of the 
service is appropriate, and
	(b)	in the opinion of the Director, the services provided will not 
reduce the Director's ability to provide services under section 
29.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), the Director may act under section 30 of 
the Act with respect to a person not receiving assistance under the Act 
only if, in the opinion of the Director,
	(a)	the person has insufficient financial resources to enable the 
person to make an application for determination of paternity 
or support or both, and
	(b)	the matter is a suitable case.
(3)  If the Director
	(a)	has acted under section 29 of the Act with respect to a 
person, or
	(b)	has acted with respect to a person who had previously 
qualified under subsection (2)
and the Director is no longer doing so, the Director may take such 
action under section 30 as is necessary for the efficient transfer of the 
control of the matter to the person or that person's legal counsel, 
including the transfer of information that has been collected for the 
conduct of the matter.
Additional steps
5(1)  For the purposes of sections 29(3)(i) and 30(1)(e) of the Act, the 
Director may take, but is not limited to, the following steps:
	(a)	undertake investigations or otherwise make inquiries in order 
to
	(i)	determine the whereabouts of a person who is or may be 
responsible to pay support, or
	(ii)	acquire information about a person who is or may be 
responsible to pay support that is necessary to obtain or 
enforce support orders or agreements
		and during the course of the investigation or inquiries, 
disclose only such information as is necessary to identify the 
person who may be responsible for support;
	(b)	give each party information that is necessary to take action 
under sections 29 and 30;
	(c)	refer persons to specified DNA testers for the purpose of 
determining parentage;
	(d)	for the purposes of sections 29 and 30 of the Act, appear and 
make representations in court.
(2)  The Director may collect and use the information obtained under 
subsection (1) to the extent necessary to act under sections 29(3)(i) and 
30(1)(e).
Costs
6   Costs against the Crown in right of Alberta with respect to 
proceedings under Part 5 of the Act are limited to the reimbursement 
of DNA testing costs, excluding GST, paid by a respondent when
	(a)	the results of the testing determine that the respondent is not 
the person responsible for child support, and
	(b)	the respondent has requested reimbursement.
Repeal
7   The Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation (AR 315/83) is 
amended by repealing section 6.
Expiry
8   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2010.
Coming into force
9   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2004.



Alberta Regulation 62/2004
Municipal Government Act
SUPPLEMENTARY ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 30, 2004
Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:020/04) on March 23, 2004 
pursuant to section 276 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Supplementary Accounting Principles and 
Standards Regulation (AR 313/2000) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "July 1, 2004" and 
substituting "July 1, 2009".


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Alberta Regulation 63/2004
Victims of Crime Act
VICTIMS OF CRIME REGULATION
Filed: March 31, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 146/2004) on March 31, 2004 
pursuant to section 17 of the Victims of Crime Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Financial Benefits
	2	Eligible offences
	3	Application for financial benefits
	4	Contributory action by victim
	5	Pre-existing medical condition
	6	Matters affecting determination of financial benefits
	7	Criminal conduct
	8	Financial benefits
	9	CICA reviews
	10	Reviews
	11	Information
Part 2 
Financial Matters Concerning the Fund
	12	Surcharge
	13	Fund payment request
Part 3 
Grants
	14	Application for grant
	15	Agreement
	16	Payment of grant
	17	Conditions of grant
	18	Accounting for use of grant
Part 4 
Transitional, Repeals, Expiry and 
Coming into Force
	19	Transitional
	20	Repeal
	21	Expiry
	22	Coming into force 

