Mandate and Roles

Alberta’s public safety codes system depends on a strong partnership between Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council. The primary goal of the partnership is to administer the safety codes system to ensure it is effective, accountable, comprehensive and sustainable, and maintains public confidence in the system.

The Minister has ultimate responsibility for the Safety Codes Act, public safety policy, and the safety codes system in Alberta. The Minister is accountable to the legislature and public.

The Safety Codes Council is established under the Safety Codes Act, but exists in its own right and is not an employee or agent of the Minister.

The Minister and the Board of Directors work together to maintain and enhance the safety codes system. The Minister and the Board of Directors are committed to ongoing development and continuous improvement of the safety codes system, and will communicate regularly and collaborate on planning, issues resolution, and other matters.