Edmonton citizens connect with IMAGINE Citizens

By Stephanie Montesanti and Alexandra Harrison

On June 14, IMAGINE Citizens hosted an energetic networking event at the
Edmonton Intercultural Centre. It was an opportunity to connect with colleagues
and make new friends. About 20 participants from diverse backgrounds
joined half a dozen IMAGINE Citizens volunteers for an evening of conversation
and making connections.


IMAGINE Citizens hosted an evening at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre on June 14 to connect with colleagues and make new friends.

The format was similar to a recent networking event in Calgary Networking Event.

After introductions, there were short presentations about IMAGINE’s work, highlighting activities in Primary Care, Community Conversations and Health Care 101, and describing IMAGINE Citizens’s working groups.

In the second half of the evening, participants met in a variety of roundtables. There, they learned more about IMAGINE Citizens initiatives. IMAGINE Citizens heard about participants’ work and their interests, and we discussed how to stay connected in the future.

Thank you, Yvonne and team, for providing the venue and dinner. We look forward to staying in touch.

We look forward to future events in communities across Alberta.

Stephanie Montesanti, Edmonton
Alexandra Harrison, Calgary
IMAGINE Citizens People and Capacity Committee


About the authors

Stephanie Montesanti is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. She is also a steering committee member and co-chair of the Evidence Support Working Group with IMAGINE Citizens.

Alex Harrison is a semi-retired faculty member at the University of Calgary. Her expertise includes patient and family engagement, the healthcare system, and postgraduate medical education.