		Schedules
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Victims of Crime Act;
	(b)	"Committee" means the Victims of Crime Programs 
Committee;
	(c)	"The Crimes Compensation Board" means The Crimes 
Compensation Board under Criminal Injuries Compensation 
Act, RSA 1980 cC-33;
	(d)	"Director" means the Director under the Act;
	(e)	"financial benefits" means financial benefits referred to in 
sections 12 and 13 of the Act;
	(f)	"Fund" means the Victims of Crime Fund;
	(g)	"Review Board" means the Criminal Injuries Review Board.
Part 1 
Financial Benefits
Eligible offences
2   The offences under the Criminal Code (Canada) listed in Schedule 
1 are offences with respect to which an application may be made for 
financial benefits.
Application for financial benefits
3(1)  An application for financial benefits must be made in writing in a 
form approved by the Director pursuant to section 12 of the Act.
(2)  If
	(a)	a victim in respect of the victim's injury, or
	(b)	a dependant or another person who is eligible for financial 
benefits in respect of the victim's death
is under 18 years of age, the application may be made on behalf of that 
person by a parent or guardian of the person.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the Director is satisfied that a 
person who is under the age of 18 years is living independent of a 
parent or guardian, that person, on that person's own behalf, may apply 
for financial benefits.
(4)  The applicant for financial benefits must provide all the 
information required by the Director respecting the injuries, the 
circumstances under which the injuries were acquired and the nature of 
the injuries and must authorize the Director to acquire that information.
(5)  If an applicant has received financial benefits with respect to an 
eligible offence and the applicant develops a new injury or the effect of 
an injury arising from that eligible offence becomes worse,
	(a)	section 12 of the Act applies to an application for further 
financial benefits, and
	(b)	the Director must consider the amount of and the reason for 
the financial benefits already paid and offset that amount 
where any further financial benefits are to be paid.
Contributory action by victim
4   If, in the opinion of the Director, the victim's conduct directly or 
indirectly contributed to the victim's injury or death, the Director may, 
depending on the conduct and how the conduct contributed to the 
injury,
	(a)	reduce the financial benefits payable in respect of that victim 
by 25%, 50% or 75% as the Director considers reasonable, or
	(b)	deny financial benefits in total in respect of that victim where 
the Director is of the opinion that the conduct warrants the 
denial of financial benefits.
Pre-existing medical condition
5   If, in the opinion of the Director, a portion or all of the suffering by 
a victim arising from the injuries of the victim is attributable to a 
pre-existing medical condition of the victim and the victim was 
suffering due to that pre-existing medical condition prior to the injury 
occurring, the Director may, based on the amount of suffering 
attributable to the pre-existing medical condition,
	(a)	reduce the financial benefits payable in respect of that victim 
by 25%, 50% or 75% as the Director considers reasonable, or
	(b)	deny financial benefits in total payable in respect of that 
victim.
Matters affecting determination of financial benefits
6(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"proper action" means, with respect to an injury, doing the 
following:
	(i)	acting in a prompt manner to seek treatment;
	(ii)	taking reasonable steps to acquire the appropriate 
treatment;
	(iii)	following, in a reasonable and responsible manner, the 
treatment prescribed;
	(iv)	taking reasonable steps to mitigate the injuries suffered;
	(b)	"treatment" means, with respect to an injury, treatment as 
prescribed by a physician, dentist or other health professional 
who is recognized in the health care community or by the 
Director as a person qualified to prescribe the appropriate 
treatment.
(2)  The Director may deny financial benefits in respect of a victim 
where the Director is of the opinion that the victim failed to take 
proper action with respect to the victim's injuries.
(3)  The Director may refuse to pay financial benefits with respect to 
any complication arising out of the victim's failure to take proper 
action in relation to the victim's injuries.
(4)  The Director may, in the case of injuries arising out of a series of 
related or recurrent incidents, deal with the matter as if the related or 
recurrent incidents constituted one incident.
Criminal conduct
7(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"application" means an application made for financial 
benefits;
	(b)	"conduct period" means the period commencing 60 months 
immediately proceeding the date of the offence in respect of 
which an application is made by or in respect of a victim and 
concluding not later than 60 months immediately following 
the date of the offence in respect of which the application 
was made;
	(c)	"convicted of" includes, when used in reference to an 
offence, a guilty plea to an offence;
	(d)	"conviction" means a conviction for an offence and includes 
a guilty plea to an offence;
	(e)	"offence" means an offence referred to in Schedule 2;
	(f)	"sentence" means, with respect to a conviction, the sentence 
ordered by the court;
	(g)	"victim" means the person in respect of whom an application 
for financial benefits is made.
(2)  If a victim has been convicted of an offence within the conduct 
period, the Director shall assess against that victim 5 points for each 
offence for which the victim has been convicted during the conduct 
period.
(3)  If a victim has served a sentence or a portion of a sentence within 
the conduct period, the Director shall assess against that victim one 
point for each year of any sentence served by that victim during the 
conduct period.
(4)  In determining the number of points to be assessed against a 
person under subsection (2), the Director shall not take into 
consideration any conviction that took place while the person was 
younger than 16 years of age.
(5)  In determining the number of points to be assessed against a 
person under subsection (3), the Director shall not take into 
consideration
	(a)	the first 2 years of the total amount of sentence served by the 
person during the conduct period, or
	(b)	any sentence or portion of a sentence served by the person 
while that person was under the age of 16 years.
(6)  Where a victim has been assessed points under this section, the 
Director may, if the victim has been assessed 12 or more points in total 
for the conduct period, deny financial benefits payable in respect of 
that victim.
(7)  This section applies in respect of a victim even though the victim's 
conduct may not or did not directly or indirectly contribute to the 
victim's injury or death.
Financial benefits
8(1)  The injuries for which financial benefits are payable are the 
injuries listed in Schedule 3.
(2)  The amount of the financial benefits payable for injuries listed in 
Schedule 3 are the amounts listed in Schedule 4.
(3)  In determining the amount of financial benefits payable, the 
Director shall take into account the severity of the injury as provided 
for under Schedule 3.
(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the maximum number of injuries 
for which a victim is eligible to receive financial benefits is 3 and the 
maximum financial benefits payable in aggregate to a victim for all of 
the victim's injuries is $110 000 in total.
(5)  Where a victim suffers an injury, whether or not the injury is listed 
in Schedule 3, the Director may send the victim to a physician, dentist 
or other health professional selected by the Director to diagnose the 
injury.
(6)  Where a victim suffers an injury that is not listed in Schedule 3, 
the Director may seek the advice of any physician, dentist or other 
health professional in order to determine the relative severity of the 
injury.
(7)  Regardless of the number of eligible recipients of financial 
benefits that exist in respect of a victim's death, the maximum amount 
payable in aggregate to all of the recipients as a death benefit is 
$12 500 in total.
(8)  Financial benefits described in subsection (4) or (7) may be paid to 
the applicant or, at the discretion of the Director, to other eligible 
persons.
CICA reviews
9   Notwithstanding section 8(2), if under section 15 of the Act an 
order by The Crimes Compensation Board for periodic payments is to 
be converted to final payment of financial benefits under the Victims of 
Crime Act, the Director may, with the approval of the Minister, 
authorize financial benefits that are different from the amount listed in 
Schedule 4.
Reviews
10(1)  A request for a review to the Review Board must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	state the grounds for the review, and
	(c)	include the mailing address of the person applying for the 
review.
(2)  On receipt of a request for a review, the Review Board must deal 
with the review as provided for under sections 7.1 and 14 of the Act.
(3)  A hearing of a review may be held in public and may proceed even 
if the person requesting the review is not present.
(4)  The proceedings at a hearing must be recorded.
(5)  A decision of the Review Board must be in writing.
Information
11(1)  In this section, a reference to the Review Board includes a 
reference to the chair and the other members of the Review Board.
(2)  For the purposes of conducting reviews by the Review Board and 
carrying out duties ancillary to conducting reviews, the Review Board 
may collect, use and disclose information, including personal 
information, in the same manner and subject to the same terms and 
restrictions as that imposed on the Director or otherwise provided for 
under section 13.1 of the Act.
(3)  In the case of information referred to in section 13.1(2) of the Act,
	(a)	before the Director discloses any of that information other 
than to the Review Board, the Director must, or
	(b)	before the Review Board discloses any of that information 
other than to the Director, the Review Board must,
consult with the source from which the information was collected.
Part 2 
Financial Matters Concerning the Fund
Surcharge
12   The amount of a surcharge that is to be paid into the Fund is an 
amount that is equivalent to 15% of the fine, rounded down to the 
nearest dollar, imposed on a person convicted of an offence.
Fund payment request
13   The Minister may request that payment from the Fund be made
	(a)	for grants under Part 3;
	(b)	for costs that, in the opinion of the Minister, are incurred by 
the Committee and Review Board in carrying out their duties 
under the Act;
	(c)	for remuneration of and expenses incurred by
	(i)	the Committee, in an amount authorized under section 
5(3) of the Act, and
	(ii)	the Review Board, in an amount authorized under 
section 7(5) of the Act;
	(d)	for financial benefits payable under the Act and this 
Regulation;
	(e)	for costs that, in the opinion of the Minister, are incurred in 
the administration of the Act.
Part 3 
Grants
Application for grant
14(1)  A person who provides or proposes to provide a program that 
consists of services that benefit victims or a class or classes of victims 
during their involvement with the criminal justice process may apply 
for a grant in a form acceptable to the Minister.
(2)  In addition to the information required in an application under 
subsection (1), an applicant must provide any other information 
requested by the Minister.
Agreement
15   The Minister may, at any time, require an applicant to enter into 
an agreement with respect to the terms and conditions of a grant and 
any matter relating to the payment or repayment of a grant.
Payment of grant
16   If the Minister authorizes the payment of a grant, the grant may, 
in accordance with the authorization, be paid
	(a)	in a lump sum or in instalments, and
	(b)	at the time or times specified.
Conditions of grant
17(1)  A person who receives a grant must use the grant
	(a)	only for the program described in the application and 
authorized by the Minister, or
	(b)	if the original program described in the application is varied 
and the variation is agreed to by the person and by the 
Minister, only for the program as varied.
(2)  If a grant is not used by a person in accordance with subsection 
(1), the Minister may require that the person repay the grant in whole 
or in part to the Fund.
(3)  If a person does not use all the grant paid to that person for the 
program referred to in subsection (1), that person must return the 
unused portion of the grant to the Fund, unless otherwise directed by 
the Minister.
Accounting for use of grant
18   A person who receives a grant must, when required by the 
Minister, provide evidence in a form and manner satisfactory to the 
Minister of how the grant was used.
Part 4 
Transitional, Repeals, Expiry and 
Coming into Force
Transitional
19(1)  In this section, "former regulations" means the following:
	(a)	the Victims' Benefits Regulation (AR 201/97);
	(b)	the Victims' Programs Regulation (AR 135/97).
(2)  Where
	(a)	an application for financial benefits has been made under the 
former Regulations,
	(b)	a review has been commenced under the former Regulations, 
or
	(c)	a review of an application dealt with under the former 
regulations has been commenced under this Regulation,
the matter is to be dealt with under the former Regulations in the same 
manner as if the former Regulations were still in force.
Repeal
20   The following regulations are repealed:
	(a)	the Victims' Benefits Regulation (AR 201/97);
	(b)	the Victims' Programs Regulation (AR 135/97).
Expiry
21   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on June 1, 2011.
Coming into force
22   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2004.
Schedule 1 
Eligible Offences 

