Who We Are

Collaboration for Change is a coalition of organizations in Alberta that have a commitment to improving primary care through dialogue, mutual exploration, and citizen-centered action. The Coalition has been guided by the vision of the Patient’s Medical Home where health care is orientated and centred around the patient and his or her journey through the health care system.

The coalition is organizing, facilitating, and implementing innovative ways to enhance citizen- and patient-engagement. With this, we are helping to co-design and build the foundations to support primary care reform that will improve health care delivery and services.

Our coalition members are working together to help create a model of engagement and improve health care in your community.

The Coalition is represented by members belonging to:

  • Alberta College of Family Physicians
  • Alberta Health Services – Primary Health Care Division
  • Alberta Medical Association – PCN PMO
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health
  • Government of Alberta – Alberta Culture, Community Development Unit
  • Nurse Practitioners Association of Alberta

CCI Members

Since 2015, the Collaboration for Change Initiative (CCI) has been building a community of practice that believes in the value of collaboration to create change in the health care system in Alberta.

With a primary interest in keeping highest quality care in the community and adapting services as populations and community needs change, the CCI group of members provide support and generate innovative approaches to spread and scale evidence based best practices for patient and community engagement.

Terri Potter, Alberta College of Family Physicians
Don McLeod, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health
Pieter de Vos, Community Development, GOA
Jake Jennings, Alberta Health Services
Margie Sills-Maerov, University of Alberta, Centre for Life Long Learning
Shannon Spenceley, University of Lethbridge
Joanne Ganton, Alberta Health Services, Patient Engagement

Sandi Kossey, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Dr. Jill Konkin, University of Alberta
Karoline Kiddine, Edmonton South Primary Care Network
Stacey Jorgenson, East Calgary Family Care Clinic
Lorna Milkovich, Red Deer Primary Care Network
Jacques Lovely, Alberta Health Services, Connect Care
Rob Skrypnek, Alberta Health Services, Primary Health Care Health Quality Council of Alberta

CCI Secretariat

Alberta College of Family Physicians

Team Members:

  • Susan Wong Armstrong, CCI Communications
  • Darlene Niederhaus, CCI Program Coordinator
  • Lindsay Rankin, CCI Learning Lab Coordinator and Webmaster