Alberta Wildfires Emergency Alert

Fort McMurray remains under a mandatory evacuation order. A provincial state of emergency has been declared (more information). 

Updates from Alberta Health Services will be posted on our Wildfire Resources page. Updates from the Alberta government will be posted on their emergency page.

Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts to sign up for alerts and download the app.

Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act of Alberta was enacted to provide safeguards, supports and supervision, for mentally ill individuals.  In 2004, the Minister of Health initiated the process to examine the Act  to ensure that the legislation remains responsive to the needs of involuntary patients and to provide a community treatment option.  Several amendments were introduced in September 2009 and January 2010, as a result of that review.     

Changes were made to the criteria for certification and notification provisions (to physicians), and Community Treatment Orders  were introduced.  Additionally the Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate’s powers of investigation were expanded.

For more information see the Mental Health Act of Alberta: A Summary of Recent Changes

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