This marks the first year we have produced an annual report and we’re pleased to share it with you.
At our June 2023 Annual General Meeting, ICN welcomed four new Board members and for the first time since our founding in 2015, a new Board Chair. ICN is pleased to welcome Stephen Samis as Board Chair. Stephen relocated to Edmonton one year ago after working across Canada in health policy areas for many years.
Imagine Citizens Network would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Premier Smith and the United Conservative Party on their victory in our recent provincial election. We would like to congratulate Rachel Notley and the New Democratic Party for their successes as well as all candidates who stepped up in the election to serve Albertans.
The new government has a mandate to pursue, over the next four years, improvements that will move us toward the goals of a more prosperous, generous and equitable province. Both major parties campaigned to improve healthcare in many key areas, and Premier Smith talked about making Alberta’s healthcare system the best in the world. That is a goal that ICN is fully committed to working collaboratively to achieve.
Early in 2023, Imagine Citizens Network was invited by Alberta Innovates-Health to speak with Albertans about their awareness and understanding of clinical health research (CHR) in Alberta.
CHR in Alberta aims to improve wellness and health outcomes by developing new treatments and technologies or approaches to care.
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. We are looking to add individuals with valuable experience and diversity to our Board.
We have had a wonderful response to this project and registration for it is full. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to learn about other engagement opportunities in the future. Plans for primary health care system changes in Alberta are coming. Let’s make sure citizens help shape the plans! […]
Last summer, Imagine Citizens Network (ICN) was invited to participate in the new transdisciplinary Precision Health program at the Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary) which brings together future healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators to improve patient care. Precision health is a new and innovative approach to healthcare delivery. It’s tailored to a patient’s genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors and, as the name implies, it is aimed at keeping people healthy by personalizing the prevention and treatment of individuals “precisely”.
As September signals the start of the formal academic year, students from all communities across Canada prepare for the year of learning ahead. Yet significant cultural variations may emerge to illustrate the diversities and dynamism of the student group as a whole. Equity raises awareness about these important variations with reference to fair access and participation in basic needs such as health and education, to transform social systems that serve everyone equally within their unique contexts.
Is all your health information accessible to all providers? Why you might want to keep a paper trail
Can you be confident that your health data and entire health record are complete and available to any healthcare provider when needed? What about your prescriptions from your drug store? Is that information available if you suddenly experience an emergency? The short answer is no.
May 19 was the tenth anniversary of Greg’s death. A lot has happened since then, highlighting life-altering gaps in accessing information within Alberta’s healthcare. Much work still needs to be done.
Background Imagine Citizens Network (ICN) is looking for independent 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 […]
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. THIS JOB AD IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES. Imagine Citizens Network (ICN) is looking for a Communication Specialist (contract, part-time) to manage our digital communications (e-newsletter, website, and social media) and help us build brand awareness and build online relationships with our supporters. ICN is an […]