Join a conversation about the opioid crisis in Edmonton

December 2, 2021

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council (HAC) invite area residents to join a virtual conversation about the opioid crisis, the response of AHS, and the work of our community partners in the greater Edmonton area.

Many Albertans have been affected by drug poisonings and the opioid crisis. This impact has increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the crisis requires a co-ordinated and collaborative response. This event aims to bring awareness to the work happening in communities, and to share how residents of the greater Edmonton area can become active in ongoing efforts to support friends, neighbours and community members.

The session will include information and data about drug poisonings in the AHS Edmonton Zone, health promotion and prevention efforts, and available services and supports in the community. Participants will also hear stories from individuals with lived experience.

Please note space is limited, so register early.

This session will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To register for this virtual event, email with the subject line ‘Greater’; you will be sent the registration link. If you have difficulties registering, please call 1-877-275-8830 or email

HACs play an important role in supporting the strategic direction of AHS by engaging members of their communities throughout Alberta in a respectful, transparent and accountable manner. Public participation is essential to improving the quality and accountability of health services. Working in partnership with AHS is an important way to ensure services are responsive to the needs of those who use them.

For more information on the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council, visit

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.