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BCTA 201 Provincial Agency Categories

Name the categories into which the province has divided provincial agencies

Advisory Agenciesprovide advice to a ministry and assist in the development of policy or the delivery of programs, but they do not make decisions or carry out programs.
Operational Service Agenciesdeliver goods or services to the public, often at a low fee or no fee.
Operational EnterprisesSell goods or services to the public in a commercial manner. They may compete with the private sector, or they may be monopolies.
Regulatory Agenciesmake independent decisions (including inspections, investigations, prosecutions, certifications, licensing, and rate setting) that limit or promote the conduct, practice, obligations, rights and responsibilities of individuals, businesses and corporate bodies.
Adjudicative Agenciesoften referred to as tribunals. These agencies make independent decisions, similar to those of courts, that resolve disputes over the obligations, rights, and responsibilities of individuals, businesses, corporate bodies, and government decision makers under existing policies and laws. They may also hear appeals from previous government decisions.
Crown foundationssolicit, manage, and distribute donations of money or other assets to support public organizations such as art galleries, museums, amateur sports associations, theatre groups and universities.
Trust AgenciesAdminister funds or other assets for beneficiaries named under a statute.
Non-scheduled agenciesThese agencies do not fit into any specific category.
Watchdog bodiessuch as the ombudsman and other ombudsman-like agencies carrying out their duties fairly, effectively, and efficiently and to address individual complaints of unfair treatment.
royal commissionsset up to carry out public inquiries. Established by governments to investigate and to make findings and recommendations about a specific problem and they dissolve once they report their findings

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