Section of Criminal	Description of Offence
Code (Canada)
65	taking part in a riot
76	hijacking of aircraft
77	endangering safety of aircraft in 
   flight
78	taking on board a civilian aircraft 
   offensive weapons or explosive 
   substances
80	failure to take reasonable care in 
   respect of explosives where death 
   or bodily harm results
81(1)		intentionally causing death or bodily 
   harm by explosive substance
86(2)	careless use of firearm
151	sexual interference
152	invitation to sexual touching
153	sexual exploitation
155	incest
159	anal intercourse
160	bestiality
163.1	child pornography
170	parent or guardian procuring sexual 
   activity
173	indecent acts
175	causing disturbance, indecent 
   exhibition, loitering, etc.
212	procuring
215	failure to provide necessaries
218	abandoning child
220	causing death by criminal 
   negligence (excluding motor 
   vehicle related offences)
221	causing bodily harm by criminal 
   negligence (excluding motor 
   vehicle related offences)
235	murder
236	manslaughter
239	attempted murder
244	causing bodily harm with intent
245	administering noxious substance
246	overcoming resistance to 
   commission of offence
247	setting traps likely to cause death or 
   bodily harm
248	interfering with transportation 
   facilities
262	impeding attempt to save life
264	criminal harassment
266	assault
267	assault causing bodily harm; assault 
   with a weapon
268	aggravated assault
269	unlawfully causing bodily harm
269.1	torture
270	assaulting a peace officer
271	sexual assault
272	sexual assault with a weapon, threats 
   to a third party or causing bodily 
   harm
273	aggravated sexual assault
273.3	removal of child from Canada for 
   sexual purpose
279	kidnapping / illegal confinement
279.1	hostage taking
280	abduction of person under 16
281	abduction of person under 14
344	robbery
346	extortion
423	intimidation
423.1	intimidation of justice system 
   participant
430(2)	mischief causing actual danger to 
   life
433	arson
Schedule 2 
Criminal Conduct Offences
1   Any of the following offences under the Criminal Code (Canada):
Section of Criminal	Description of Offence
Code (Canada)
46	treason
52	sabotage
64	riot
83.02	providing/collecting property for 
   terrorist activity
83.03	providing property/services for 
   terrorism
83.04	using or possessing property for 
   terrorism
83.18	participation in a terrorist group
83.19	facilitating terrorist activity
83.2	commission of offence for terrorist 
   group
83.21	instructing activity for a terrorist 
   group
83.22	instructing terrorist activity
83.23	harbouring/concealing a terrorist
85	use of firearm in an offence
87	pointing a firearm
88	possessing weapon for dangerous 
   purpose
89	carrying weapon at public meeting
90	carrying concealed weapon
96	possession of weapon obtained by 
   commission of an offence
99	weapons trafficking
100	possession for purposes of weapons 
   trafficking
103	import/export unauthorized weapons
104	unauthorized import/export of 
   weapons
117.01	weapons possession contrary to 
   order
144	prison breach
145	escape and being at large
146	permitting or assisting escape
171	householder permitting sexual 
   activity (with a minor)
179	vagrancy
210	keeping a bawdy-house
213	solicitation for prostitution
233	infanticide
240	accessory after fact to murder
264.1	uttering threats
282	abduction contrary to custody order
283	abduction
318	advocating genocide
319	public incitement of hatred
348	breaking and entering
349	being unlawfully in dwelling-house
351	possession of break-in instrument
354	possession of property obtained by 
   crime
357	bringing into Canada property 
   obtained by crime
462.31	laundering proceeds of crime
463	attempts, accessories
464	counselling offence
465	conspiracy
467.11	participation in activities of criminal 
   organization
467.12	commission of offence for criminal 
   organization
467.13	instructing commission of offence 
   for criminal organization
2   Any offence listed in Schedule 1.
3   Any offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
(Canada).
4   Any offence under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes 
Act (Canada).
Schedule 3 
Injury Schedule
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"face" means the area in front of the ears and from the line of 
the jaw to and including the forehead;
	(b)	"muscle grade" refers to the American Spinal Injury 
Association's 5 point Motor Index scale of grading muscle 
strength or weakness with the strength of 5 considered 
normal and 0 considered paralysis;
	(c)	"site" means the head, neck, torso or any limb;
	(d)	"surgery" means surgical procedures generally performed in 
an operating room but does not include procedures 
commonly performed in an Emergency Department or a 
physician's office.
General principles
2   The following principles are to be applied with respect to making a 
determination under this Schedule:
	(a)	all injuries must be verified and be a direct result of the 
offence committed against the victim and verified by a 
medical professional with the qualifications appropriate to 
the injury;
	(b)	removable prosthetic devices and aids such as eye glasses, 
dentures and prosthetic limbs are considered property and are 
not eligible for financial benefits;
	(c)	residual effects of injuries are to be assessed at the point of 
maximum medical improvement (MMI) as determined by a 
medical professional with the qualifications appropriate to 
the injury;
	(d)	lacerations and burns include any resulting scarring or 
disfigurement and any reduced mobility due to scarring;
	(e)	awards for injuries to underlying structures are inclusive of 
the related external structure injury or incisions for treatment 
or exploration;
	(f)	injuries with severity scores under 2.500 may be combined to 
a maximum severity score of 7.00 and awarded as a single 
injury of "multiple minor injuries";
	(g)	the more severe neurological and psychological injuries 
include the less severe injuries or symptoms within the same 
group of injuries.
3   The severity of an injury is to be determined using the following 
table:
INJURY SEVERITY
Amputation
Head
Ear, partial	14.255
Ears (over 25%)	28.510
Ears, partial, bilateral	21.383
Ear, bilateral (over 25% of each)	42.766
Nose, partial	17.611
Nose (over 25%)	35.222
Lower limb
Foot	40.200
Feet, bilateral	60.300
Leg, below knee	52.159
Leg, above knee	67.962
Legs, bilateral	90.091
Toe(s), one foot	12.283
Toes, bilateral	18.425
Upper limb
Arm or hand, below elbow	55.634
Arm, above elbow	109.237
Arms or hands, bilateral	123.699
Finger, one joint	10.326
Finger	20.651
Fingers, multiple, one hand	41.303
Fingers, multiple, bilateral	61.954
Thumb	43.511
Thumbs, bilateral	65.267
Thumb and multiple fingers, one hand	50.071
Thumbs and multiple fingers, bilateral	111.329
External Structures
Bruise/abrasion
Bruise(s), swelling and/or abrasion(s)	2.267
