Volunteers sought for Wisdom Council and Elder Circle

March 15, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting new volunteer members to the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle.

The advisory board is comprised of individuals who speak as Indigenous persons, sharing their experiences and guidance with AHS, to support the provision of culturally safe, accessible care for Indigenous peoples.

“AHS is committed to providing safe, accessible healthcare for everyone, and working with the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle provides valuable insight and advice to help us continue to improve,” says AHS President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu.

“AHS continues to explore how best to integrate advice and feedback into our health policies and practices to better serve Indigenous peoples in a culturally safe and appropriate way to rebuild trust and remove barriers within the system.”

Indigenous-specific services are delivered throughout the province in partnership with Indigenous peoples and organizations. AHS values Indigenous culture and the unique needs of individuals, patients and families, and is incorporating traditional culture into the healthcare system.

Interested Albertans over the age of 18 are asked to submit an expression of interest form, available here, or by emailing WisdomCouncil@albertahealthservices.ca. Deadline for submissions is March 31. Applicants will be screened, interviewed and selected by current members of the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.