Community Conversations


Conversations with communities are at the heart of AHS' engagement philosophy. Whether through informal chats over coffee or large group events, we believe that when AHS and Albertans work together we achieve greater understanding, and reach better decisions.

As we celebrated AHS' 10 year anniversary in 2019, we sought input from our valued partners and community members through seventeen Community Conversations, hosted in partnerships with Health Advisory Councils (HACs) across Alberta.

In-person Community Conversations were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, but AHS' commitment to engaging communities continued. In the first six months of AHS' response to the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 virtual Community Conversations were hosted providing information to, and engaging with, more than 5000 Albertans. Conversations will continue as needs are identified.

AHS' Advisory Councils have launched a new series of Community Conversations, designed in partnership with AHS leadership, to invite communities to engage, share information or participate in training that reflects the highest priorities identified by the HAC and AHS leadership in their region.

A list of upcoming events can be found in the Upcoming Events tab below.

For more information, email us at Community.Engagement@ahs.ca or visit ahs.ca/advisorycouncils.


Conversations with communities are at the heart of AHS' engagement philosophy. Whether through informal chats over coffee or large group events, we believe that when AHS and Albertans work together we achieve greater understanding, and reach better decisions.

As we celebrated AHS' 10 year anniversary in 2019, we sought input from our valued partners and community members through seventeen Community Conversations, hosted in partnerships with Health Advisory Councils (HACs) across Alberta.

In-person Community Conversations were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, but AHS' commitment to engaging communities continued. In the first six months of AHS' response to the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 virtual Community Conversations were hosted providing information to, and engaging with, more than 5000 Albertans. Conversations will continue as needs are identified.

AHS' Advisory Councils have launched a new series of Community Conversations, designed in partnership with AHS leadership, to invite communities to engage, share information or participate in training that reflects the highest priorities identified by the HAC and AHS leadership in their region.

A list of upcoming events can be found in the Upcoming Events tab below.

For more information, email us at Community.Engagement@ahs.ca or visit ahs.ca/advisorycouncils.

  • Palliser Triangle: Community Events

    20 Oct 2020
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    The Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council (HAC) and AHS invite local and area residents to a series virtual (Zoom) community conversations of interest to the South Zone.

    Tues Oct 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Seniors Health in the South Zone

    This topic was chosen by the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council (PTHAC) to learn more about what happens when family or caregivers realize ‘more’ or ‘additional care’ is required for the person within their care.
    The presenters will discuss where to start, describe the assessment process, and share lessons learned about seniors and long term care, particularly during this pandemic that can help improve health outcomes.

    To register:


    Wed Oct 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Navigating Addictions & Mental Health Services in a Virtual Environment

    This topic was chosen by the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council (PTHAC) to ensure community members know how and where to access Addiction and Mental Health services that are provided in southeastern Alberta for children, adolescents, adults, families, and seniors.

    To register:


    Thurs Oct 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    COVID-19 Community Conversation

    This presentation will begin with the current pandemic status from multiple scopes; the World, Canada, Alberta and then will focus on AHS' South Zone response. Several topics will be addressed including: COVID-19 case statistics and outcomes; outbreaks; testing approach and testing availability; contact tracing efforts; influenza vaccine campaign; AHS service adjustments necessary to respond to the pandemic; and key public messages. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A.


    To register:


    For more information, or if you have difficulties registering, please call 1-877-275-8830 or email community.engagement@ahs.ca.

  • Wood Buffalo: Mental Health Services Community Conversation Event

    20 Oct 2020
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    Wed Oct 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council (HAC) and AHS invite local and area residents to a virtual community conversation about mental health services in the Wood Buffalo region.

    This is an opportunity to:

    • Discuss mental health challenges in the community
    • Bring attention to the mental health services available in the region, and to identify how AHS and community service providers can better work together to meet the needs of Wood Buffalo residents
    • Learn more about the Wood Buffalo HAC

    To register:

    For more information, or if you have difficulties registering, please call 1-877-275-8830 or email community.engagement@ahs.ca.