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.

  • March 9: Calgary Zone COVID-19 Community Conversation

    24 Feb 2021

    Calgary Zone residents are invited to a virtual COVID-19 Community Conversation with Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jia Hu. Learn about the status of COVID-19 in Alberta and the Calgary region, and AHS’ response - including vaccine safety – and ask questions directly of Dr. Hu.

    Two virtual events have been scheduled; please register for the time that works best for you:

    Tuesday, March 9: 8:30 - 9:30 am

    Tuesday, March 9: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Please feel free to submit any questions you may have when you register, or email them to us at Community.Engagement@ahs.ca(External link). This will help us to design a presentation that reflects your key concerns.

  • March 9: North Zone COVID-19 Community Conversation

    25 Feb 2021

    Medical Officer of Health and Co-Chair of AHS’ Vaccine Task Force, Dr. Kristin Klein invites you to a virtual COVID-19 Community Conversation for the North Zone. Following an update on the status of COVID-19 in Alberta and the north region, and AHS’ response - including AHS’ vaccination safety - Dr. Klein will answer your questions.

    A virtual event has scheduled on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Register here

  • March 10: COVID-19 Community Conversation for Arabic speaking Albertans

    24 Feb 2021

    Arabic speaking Albertans are invited to a virtual COVID-19 Community Conversation with Medical Officer of Health Dr. Michael Zakhary: Wednesday, March 10, 5:30- 6:30 pm. This event is being hosted in partnership with REACH Edmonton. The presentation will be made in Arabic.

    Click here to register(External link).

    Please feel free to submit any questions you may have when you register, or email your questions to Community.Engagement@ahs.ca. This will help us to design a presentation that reflects your key concerns.

  • Palliser Triangle: Transform Your Stress - the Resilience Advantage

    23 Feb 2021
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    Thursday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council (HAC) and AHS invite local and area residents to a virtual webinar - Transform Your Stress: The Resilience Advantage. Strategies for Managing Stress in Challenging Times.

    Stress affects people physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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

    To register visit https://palliser-triangle-hac-event.eventbrite.ca.

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