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 […]

Collaborate with ICN to add your voice to Refocus Alberta’s Health System

As we look towards a change in Alberta’s health care system, we at ICN are excited to play a role in engaging with citizens to shape Alberta’s Health System Refocus initiative.

Join us as we explore the key principles that will support the new system along with the organizations: primary care, acute care, continuing care, and mental health and addictions. Together, we’ll identify what we hope the system will look and feel like with Alberta’s refocusing initiative.

ICN Welcomes New Board Members

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.

ICN’s Post Election Message

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. 

Citizen Insights: Alberta Clinical Research Consortium Engagement Project

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.

Board Recruitment March 2023

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.

Modernizing Our Primary Health Care System: Including a Patient-Citizen Voice

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!   […]

Educating Future Healthcare Leaders: ICN Brings the Patient Voice

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”.

Health Equity: The Vision for a Fairer and Healthier World

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.

ICN Board Member Recruitment

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 […]

Communications Specialist (contract, part-time) CLOSED

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 […]