Call for Regional Advisory Council Members

Apply before April 30 for a possible Spring 2024 appointment.

Apply before August 30 for a possible Fall 2024 appointment.

Be a Métis Citizen voice for change!

The Government of Alberta is recruiting members to participate in 12 Regional Advisory Councils as they explore options to refocus our province’s healthcare system. Métis perspectives are needed to establish local and community priorities to improve the healthcare system.

The Regional Advisory Councils will represent their communities’ perspectives and the unique needs of each region.

Our Citizen’s input is needed more than ever! We encourage Alberta Métis Citizens who are 18 years or older to apply with a resumé highlighting their past involvements/achievements in the community. Selected council members will meet 4-6 meetings per year (in-person/virtual) and may be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses while performing their duties.

Learn more about this critical role and eligibility

Submit your application today

Digital Overdose Response System (Dors)

DORS is a mobile app designed to help Albertans using opioids and other substances while alone. Through the app, Albertans will receive a call from the STARS emergency centre if they do not respond to a timer. If an overdose is suspected, STARS will immediately dispatch emergency medical services to the person’s location.

Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic (Aivcc)

The AIVCC virtually connects Métis Albertans with family doctors who are experienced with providing Indigenous and culturally safe health care. All appointments happen by phone or Zoom video conferencing.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society and Hotline

The legacy of the Residential School system runs deep in our community. We mourn the loss of children who never came home while we try to rebuild the lives impacted by the colonial institution. If you need support, the Indian Residential School Survivor Society has a hotline in place to help you move forward.

Hope For Wellness Helpline

Sometimes having an ear to listen to us can make all the difference in getting through a tough moment. The Hope for Wellness Helpline offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced and culturally-aware counsellors are available 24/7 who offer counselling in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIWG) Support

It is a terrible truth that Indigenous women and girls are far more likely to be murdered or go missing than non-Indigenous women and girls. If you are a survivor or are missing a loved one, there are resources in place to support you during these difficult times. The National Inquiry to MMIW has a support line for survivors as well as those missing a loved one. This line is an independent, national, toll-free support call line and is available 24/7 to provide support for anyone who requires assistance.