Fatality inquiry reports

The presiding judge provides the Minister with a written report, which is posted publicly, after an inquiry is complete.

This report:

  • identifies the deceased
  • outlines the date, time, place and circumstances of death
  • may recommend how to prevent similar incidents
  • cannot make any findings of legal responsibility

Tracking system

The Alberta government's System to Track Responses to Fatality Inquiry Recommendations, launched in June 2017, documents the responses to fatality inquiry recommendations on a go-forward basis. This will help:

  • improve accountability and transparency in the justice system
  • prevent similar deaths from happening

For each fatality inquiry, the tracking system displays the following:

  • deceased's name
  • cause and manner of death
  • inquiry recommendations
  • entities (ie, persons and / or organizations) asked to respond to the recommendations
  • entities' responses to the recommendations

New tracking system increases transparency
June 29, 2017

Reports by category

Correctional facilities
Mental health patients
Peace officer-related
Child guardianship

 2018 reports


 Learn more

     For more information, contact:

     Jennifer Fuchinsky
     Fatality Inquiry Coordinator
     780-310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta)