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Indigenous Talent at AHS

We need and value the Indigenous Peoples who are part of Alberta Health Services (AHS). They lend an important perspective in all settings including clinical, corporate, cultural, and more. It's important that our workforce reflects the people we serve.

We're committed to building an Indigenous workforce to improve health outcomes and patient experience for all Albertans. We are committed to ensuring that Indigenous Peoples have safe, high-quality, accessible healthcare that is culturally safe and culturally aware, and acknowledge that there is more work that must be done. AHS is proud to offer opportunities and paths for Indigenous Peoples to grow a career in healthcare.

Featured Jobs

Project Coordinator - Indigenous Wellness Core (Calgary, AB)

As the Project Coordinator, you'll be the key contact for First Nations communities, Metis Settlements and Indigenous-led organizations as they submit applications for funding through the Continuum of Wellness Grant. Learn more and apply.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Acute Care/Emergency (Wabasca, AB)

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you'll be part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. Learn more and apply.

Looking for Career Support?

We can answer questions about future career paths, help you build your candidate profile, and provide feedback on your resume.

Reach out to Indigenous Talent Acquisition at indigenous.talent@ahs.ca to get started or view hundreds of open opportunities on our job board.

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Land Acknowledgement

AHS acknowledges that its services are provided on the territories of Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Treaty 8; the 8 Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We also recognize the Indigenous Peoples who dwell in urban centres across this land. These territories are the home for many Indigenous Peoples, including the Anishinabe, Blackfoot, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis, Stoney Nakoda Sioux, and the Tsuut'ina.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous Peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

In Talent Acquisition we take seriously our responsibility under the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action number 23, for all levels of government to increase the number of Indigenous professionals working in the healthcare field and ensure the retention of Indigenous health-care providers.


Indigenous Support Line

Indigenous Support Line

The first of its kind in Canada, the Indigenous Support Line is a toll-free, confidential phone service that connects Indigenous callers and service providers with Indigenous health professionals.

Learn how the line is providing culturally respectful support and helping change the experience of Indigenous patients.

Content includes discussion of past trauma in healthcare.

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Talent Acquisition Advisor Chantel Caza supports the organization with attracting and retaining Indigenous professionals like herself.

Her experience seeing Indigenous culture embraced and incorporated throughout AHS has given her a sense of genuine authenticity when she promotes opportunities to other Indigenous candidates.

Lead Hand – Maintenance

Lead Hand – Maintenance

AHS employs a huge range of positions including trades professionals that help keep our facilities going. Brendan, the Lead Hand of Maintenance, speaks about his work at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.

In his career, he has had the opportunity to balance his work and cultural practice, and speaks on the benefits AHS offers to support its staff in all areas of their life.

Indigenous Nurse Liaison

Indigenous Nurse Liaison

Tyler is an Indigenous nurse at AHS with a rich understanding of the challenges that face Indigenous Peoples in Alberta.

Tyler and her colleagues help guide decisions that improve health outcomes and build understanding across the organization.


Start Your Career at AHS

An Award-Winning Place to Work

Since 2017, AHS has been recognized as a top employer. We are honoured to be recognized for our commitment to fostering a healthy and inclusive working environment that improves patient wellbeing.

Top-rated diversity employers:

  • Demonstrate ongoing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion
  • Offer innovative programs to support the diverse needs of its employees

Stories

Amanda Merrier, left, and Leona Small, a senior advisor with the Indigenous Talent Acquisition team, share smiles at Merrier’s graduation ceremony.

Housekeeping to Healthcare

Amanda recently graduated from the Health Care Aide training program at Northwestern Polytechnic, but the path to her dream career was not a straightforward one... Read more

Lucy, Indigenous Cancer Patient Navigator

Honoring the Work of Our Indigenous Nurses

Lucy Laboucan has a unique role as one of only three Registered Nurses in the province working as an Indigenous Cancer Patient Navigator. She supports clients receiving treatment at the Grande Prairie... Read more

Andrea, Indigenous Health Advisor

Supporting Indigenous
Wellness

Andrea, a Senior Advisor with the North Zone Indigenous Health program, helps ensure the services we provide at AHS are culturally relevant and culturally safe, and really meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples... Read more