Alberta Fair Practices OfficeAlberta Fair Practices Office

Fair Practices Commissioner

Commissioner Harold Robinson

Mr. Harold Robinson was appointed as Alberta’s first Fair Practices Commissioner for a three year term effective December 1, 2018.

Mr. Robinson has a long-standing public service legal career including a focus on administrative law, governance and mediation. He holds a law degree from the University of Alberta. Mr. Robinson was called to the Alberta Law society in 1994.

Prior to leading the Fair Practices Office, he was Tribunal Secretary for the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal with the Department of Indigenous Relations with the Government of Alberta.

Some of Mr. Robinson’s many accomplishments and contributions include:

  • 20+ years of public sector legal leadership on indigenous and metis issues.
  • 12+ years of adjudicating Indian Residential School claims.
  • Mediator for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
  • Mentor for the Peter Lougheed Leadership College and U of A Faculty of Law.
  • Trustee for the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • Panelist for the Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards.
  • Member of the Phoenix Multi-Faith Society for Harmony.
  • Director of the Homeward Trust (Edmonton’s 10 year plan to end homelessness).
  • Coach of youth in community soccer.

Mr. Robinson also attended the Harvard Kennedy School and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for courses on government performance and Indigenous negotiation.

As Fair Practices Commissioner, Mr. Robinson will work with injured workers, employers, stakeholders and others on enhancing the supports, services and administrative fairness of the workers’ compensation system.