The Health Coalition of Alberta started out as a small group of volunteers who wanted to support and drive patient advocacy in Alberta. Over the years, that has expanded into our current Coalition of patient groups, patients and concerned individuals who are focused on improving access to health care for all Albertans. With nearly 100 members, the Health Coalition of Alberta is growing every year. The strength of our membership gives the Coalition our voice to bring forward issues of concern, solutions and opportunities for improvement.

Membership fees are voluntary but are certainly a key component of our funding. We benefit not only from financial contributions through membership fees but also through gifts in kind as our members volunteer their expertise and skills to help us accomplish our goals.

Full Membership – Organizations:

ALS Society of Alberta
Alberta Community Council on HIV
Alberta Continuing Care Association
Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association
Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association
Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories
Arthritis Society Alberta and NWT (The)
Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network
Canadian MPN Research Foundation
Canadian Psoriasis Network
Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Caregivers Alberta
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Dementia Network Calgary
HIV Network of Edmonton
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Alberta & NWT Division
Myeloma Alberta Support Society
Oladele Foundation/African Cancer Support Group
Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta
Spinal Cord Injury Alberta
Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

Full Membership – Individuals:

Tim Battle
Rick Brick
Kathy Kovacs Burns
Mary Chibuk
Teren Clarke
Shirley Duia
Lynne Eikel
Darlene Gallant
Joan King
Karen Knutson
Corrine Kushneryk
Rita Lyster
Austin Mardon
Michelle Marusiak
Scott McRae
Larry Pempeit
Tom Perkins
Mitchell Ravvin
Dick Swaren
Joanne Wall
Kathy Watson
Angeline Webb
Bruce West

Affiliate Membership:

Alberta Continuing Care Association
Alberta Council on Aging
Alberta Pituitary Patient Society
Alzheimer Society of Calgary
Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada/Network of Rare Blood Disorders
Autism Society of Edmonton Area
Brain Care Centre
Canadian Association for Porphyria (The)
Canadian Association of Pompe
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research Alberta Chapter
Canadian Liver Foundation
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region
Canadian Spondylitis Association
CARP Calgary Chapter
CARP Edmonton Chapter
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
CNIB AB & NWT/ Vision Loss Rehab
Creekside Support Services Ltd
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Calgary & Southern AB Chapter
Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Edmonton & Northern AB Chapter
Diabetes Canada
Easter Seals Alberta
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
Epilepsy Association of Calgary
Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton and Area
Gastrointestinal Society – Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
Health Arrows
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut
HIV Community Link – Calgary and Medicine Hat
Huntington Society of Canada
Kidney Foundation of Canada- Northern Alberta & Territories
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (The)
Lung Association – Alberta and NWT (The)
Lupus Society of Alberta
March of Dimes
M.E. Society of Edmonton
Migraine Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada – Prairies & NWT
Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society
Osteoporosis Canada – Alberta Chapter
Parkinson Association of Alberta
Save Your Skin Foundation
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
Seniors Community Health Council in Alberta on Aging
Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
Turning Point Society
Ups and Downs – Calgary Down Syndrome Association
Voice of Albertans with Disabilities
John Bachnyski
Ganive Bhinder
Rayne Johnson
Linda Kolewaski
Austin Mardon
Jeff MacKay
Darrel McKenzie
Marichelle Rogers
Catherine Ryan
Katie Soles