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Public Interest Alberta, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Alberta College of Social Workers’ released a new provincial report on child and family poverty on Monday, November 24th. The day was the 25th anniversary of the unanimous... Nov. 24, 2014 Blog , PIA, Human Services & Poverty
Public Interest Alberta coordinated a survey of childcare centres, day homes, and after-school care centres across Alberta in August and September 2014. Close to 1,000 childcare operators were invited to participate and 212 filled out the survey. “This... Nov. 20, 2014 Blog , PIA, Childcare
November 7, 2014 - News & Views PIA E-Newsletter PIA News & Events 1. PIA collecting stories of classroom conditions in Alberta Until December 12th, we are collecting stories from parents, students, teachers, educational staff, and anyone else... Nov. 07, 2014 Blog , PIA, Education, Environment, Seniors, Privatization
Public Interest Alberta has been has been raising concerns about the privatization of Edmonton's Southeast LRT line since the 2013 municipal election (see the Our LRT campaign website) and is now working with several groups under the banner of... Nov. 06, 2014 Blog , PIA, Privatization
Until December 12th, we are asking parents, students, teachers, educational staff, and anyone else who has stories about classroom conditions in Alberta schools. Our survey consists of 10 short questions and takes only a few minutes to complete. We will... Nov. 04, 2014 Blog , PIA, Education
Dr. Paul Parks, Trauma Medical Director and Department of Emergency Medicine Chief at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, was selected to receive the Public Interest Award for Southern Alberta. The award is presented by Public Interest Alberta to... Nov. 04, 2014 Blog , PIA, Seniors
We recently had the below video commissioned to commemorate our 10th anniversary advocating for the public interest in Alberta. Please share it widely to bring greater awareness to what we do and the issues we advocate for. The video was made by Don... Oct. 31, 2014 Blog , PIA, Democracy, Childcare, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors, Privatization
We have a new handout for our Alberta Could campaign! Clicking here or on the picture below will take you to the media section of our "Alberta Could" website, where you can download the handout and check out other materials from the campaign for fair... Oct. 30, 2014 Blog , PIA, Childcare, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors
Our Executive Director Bill Moore-Kilgannon was at Premier Jim Prentice's media conference at an Edmonton seniors' home yesterday afternoon on fire safety for seniors facilities. The $70 million announced will not cover the estimated $250 million needed... Oct. 30, 2014 Blog , PIA, Seniors
Our Executive Director Bill Moore-Kilgannon spoke at a rally in front of Health Minister Stephen Mandel's office on October 17, 2014, to oppose the privatization of the Edmonton area's health laboratory services. The province plans to build a new "super-... Oct. 28, 2014 Blog , PIA, Privatization