About The Health Coalition of Alberta

The Health Coalition of Alberta is an alliance of health charities, patient groups, non-profit organizations and individuals driven by a unified purpose. Through the strength of our membership, we have a voice and influence into public health decisions that impact the health of Albertans.

Formed by a group of volunteers in 2006, the Health Coalition of Alberta formalized as a registered non-profit society in 2014. Our membership base quickly grew to one of the largest advocacy coalitions of its kind in Canada; more than 100 members inform our work.

We use a collaborative, solution-focused approach to engage with governments, health policy decision-makers and other stakeholders to achieve our goals.

We recognize that, for many reasons, not all users of the health care system choose to be referred to as patients. However, we use this collective term to positively reinforce the concept that the health care system must be effective for each person in care regardless of the services they receive of where they are served. It also differentiates the unique voice of people with lived experience from health care providers and other professionals.

Our Story


Scott McRae
Scott McRaePresident
Karen Knutson
Karen KnutsonTreasurer
Heather Templeton
Heather TempletonSecretary
Shirley Duia
Shirley DuiaMember-at-Large
Tim Battle
Tim BattleMember-at-Large
Jeff MacKay
Jeff MacKayMember-at-Large
Teren Clarke
Teren ClarkeEx-Officio
Fraser Hall
Fraser HallEx-Officio
Joan King
Joan KingEx-Officio

The Health Coalition of Alberta also has an Executive Director who provides staff support to the Board of Directors and members. 
Beth Kidd has been working in this capacity since 2017.

Beth Kidd
Beth KiddExecutive Director