Bruise(s), swelling and/or abrasion(s), 
   more than 2 sites	3.305
Bruise(s), swelling and/or abrasion(s) to 
   over 40% of body	15.520
Loss of hair	0.013
Burns
First degree burns, for each 1% of total body  
   surface area burned	0.300
Second degree burns, for each 1% of total body  
   surface area burned	0.750
Third degree burns, for each 1% of total body  
   surface area burned	1.300
* Burns are awarded as a single injury based  
      on the total severity score.
* Minimum severity score for a third degree  
      burn involving the face is 17.695.
* Maximum severity score for burns is 92.500.
Lacerations
Lacerations not requiring sutures or similar 
   medical procedure	2.267
Facial laceration(s) requiring sutures or similar 
   medical procedure	17.695
* Add 1.2 to severity score per centimetre in length  
      and/or 2.4 per square centimetre (open/jagged  
      wound).
* Maximum severity score for facial lacerations is 25.
Non-facial laceration(s) requiring sutures or similar 
   medical procedure, up to 4 centimetres in length 
   and/or one square centimetre in area	4.426
Non-facial laceration(s) requiring sutures or similar 
   medical procedure, over 4 centimetres in length  
   and/or over one square centimetre in area	15.520
* Add 1 point to severity score for every 2 centimetres  
      in total length of all laceration in excess of  
      10 centimetres.
* Add 1 point to severity score per square centimetre of  
      total open/jagged wound areas exceeding 3 square  
      centimetres.
* Maximum severity score for non-facial lacerations is 20.
Medical Conditions
Chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea and/or syphilis	5.776
Genital herpes, Hepatitis B, C or D, and/or HIV	20.078
Hepatitis B, C or D (disease) and/or HIV seroconversion	38.066
Pregnancy (must be confirmed by a physician)	35.845
Toxic effect of inhaled/injected/ingested substances	5.776
Toxic effect of inhaled/injected/ingested substances, 
   permanent impairment	29.310
Neurological
Brain
Brain stem contusion	45.279
Closed head injury	17.894
Closed head injury with cortical contusion  
   (bruising of brain)	22.242
Cortex laceration	63.224
Concussion	2.887
Concussion, loss of consciousness	11.548
Post-concussion syndrome	17.894
Epidural hematoma/hemorrhage	42.417
Epidural hematoma/hemorrhage, requiring surgery	52.799
Other intracranial hematoma/hemorrhage	49.884
Other intracranial hematoma/hemorrhage,  
   requiring surgery	60.950
Subdural hematoma/hemorrhage	49.884
Subdural hematoma/hemorrhage, requiring surgery	60.950
Traumatic brain injury with single seizure	17.894
Traumatic brain injury with residual seizures, 
   controlled	83.224
Traumatic brain injury with residual seizures, 
   partially controlled	113.224
Traumatic brain injury with hemiparesis	149.364
Traumatic brain injury, residual physical, cognitive, 
   psychosocial and/or psychosocial effects, capable of 
   independent living (excludes concussion/post- 
   concussion syndrome)	47.582
Traumatic brain injury, requires supervised living	149.364
Traumatic brain injury, fully dependent for 
   activities of daily living (ADL)	217.299
Nerve
Disturbance of sensation, localized, one or 
   more sites	0.562
Cranial nerve palsy, singular	17.589
Cranial nerve palsy, multiple	24.818
Laryngeal nerve injury with paralysis of vocal cord(s)	40.342
Lower limb nerve injury, disruption of sensation, 
   motor function preserved	0.562
Lower limb nerve injury, muscle grade 3 or higher	23.106
Lower limb nerve injury, muscle grade less than 3	40.436
Lower limb nerve injury, no motor or sensory 
   function preserved	57.766
Torso nerve injury, disruption of sensation, motor 
   function preserved	0.562
Torso nerve injury, disruption of sensation and 
   motor function	20.347
Upper limb nerve injury, disruption of sensation, 
   motor function preserved	0.562
Upper limb nerve injury, muscle grade 3 or higher	23.106
Upper limb nerve injury, muscle grade less than 3	40.436
Upper limb nerve injury, no motor or sensory 
   function preserved	57.766
Spinal cord
Cervical cord injury, disruption of motor/sensory 
   function, resolved	0.562
Cervical cord injury, motor function preserved  
   below neurologic level of injury, most of key  
   muscles below level of injury have muscle grade  
   of 3 or higher	108.650
Cervical cord injury, motor function preserved  
   below neurologic level of injury, most of key  
   muscles below level of injury have muscle grade  
   of less than 3	162.975
Cervical cord injury, sensory function, not motor  
   function, preserved below neurologic level of  
   injury and extends through sacral segments S4-S5	195.569
Cervical cord injury, no motor or sensory function  
   preserved below neurologic level of injury and  
   extends through sacral segments S4-S5	217.299
Lumbosacral cord injury, disruption of motor/ 
   sensory function, resolved	0.562
Lumbosacral cord injury, motor function preserved  
   below neurologic level of injury, most of key muscles  
   below level of injury have muscle grade of 3 or higher	53.330
Lumbosacral cord injury, motor function preserved  
   below neurologic level of injury, most of key muscles  
   below level of injury have muscle grade of less than 3	79.995
Lumbosacral cord injury, sensory function, not motor  
   function, preserved below neurologic level of injury  
   and extends through sacral segments S4-S5	95.995
Lumbosacral cord injury, no motor or sensory function  
   preserved below neurologic level of injury extending  
   through sacral segments S4-S5	106.661
Thoracic cord injury, disruption of motor/sensory  
   function, resolved	0.562
Thoracic cord injury, motor function preserved below  
   neurologic level of injury, most of key muscles below  
   level of injury have muscle grade of 3 or higher	71.107
Thoracic cord injury, motor function preserved below  
   neurologic level of injury, most of key muscles below  
   level of injury have muscle grade of less than 3	106.661
Thoracic cord injury, sensory function, not motor  
   function, preserved below neurologic level of injury  
   and extends through sacral segments S4-S5	127.993
Thoracic cord injury, no motor or sensory function  
   preserved below neurologic level of injury extending  
   through sacral segments S4-S5	142.214
Oral
Dental
Chipped tooth, requiring treatment	5.053
Damaged or loss of crown or fixed bridge/fixed 
   appliance	10.105
Fractured or loss of tooth	10.105
Loosened and/or chipped teeth, no treatment required	1.011
Loosened teeth, requiring treatment	5.053
Loss of filling	5.053
* Multiple dental injuries are awarded as a single injury equal to the 
total award value (not severity score) of the individual injuries.  
Maximum benefit for dental injuries is the equivalent of 12 lost teeth.
Mouth
Laceration of gum(s) or oral tissue injuries	2.267
