Join Our Board: ICN Seeking New Members for 2024

Background Imagine Citizens Network (ICN) is looking for Board Members to join our organization. The Board of Directors provides leadership and strategic oversight to ensure the organization is working to its full potential. ICN’s mission is to enable and mobilize citizens’ ability to influence and become valued partners in improving health care experiences and health […]

Support ICN on UCalgary Giving Day 2024

Once again Imagine Citizens Network is proud to partner with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary for Giving Day 2024! This means any donations made between April 4th to 18th will be matched by the University, and your impact will be doubled! SUPPORT US ON GIVING DAY 2024!  For several […]

To the Silent Champions: Celebrating National Caregivers Day

In the intricate landscape of healthcare, one fundamental but often overlooked group are the caregivers who tirelessly dedicate their love and compassion to their loved ones. As the elderly population swells and medical demands become more complex, the significance of caregivers in our communities becomes increasingly essential. They are the silent champions, quietly bearing the […]

Shaping the future of health and care: World Cancer Day

As we stand on the brink of World Cancer Day, February 4th, a day of global unity against cancer, Imagine Citizens Network is both honoured and impassioned to share this moment with you. Our dedication to integrating citizen voices into the very core of healthcare transformation resonates deeply with the spirit of this global day […]

Transforming Healthcare Together: Bringing Care Opinion to Alberta 

Our healthcare system is facing a crisis. An increasing number of people do not have access to primary care. Lengthening wait times for treatment, surgery, or to see a specialist are threatening the health and recovery of thousands of people. With our ageing population, continuing care is often disjointed and difficult to navigate while escalating […]

Creating the Conditions for Safe Care: Interoperability Saves Lives Report

Written by Teri Price, Co-Chair of the Alberta Virtual Care Coordinating Body (AVCCB) and Executive Director of Greg’s Wings.  Two things have been top of mind lately, the conversations we had about safe healthcare during Canadian Patient Safety Week, and the release of the Interoperability Saves Lives report. Over the last 10+ years, we have […]

Shaping the future of mental health care: World Mental Health Day 2023

Every year, on October 10th, the world comes together to observe World Mental Health Day, a day that reminds us of the profound impact mental health has on individuals, communities, and societies. It’s a day when we collectively raise our voices to spread awareness about mental health issues and advocate for better access to mental […]

ICN Collaboration with Precision Health: Block Week 2023

Imagine Citizen Network (ICN) members have proudly been active participants in the Precision Health (PH) program at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine since its inception in August 2021.   The program aims to provide healthcare tailored to individual characteristics and has four streams:  Quality and Safety Health Professional Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Precision […]