Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles


The MPO is a neutral and impartial agency that promotes a collaborative, fact-based, and focused approach to resolving disputes of medical opinion. We empower injured workers to have more involvement in the outcome of their claim.


The MPO is a trusted partner for providing fair, reasonable and efficient decisions for complex medical claims.



  • We value injured worker's perspective, concerns and their time.
  • We show respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • We acknowledge the hardships and challenges the injured worker has experienced.
  • We ensure privacy and confidentiality.

Fair and Equitable

  • We provide full and fair opportunity to the worker to present their information without fear of being judged.
  • We consider all available information without bias.
  • Our approach to resolving medical disputes is based on the principles of administrative justice.

Open and Transparent

  • We provide full explanation of MPO processes in dealing with complex medical issues.
  • We answer worker's questions and concerns to the best of our ability.
  • We provide clear evidence and adequate reasons for conclusions reached.


  • We are an Independent and arms length organization from government, WCB and the Appeals Commission.
  • Our decisions are unbiased and unaffected by any previous decisions and opinions expressed.
  • We provide stand alone decisions based on the medical experience and expertise of the Panel members.


  • We act in ways that builds and maintains trust of injured workers and all our stakeholders.
  • We take steps to prevent and resolve any real, perceived or potential conflict.
  • We work with our system partners for the common good of the injured worker.


  • We strive for excellence in our services through continuous improvement.
  • We support our staff in achieving their best by providing a safe, healthy and learning environment.
  • Our Panel Members and Medical Examiners are all in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and adhere to the highest standards of professional integrity.

Guiding Principles

  • The MPO Members and staff are bound by the Code of Conduct and will uphold the enshrined Values in their daily activities.
  • The MPO will ensure its actions uphold the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
  • We are accountable for achieving outcomes, and carry out our work with diligence, pride, efficiency and transparency.
  • We value collaboration, promote innovation and strive to be highly effective in our mandate.
  • We strive to continually improve the quality of our services, policies and programs.
  • We provide timely and effective decisions, through meaningful processes that move the worker's file closer to resolution.

MPO Stakeholders

  • Minister
  • Workers
  • Physicians
  • Worker Advocates
  • WCB System Partners
    • WCB
    • AC
  • Oversight Partners
    • Fair Practices Office
    • Ethics Commissioner
    • Public Agency Secretariat
    • Ombudsman
  • MPO Staff