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 5,000 Albertans. Conversations 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.

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 5,000 Albertans. Conversations 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.

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

  • True North: Wellspring presentation

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    Wed, Apr 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. AHS and the True North Health Advisory Council (TNHAC) would like to invite you to join us online as we welcome presenters from Wellspring to share with us some services for cancer support and how you can connect with them in your community.

    Wellspring offers free programs and services that meet the emotional, social, spiritual, and restorative needs of people living with cancer and the people who care for them. Through a partnership with the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Wellspring Edmonton is focused on expanding its programs and services to better support individuals living with cancer in Northern Alberta.

    This virtual 1.5-hour conversation will take place on Zoom. Eventbrite registration confirmation email will be sent to you with the link to join the meeting when you complete registration.

    Event: AHS & TNHAC Engagement Event
    Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    To register, please visit: Eventbrite.

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

  • COVID-19 update for businesses April 29 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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    Join North Zone Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kathryn Koliaska and Shane Hussey, North Zone Director for Environment Public Health for an update on COVID-19, related to implementing public health measures for businesses.

    April 29, 3:00 - 4:30

    Please register here

    This session is in partnership with Grande Prairie & District and Vegreville & District Chambers of Commerce


  • Tamarack Health Advisory Council

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    Stress affects people physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Since the onset of COVID-19, many Albertans have identified feeling stressed. This free introductory Zoom webinar includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including three HeartMath® breathing techniques.


    May 12 1-3 PM Register here

    May 17 6-8 PM Register here

    Once registered, the Zoom meeting link will be within your confirmation email.

    Click here for information on the Tamarack Health Advisory Council, including how to become a member!