Laceration of gum(s) or oral tissue injuries requiring 
   sutures or similar treatment	4.426
Palate injury requiring surgery	33.986
Tongue, partial loss	21.756
Tongue, loss (over 25%)	43.511
Organs/Circulatory
Circulatory
Vascular injury, hemodynamically stable	5.264
Vascular injury, hemodynamically stable, requiring 
   surgery	15.939
Vascular injury, hemodynamically unstable	30.984
Organs
Bladder, urethra and/or ureter injury, residual 
   impairment	23.414
Chest and/or abdominal injury requiring surgery, 
   includes laparotomy and/or thoracotomy	12.303
Esophageal injury requiring surgery	23.020
Heart/pericardial injury	21.711
Heart/pericardial injury, requiring surgery	38.084
Heart/pericardial injury, residual impairment	54.216
Internal organ injury	5.264
Intestinal injury requiring surgery	34.187
Kidney injury	16.034
Kidney injury requiring surgery	27.949
Kidney injury, loss of kidney and/or function	36.192
Kidney injury requiring dialysis	63.018
Liver injury, including gall bladder, requiring 
   surgery, includes partial removal	31.236
Liver injury, including gall bladder, loss in excess 
   of 50%	50.141
Lung injury, loss of less than 50% of total lungs	27.108
Lung injury, loss of 50% or more of total lungs	54.216
Lung injury, permanent loss of pulmonary function 
   in excess of 25%	27.108
Lung injury, permanent loss of pulmonary function 
   in excess of 50%	54.216
Pancreas injury requiring surgery	27.949
Pancreas injury with loss of function (pancreatitis, 
   diabetes)	63.018
Pneumothorax/hemothorax (collapsed lung), one or both 
   lungs, requiring chest tube(s)	17.307
Spleen injury requiring surgery	11.339
Spleen, loss of	23.408
Stomach injury requiring surgery	30.693
Psychological
Acute stress disorder and/or adjustment disorder	5.776
Anxiety and/or depressive symptoms	2.310
Brief psychotic disorder	8.617
Brief psychotic disorder with phobic features	17.894
Generalized anxiety disorder and/or somatoform disorder	8.671
Panic disorder	8.671
Panic disorder with phobic features	17.894
Posttraumatic stress symptoms	2.310
Posttraumatic stress disorder, (GAF 61 and higher)	8.671
Posttraumatic stress disorder, (GAF 50 or less)	56.445
Posttraumatic stress disorder, (GAF 51 to 60)	36.460
Psychological disorder as a result of sexual assault (see 
   note for calculation)	8.671
Reactive depression, (GAF 61 and higher)	8.671
Reactive depression, (GAF 50 or less)	56.445
Reactive depression, (GAF 51 to 60)	36.460
Traumatic psychological injury, (GAF 51 to 60)	36.460
Traumatic psychological injury, (GAF 50 or less)	56.445
* Psychological injuries with a severity of 25 or higher require  
     diagnosis by a psychiatrist or chartered psychologist.
* GAF is the Global Assessment of Functioning as described in  
     the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th revision (DSM-IV)  
     which defines
	(a)	GAF 61 or higher - some mild symptoms (e.g. depressed 
mood and mild insomnia) OR some difficulty in social, 
occupational or school functioning (e.g. occasional truancy 
or theft within the household) but generally functioning 
pretty well, has some meaningful interpersonal relationships;
	(b)	GAF 51-60 - moderate symptoms (e.g. flat affect, 
circumstantial speech, occasional panic attacks) OR 
moderate difficulty in social, occupational or school 
functioning (e.g. few friends, conflicts with peers or 
co-workers);
	(c)	GAF 50 or less - at best, serious symptoms (e.g. suicidal 
ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting) OR 
any serious impairment in social, occupational or school 
functioning (e.g. no friends, unable to keep a job).
* The "Psychological disorder arising from sexual assault" injury  
      may be adjusted for the following factors:
	(a)	victim was under 18 years old at the time of assault;
	(b)	more than 5 episodes of assault;
	(c)	assault involved vaginal or anal penetration, multiple 
aggressors, ritual or weapons.
* If one of the factors is present, the award value for this injury's  
      severity score is increased 50%. 
* The presence of 2 factors increases the award by 100%. 
* The presence of all 3 factors increases the award by 200%. 
* The calculation applies to this injury description only.
The psychological injury award to a victim of sexual assault is the 
higher of this calculation or the award value of the injury as verified by 
the psychological diagnosis.
Reproductive
Genitalia injury including contusions, abrasions 
   and/or lacerations	3.305
Genitalia injury requiring surgery and/or sutures	17.903
Penis, loss of	30.924
Testicle, loss of one	21.260
Testicle, loss of both	38.655
Uterus injury	16.736
Uterus injury, requiring surgery, including 
   hysterectomy	38.655
Sensory
Ear/Hearing
Hearing loss and/or tinnitus, resolving within 2 weeks  
   of treatment	1.473
Hearing loss and/or tinnitus, unilateral, resolved	2.946
Hearing loss, bilateral, resolved	5.892
Hearing loss, unilateral, partial (up to 50%)	14.091
Hearing loss, unilateral (over 50%)	30.509
Hearing loss, bilateral, partial (up to 50% each ear)	28.l82
Hearing loss, bilateral (over 50% in one ear)	44.600
Hearing loss, bilateral (over 50% in both ears)	61.018
Perforated tympanic membrane (ear drum), no 
   permanent hearing loss	2.946
Tinnitus, unilateral	14.091
Tinnitus, bilateral	28.182
Eye/Vision
Diplopia (double or blurred vision), resolved	6.625
Diplopia (double or blurred vision)	30.863
Eyelid injury with epiphora (tearing) and/or 
   eyelid dysfunction, includes eyelid laceration	5.741
Eyelid injury, bilateral, with epiphora (tearing) and/or 
   eyelid dysfunction, includes eyelid laceration	8.612
Non-penetrating injury to eye, includes 
   corneal abrasion	0.939
Non-penetrating injury to both eyes, includes 
   corneal abrasion	1.408
Penetrating wound to eye, resolved	24.501
Penetrating wound to both eyes, resolved	36.751
Retinal detachment	32.874
Ruptured globe	32.874
Subluxation of one lens	6.625
Subluxation of both lenses	9.938
Traumatic cataract, one eye	25.367
Traumatic cataract, both eyes	38.050
Vision loss, resolved within 2 weeks of treatment	1.408
Vision loss, partial, one eye	25.367
Vision loss, partial, both eyes	38.050
Vision loss, best corrected visual acuity 
   20/50 to 20/200, one eye	38.050
Vision loss, best corrected visual acuity 
   20/50 to 20/200, both eyes	69.275
Vision loss, best corrected visual acuity 20/200,  
   one eye or loss of one eye	69.275
Vision loss, best corrected visual acuity 20/200,  
   both eyes or loss of both eyes	115.255
Taste/smell
Loss of taste and/or smell, partial	11.273
Loss of taste and/or smell	28.182
Skeletal
Face
Fracture(s), mandible (lower jaw)	9.284
Fracture, mandible (lower jaw), requiring surgery	34.795
Fractures, mandible (lower jaw), multiple, 
   requiring surgery	43.557
Fracture(s), maxilla, malar and/or zygoma (upper 
   jaw/cheek), unilateral	24.479
Fracture(s), maxilla, malar and/or zygoma (upper 
