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.

  • Prairie Mountain: Community Conversation

    20 Nov 2020
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    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Prairie Mountain Health Advisory Council (HAC) and AHS invite local and area residents to an important virtual community conversation about Suicide in the Calgary Zone: How We Can Equip Ourselves to Prevent It.

    The Council, along with Alberta Health Services (AHS), has identified suicide related to mental health as one of the most significant challenges facing our communities. This Zoom conversation brings AHS experts into your community to share current statistics and available services to your residents. We will also have a short overview of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program, an empowering tool for suicide intervention. And we want to hear from you on what you may be experiencing in your community, and how we can meet your future needs.

    All are welcome - please be encouraged to share this invitation with members of your community.

    To register:

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