Review of the Independent Appointments Commission Act


A statutory review of the Independent Appointments Commission Act is being conducted as per Section 16 of the Act.

An Independent Appointments Commission has been established. This is a seven person, non-partisan commission appointed through a resolution of the House of Assembly. The Commission provides merit-based recommendations to approximately 30 Tier One entities.

The review is open to the public and will be comprehensive and identify improvements to enhance the overall efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes of the legislation, and the subsequent processes that support its administration.

The review will also look at ways to maximize the diversity of candidates identified as qualified and recommendable for appointment, including but not limited to Indigenous candidates, and ways to maximize regional representation from all parts of the province.

For further information about the review please see the following announcement and public advisory:

Get Involved

Members of the public, interested parties and public bodies can:

  • Provide written comments or written submissions to [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Written comments or written submissions can also be mailed to:
IAC Review
261 Kenmount Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6;
  • Arrange a time to speak with the review consultant by emailing [email protected] or calling 709-729-5800 by Friday, May 26, 2023; or
  • Book a time to appear and participate in the online/virtual public consultation meetings or observe the meetings by emailing [email protected] or calling 709-729-5800 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023. The public consultation meetings will be scheduled for the week of May 8-12, 2023. The specific dates and times for the public consultation meetings during the week of May 8-12, 2023, will be announced shortly.

Online Public Consultation Meetings (Pre-Registration Required):

Dates: Location: Platform: Times:
May 10, 2023 Online Zoom 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please note that to appear, participate or observe the online/virtual public consultation meetings you must pre-register by emailing [email protected] or calling 709-729-5800 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Privacy Statement

In the discharge of its mandate, the review of the Independent Appointments Commission Act (IAC Act) may receive personal information. Personal information is collected in accordance with s. 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015) and will be used for the purpose of informing an independent, comprehensive review of the IAC Act.

Please note that any written submissions made as part of the IAC Act review or comments made at the public consultation meetings may be made publicly available. Identifying information such as name, address, etc. may also be made publicly available, unless the provider requests otherwise.

Any privacy questions or comments can be directed to IAC Act Review, at [email protected] or by calling 709-729-5800.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact [email protected] or 709-729-5800.