   jaw/cheek), unilateral, requiring surgery	39.175
Fractures, maxilla, malar and/or zygoma (upper 
   jaw/cheek), bilateral	36.719
Fractures, maxilla, malar and/or zygoma (upper 
   jaw/cheek), bilateral, requiring surgery	58.763
Fracture, nose	6.411
Fracture, nose, requiring surgery	12.822
Fracture, orbit (eye socket)	8.014
Fracture, orbit (eye socket), requiring surgery, 
   includes blow out fracture	36.150
Fractures, 3 or more facial bones, requiring surgery	68.213
Fracture(s), other facial	8.014
Fracture(s), other facial, requiring surgery	33.986
Head
Fracture, skull	9.465
Fracture, skull, depressed	19.893
Fracture, skull, requiring surgery	34.602
Lower limb
Fracture, calcaneus (heel)	8.871
Fracture, bimalleolar (ankle)	13.195
Fracture, bimalleolar (ankle), requiring surgery	39.589
Fracture, malleolar (ankle)	7.249
Fracture, malleolar (ankle), requiring surgery	13.296
Fracture, trimalleolar (ankle)	41.282
Fracture, trimalleolar (ankle), requiring surgery	51.570
Fracture, femur (upper leg)	41.420
Fracture, femur (upper leg), requiring surgery	44.335
Fracture, femur (upper leg) and tibia and/or 
   fibula (lower leg)	47.455
Fracture, metatarsal (foot)	7.045
Fracture, metatarsal (foot), multiple bones	10.622
Fracture, metatarsal (foot), requiring surgery	27.012
Fracture, metatarsal (foot), multiple bones, 
   requiring surgery	33.703
Fracture, patella (kneecap)	8.827
Fracture, tibia or fibula (lower leg)	10.200
Fracture, tibia and fibula (lower leg)	16.256
Fracture, tibia or fibula (lower leg), requiring 
   surgery	15.511
Fracture, tibia and fibula (lower leg), requiring 
   surgery	38.453
Fracture, toe(s)	4.021
Fracture, toe(s), requiring surgery	5.167
Spine
Fracture, cervical vertebrae (neck)	33.481
Fracture, cervical vertebrae (neck), requiring 
   surgery	53.988
Fractures, cervical vertebrae (neck), multiple	49.206
Fractures, cervical vertebrae (neck), multiple, 
   requiring surgery	81.071
Fractures, cervical and thoracic/lumbar vertebrae 
   (neck and back), multiple	49.206
Fractures, cervical and thoracic/lumbar vertebrae 
   (neck and back), multiple, requiring surgery	81.071
Fracture(s), sacrum and/or coccyx (tailbone)	9.734
Fracture(s), sacrum and/or coccyx (tailbone), 
   requiring surgery	10.773
Fracture(s), spinous process	4.287
Fracture, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae (back)	10.207
Fracture, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae (back), 
   requiring surgery	31.832
Fractures, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae (back), 
   multiple	15.311
Fractures, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae (back), 
   multiple, requiring surgery	47.747
* Spinal fractures exclude spinal cord and/or  
      neurological injuries.
Torso
Fracture(s), clavicle (collar bone)	3.842
Fracture(s), clavicle (collar bone), requiring surgery	10.105
Fracture, hip/pelvis	34.634
Fracture, hip/pelvis, requiring surgery	38.483
Fracture, hip/pelvis, residual impairment	41.695
Fracture, hip/pelvis, requiring surgery, residual 
   impairment	46.328
Fracture, rib	5.850
Fracture, ribs, 2	7.392
Fracture, ribs, 3 or more	10.105
Fracture(s), scapula (shoulder blade)	6.569
Fracture(s), scapula (shoulder blade), requiring 
   surgery	13.137
Fracture, sternum (breast bone)	6.355
Fracture, sternum (breast bone), requiring surgery	23.343
Rib loss or partial loss	7.671
Rib loss or partial loss, multiple	23.343
Upper limb
Fracture, humerus (upper arm)	13.118
Fracture, humerus (upper arm), requiring surgery	23.165
Fracture, humerus (upper arm) and ulna and/or 
   radius (lower arm)	40.905
Fracture, metacarpal (hand)	8.246
Fracture, metacarpal (hand), requiring surgery	31.615
Fracture, metacarpals (hand), multiple bones	12.432
Fracture, metacarpals (hand), multiple bones, 
   requiring surgery	39.446
Fracture, phalanx (finger(s) and/or thumb)	4.552
Fracture, phalanx (finger(s) and/or thumb), 
   requiring surgery	5.848
Fracture, ulna or radius (lower arm)	9.212
Fracture, ulna and radius (lower arm)	11.225
Fracture, ulna and/or radius (lower arm), requiring 
   surgery	30.684
Fracture, wrist (carpal bones)	13.662
Tendon/ligament/cartilage
Head/neck
Displaced disc, traumatic	15.841
Displaced discs, multiple, traumatic, including 
   thoracolumbar (torso) discs	23.762
Fractured larynx and/or trachea	7.635
Fractured larynx and/or trachea, permanent 
   impairment	25.355
Sprain/strain, neck (whiplash)	5.236
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (jaw) injury	6.051
Lower limb
Crush injury, leg and/or foot, soft tissue injury, 
   no fracture	10.658
Dislocation, hip	7.550
Foot, ankle or knee injury, permanent loss of 
   more than 50% of function/joint mobility	37.130
Hip injury, permanent loss of more than 50% of 
   function/joint mobility	40.380
Sprain/strain or dislocation, ankle	2.639
Sprain/strain or dislocation, foot	2.576
Sprain/strain or dislocation, knee	3.583
Sprain/strain, hip	3.583
Torn/lacerated tendon, ligament and/or cartilage, 
   lower limb	3.583
Torn/lacerated tendon, ligament and/or cartilage, 
   lower limb, requiring surgery	17.033
Torso
Displaced disc, traumatic	15.841
Displaced discs, multiple, traumatic, including 
   cervical (neck) discs	23.762
Sprain/strain, chest	2.887
Sprain/strain, back	5.400
Upper limb
Crush injury, arm, soft tissue injury, no fracture	11.907
Crush injury, hand, soft tissue injury, no fracture	23.995
Crush injury, finger(s), includes permanent 
   loss/reduced function, soft tissue injury, no fracture	18.023
Dislocation, elbow	4.301
Dislocation, finger(s) and/or hand	2.434
Dislocation, wrist	4.485
Hand, wrist or elbow injury, permanent loss of 
   more than 50% of function/joint mobility	37.130
Shoulder injury, permanent loss of more than 50% 
   of function/joint mobility	38.213
Sprain/strain or dislocation, shoulder and/or 
   rotator cuff	3.439
Sprain/strain, elbow	3.122
Sprain/strain, finger(s) and/or hand	1.826
Sprain/strain, wrist	3.552
Torn/lacerated tendon, ligament or cartilage, 
   upper limb	3.552
Torn/lacerated tendon, ligament and/or cartilage, 
   upper limb, requiring surgery	15.552
Schedule 4 
Financial Benefit Awards
Awards
Severity Range	Amount
0 to 2.499	$0
2.500 to 4.999	500
5.000 to 8.499	1000
8.500 to 11.999	1500
12.000 to 14.999	2000
15.000 to 18.499	2500
18.500 to 19.999	3000
20.000 to 22.499	4000
22.500 to 27.499	5000
27.500 to 29.999	6000
30.000 to 32.999	7000
33.000 to 37.999	8000
38.000 to 39.999	9000
40.000 to 40.999	10 000
41.000 to 46.999	12 000
47.000 to 49.999	14 000
50.000 to 56.999	16 000
57.000 to 59.999	18 000
60.000 to 64.999	20 000
65.000 to 68.499	25 000
68.500 to 69.999	30 000
70.000 to 79.999	35 000
80.000 to 89.999	40 000
90.000 to 99.999	45 000
100.000 to 109.999	50 000
110.000 to 119.999	55 000
120.000 to 129.999	60 000
130.000 to 149.999	70 000
150.000 to 169.999	80 000
170.000 to 189.999	90 000
190.000 to 209.999	100 000
210.000 or higher	110 000


