The provincial government will be hosting engagement sessions this month on the recently announced Recovery Alberta.

The new mental health and addiction organization, Recovery Alberta, will be responsible for the delivery of mental health and addiction services currently delivered by Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Dan Williams will be the one hosting the four engagement sessions with Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff and service providers to share more information about Recovery Alberta and provide staff and service providers an opportunity to ask questions. 

In order to provide care for Albertans, front-line employees and service providers will remain crucial. The terms and conditions of employment for AHS Addiction and Mental Health staff members who are transitioning to Recovery Alberta will remain unchanged in order to guarantee the stability of services provided to Albertans.

Furthermore, following the creation of Recovery Alberta, funding and contracts for service providers currently in agreement with AHS will remain unchanged.

Virtual engagement sessions for Recovery Alberta will be held on:  

  • April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 16 at 10 a.m.
  • April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 22 at 10 a.m.

If you are interested in taking park, click HERE to register.

It is projected that Recovery Alberta will have a $1.13 billion yearly budget from the Alberta government and be fully operational by the summer of 2024. 

The current provincial leadership team for Addiction and Mental Health and Correctional Health Services within AHS will form the leadership team of Recovery Alberta.

Alberta Health recently unveiled further insights into how the provincial budget will affect  healthcare in Airdrie

According to representatives of Alberta Health, the province's Capital Plan allots $3 million over three years for the purpose of "planning and exploring health care options for the north Calgary and Airdrie areas." The details of the capital plan cover the North Calgary/Airdrie Regional Health Centre plans. Officials from Alberta Health said that the plan is split up as follows:

  • $300,000 in 2024-25
  • $800,000 in 2025-26
  • $2 million in 2026-27

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