Alberta Health Services Advisory Councils


Advisory Councils

Building a better health system with the voice of our community

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring people with diverse and cultural backgrounds 
have a voice in healthcare in order to improve healthcare experiences of for all Albertans. One way 
to achieve this is through Advisory Councils, where members represent diverse perspectives within 
communities across Alberta regardless of gender, race, age or religious beliefs and experiences. 
These Councils provide insights and input on healthcare service delivery, priorities and programs 
to the Board of Directors and AHS leadership. They bring forward feedback from the public to 
support AHS’ strategic direction.
 
Health Advisory Council (HAC) members are passionate about healthcare, interested in listening to 
people and providing feedback to AHS. Members reside within their Council’s geographic area. Visit 
the website to view the Health Advisory Council map and find your Council area.
 
There are four Provincial Advisory Councils (PAC) made up of public members from across the 
province who have lived experiences within their area of focus:
 
•     Cancer
•     Addiction and Mental Health (AMH)
•     Seniors and Continuing Care (SCC); and
•     Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)
 
Advisory Council members may serve to a maximum of six years. HAC members are appointed to 
three-year terms. PAC members are appointed to two-year or three-year terms.
 
For further information on Advisory Councils, please visit www.ahs.ca/advisorycouncils. Additional 
AHS volunteer opportunities can be found at www.ahs.ca/volunteers.
 
Click the [Fill in an Application] button on the right-hand side of this page to complete an application.

If you are unable to apply online, you may complete the below Expression of Interest forms and email to community.engagement@ahs.ca.

If you are applying for Health Advisory Councils Click Here

If you are applying for Provincial Advisory Councils Click Here

If you require assistance in completing these forms or have any questions regarding the Expression 
of Interest process, please contact AHS Community & External Relations at 1-877- 275-8830 or 
 
 
Thank you for your interest.
 
Janine Sakatch
Executive Director, Community & External Relations, AHS

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Onboarding Process

If it is agreed that volunteering with the Advisory Councils is something that you would like to pursue, you will be asked to complete our volunteer onboarding process including:

  • Completing a Police Information Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screen if required)
  • Participating in Confidentiality and Privacy Training, including signing the AHS’s Confidentiality Form
  • Signing a Conflict of Interest form
  • Participating in our online and program specific orientations
  • Signing a photo and media consent form