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Alberta Regulation 64/2004
Agriculture Financial Services Act
AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 31, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 150/2004) on March 31, 2004 
pursuant to section 56 of the Agriculture Financial Services Act. 
1   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation 
(AR 99/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 26 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Crop Reinsurance Fund
26   The Corporation shall administer and account for the Crop 
Reinsurance Fund of Alberta in accordance with the terms of the 
federal-provincial agreement entered into under the Act.



 
Alberta Regulation 65/2004
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA BARLEY PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 31, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 151/2004) on March 31, 2004 
pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. 
1   The Alberta Barley Plan Regulation (AR 111/99) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 12(d) is amended by striking out "and" at the end 
of subclause (i), by adding "and" at the end of subclause (ii) 
and by adding the following after subclause (ii):
	(iii)	provide to the Commission a report setting out in respect of 
each producer
	(A)	the amount of regulated product purchased or acquired 
from the producer,
	(B)	the amount of service charge being paid on behalf of the 
producer, and
	(C)	the name and address of the producer from whom 
regulated product was purchased or acquired and the 
date of each such transaction in respect of which a 
deduction was made.

3   Section 17(d) to (g) are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(d)	once a producer is listed with the Commission as an eligible 
producer, the producer continues to be an eligible producer 
from crop year to crop year, unless the eligible producer 
ceases to pay a service charge under this Plan in 2 subsequent 
crop years, in which case the producer ceases to be an 
eligible producer;
	(e)	any producer who is not listed on the Commission's list of 
eligible producers must be added to the list where the 
producer can provide proof to the Commission that the 
producer has paid a service charge under this Plan in the crop 
year for which the application is made;
	(f)	any producer who is not listed on the Commission's list of 
eligible producers for a crop year may be added to the list for 
that crop year if the producer signs a declaration stating that 
the producer has paid a service charge under this Plan within 
the period qualifying for eligibility;
	(g)	notwithstanding clause (f), a producer to whom that clause 
applies is not eligible to be elected or appointed as a delegate 
pursuant to section 27 or a director pursuant to section 32 or 
48 without further proof, satisfactory to the Commission, that 
the producer has paid the service charge;
	(h)	where a producer ceases to be an eligible producer under 
clause (d), the producer is entitled to again become an 
eligible producer for any crop year in which the producer 
pays a service charge under this Plan;
	(i)	producers may make voluntary payments and the service 
charge will be based on production for those producers who 
do not sell the regulated product produced by the producer if 
there is evidence of production of the regulated product.

