Appeal Process

The appellant must deliver the Notice of Appeal to the Board and to the decision-maker whose decision is under appeal.

The Board will send a letter acknowledging the appeal notice and providing more information about the appeal process.

The respondent must provide a copy of all documents that were considered by the decision-maker in making the decision under appeal to the Board and to the appellant.

The Board may hold an appeal management conference with the parties to guide their preparation for the appeal.

The Board will schedule the written, oral or electronic hearing of the appeal by written notice to the participants.  A party may apply to the Board to have the appeal heard by electronic hearing where attendance at a hearing in-person would pose a hardship.

When the appeal is heard, each party may call witnesses and provide other evidence or file documents that are relevant.

Hearings are generally open to the public. Parties may also bring other persons who can provide evidence as witnesses, assist in clarifying information or simply to offer support.

The Board usually issues a written decision on the appeal at a later date and delivers a copy to each party. Decisions will also be posted on the board’s website.

Appeal hearings are usually held in the appellant’s area of residence.