4   Section 18(f) is amended by striking out "region director or 
director at large" and substituting "director at large or region 
director".

5   Section 22 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Region delegates
22(1)  The number of delegates to be elected in all regions is a 
number determined by the board, not to be less than 32.
(2)  Each region is entitled to have at least 3 delegates.
(3)  Each year at a time determined by the board the board shall 
allocate the 32 positions among all regions in a manner determined 
by the board that reflects barley production within the regions over 
the preceding 5-year period.
(4)  If, as a result of the allocation under subsection (3) a region 
would have fewer than 3 delegates, the board shall allocate 
sufficient additional positions to that region to bring the number of 
positions to 3.

6   Section 27(1) is amended by striking out "a minimum of 3 
delegates" and substituting "delegates determined in accordance 
with section 22".
7   Section 28(3), (4) and (5) are repealed.

8   Section 32 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  The quorum requirement in section 38 does not apply for the 
purposes of a vote under subsection (2).

9   Section 38 is amended by striking out "10" and 
substituting "5".

10   Section 46(2) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(2)  The term of office of a director
	(a)	commences on the conclusion of the annual Commission 
meeting at which the director was declared elected, and
	(b)	expires on the conclusion of the annual Commission meeting 
that takes place in the year that the director's term of office is 
to expire;

11   Section 61 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2004" 
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Alberta Regulation 66/2004
Electric Utilities Act
LIABILITY PROTECTION REGULATION
Filed: March 31, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 156/2004) on March 31, 2004 
pursuant to sections 94 and 142 of the Electric Utilities Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Additional Liability Protection
	2	Definitions for Part 1
	3	Liability protection for additional persons
	4	Black start service
Part 2 
Additional Market Surveillance Persons
	5	Definition for Part 2
	6	Liability protection for additional market surveillance persons
	7	MSA indemnity
Part 3 
Additional Balancing Pool Persons
	8	Definitions for Part 3
	9	Liability protection for additional balancing pool persons
	10	Balancing Pool indemnity
Part 4 
Transitional Provisions and Expiry
	11	Board obligations respecting ISO tariff
	12	Protection for ISO
	13	Expiry
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Electric Utilities Act;
	(b)	"ISO" means the Independent System Operator as defined in 
the Act.
(2)  In this Regulation, the following words and phrases have the 
meaning given to them by the Act:
	(a)	affiliate;
	(b)	ancillary services;
	(c)	Balancing Pool;
	(d)	Board;
	(e)	electric distribution system;
	(f)	generating unit;
	(g)	interconnected electric system;
	(h)	ISO tariff;
	(i)	market;
	(j)	Market Surveillance Administrator;
	(k)	owner;
	(l)	person;
	(m)	power purchase arrangement;
	(n)	transmission facility.
Part 1 
Additional Liability Protection
Definitions for Part 1
2   In this Part,
	(a)	"ancillary services provider" means a person that provides 
ancillary services to the ISO, directly or indirectly, including 
through a market or as a power purchase arrangement owner 
pursuant to a power purchase arrangement;
	(b)	"black start service" means, following a partial or complete 
black out, the start up or attempted start up of a generating 
unit without external electrical supply and thereafter 
energizing or attempted energizing of a portion of the 
interconnected electric system to allow other connected 
generating units to start up;
	(c)	"black start service act" means any act or omission carried 
out or purportedly carried out by a black start service person 
related solely to providing black start service to the ISO;
	(d)	"black start service provider" means
	(i)	a person that provides black start service to the ISO,
	(ii)	a person who is a member of a joint venture with or is a 
partner of a person referred to in subclause (i), including 
a general partner of a limited partnership,
	(iii)	an affiliate of a person referred to in subclauses (i) and 
(ii), and
	(iv)	each director, officer and employee of a person referred 
to in subclauses (i) to (iii);
	(e)	"power purchase arrangement owner" means the "Owner" as 
defined in a power purchase arrangement.
Liability protection for additional persons
3   For the purposes of section 90 of the Act, "agent or contractor" 
includes, without limitation,
	(a)	an ancillary services provider,
	(b)	a power purchase arrangement owner,
	(c)	an owner of a transmission facility,
	(d)	an owner of an electric distribution system,
	(e)	a person who is a member of a joint venture with or is a 
partner of a person referred to in clauses (a) to (d), including 
a general partner of a limited partnership,
	(f)	an affiliate of a person referred to in clauses (a) to (e), and
	(g)	each director, officer and employee of a person referred to in 
clauses (a) to (f).
Black start service
4(1)  No action lies against a black start service provider, and a black 
start service provider is not liable, for a black start service person act.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to breach of contract.
(3)  The ISO must indemnify a black start service person in the same 
manner and in the same circumstances as described in section 90(5) of 
the Act, and the amounts paid to or on behalf of an additional ISO 
person under this section may be recovered in the manner described in 
section 90(6) of the Act.
Part 2  
Additional Market  
Surveillance Persons
Definition for Part 2
5   In this Part, "additional market surveillance person" means each 
director, officer and employee of a market surveillance person 
described in section 91(1)(c)(iv) and (v) of the Act.
Liability protection for additional market surveillance persons
6(1)  No action lies against an additional market surveillance person, 
and an additional market surveillance person is not liable,
	(a)	in the same circumstances, and
	(b)	to the same extent,
as the market surveillance person for a market surveillance act under 
section 91 of the Act.
(2)  In this section,
	(a)	"market surveillance act" has the same meaning as "market 
surveillance act" in section 91(1)(b) of the Act; 
	(b)	"market surveillance person" has the same meaning as 
"market surveillance person" in section 91(1)(c) of the Act.
MSA indemnity
7   The Market Surveillance Administrator must indemnify an 
additional market surveillance person in the same manner and in the 
same circumstances as described in section 91(5) of the Act, and the 
amounts paid to or on behalf of an additional market surveillance 
person under this section may be recovered in the manner described in 
section 91(6) of the Act.
Part 3 
Additional Balancing Pool Persons
Definition for Part 3
8   In this Part, "additional balancing pool person" means each 
director, officer and employee of a balancing pool person described in 
section 92(1)(a)(iv) and (v) of the Act.
Liability protection for additional balancing pool persons
9(1)  No action lies against an additional balancing pool person, and an 
additional balancing pool person is not liable,
	(a)	in the same circumstances, and
	(b)	to the same extent,
as a balancing pool person for a balancing pool person act under 
section 92 of the Act.
(2)  In this section,
	(a)	"balancing pool person" has the same meaning as "balancing 
pool person" in section 92(1)(a) of the Act;
	(b)	"balancing pool person act" has the same meaning as 
"balancing pool person act" in section 92(1)(b) of the Act.
Balancing Pool indemnity
10   The Balancing Pool must indemnify an additional balancing pool 
person in the same manner and in the same circumstances as described 
in section 92(5) of the Act, and the amounts paid to or on behalf of the 
additional balancing pool person may be recovered in the manner 
described in section 92(6) of the Act.
Part 4 
Transitional Provisions and Expiry
Board obligations respecting ISO tariff
11   The Board must, in considering the ISO tariff or any application 
made by the ISO under section 30 of the Act for approval of a tariff,
	(a)	approve amounts paid or that are payable by the ISO 
pursuant to any indemnity agreement that was entered into 
before the coming into force of this Regulation as a result of 
Board Decision 2003-059 or 2003-109, and
	(b)	include provision in the ISO tariff for the timely recovery of 
those amounts.
Protection for ISO
12   No action lies against the ISO in respect of, and the ISO is not 
liable under, any indemnity agreement that was entered into before the 
coming into force of this Regulation as a result of Board Decision 
2003-059 or 2003-109, except in respect of an act or omission that 
occurred before this Regulation comes into force.
Expiry
13   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
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Alberta Regulation 67/2004
Electric Utilities Act
MUNICIPAL GENERATION DEFICIENCY CORRECTION REGULATION
Filed: March 31, 2004
Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 157/2004) on March 31, 2004 
pursuant to section 142 of the Electric Utilities Act. 
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "site" means a site as defined in the ISO rules.
Municipal interest in generating unit
2   In addition to section 95 of the Act, a municipality or a subsidiary 
of a municipality may hold an interest in a generating unit located 
within the boundaries of the municipality if
	(a)	an arrangement is in place to ensure that all of the electric 
energy produced by the unit in each hour is purchased by the 
municipality for one or more sites within the boundaries of 
the municipality,
	(b)	the municipality owns or leases property, including land or 
buildings, at the location of those sites, and
	(c)	the municipality is responsible for paying the electricity bill 
for those sites.
Compliance plan
3(1)  Before a generating unit referred to in section 2 may begin to 
exchange electric energy with the interconnected electric system, the 
municipality must
	(a)	prepare a compliance plan setting out how the municipality 
will meet the requirements of section 2,
	(b)	file the compliance plan with the Market Surveillance 
Administrator, and
	(c)	receive approval of the compliance plan from the Market 
Surveillance Administrator.
(2)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may approve a compliance 
plan, with or without changes, and with or without conditions.
(3)  A municipality may file a new or revised compliance plan with the 
Market Surveillance Administrator from time to time and on receipt of 
a new or revised compliance plan the Market Surveillance 
Administrator may approve it, with or without changes, and with or 
without conditions.
(4)  A municipality must receive approval of the Market Surveillance 
Administrator before implementing a new or revised compliance plan.
Repeal
4   This Regulation is made under section 142(2) of the Electric 
Utilities Act and is repealed in accordance with section 142(3) of the 
Act.

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