From the Minister

January 11, 2021 | Health

It is possible for those living with dementia to have a good quality of life.

September 30, 2020 | Health

Finding ways to run our health-care system more efficiently while improving patient care is more critical than ever.

Accomplishments

A woman wearing personal protective equipment stands next to a car to take a COVID-19 test.

The Alberta government has committed $500 million to the public health response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Photo of Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Alberta Health Services President & CEO Verna Yiu, and Ernst & Young National Health Care Leader John Bethel speaking to the release of the AHS Review Report

A comprehensive review of Alberta Health Services (AHS) found opportunities to improve the health system, make AHS more efficient and deliver better results for Albertans.

Regulating physician assistants enabling these health professionals to work to their full scope of practice and provide Albertans with better access to care.

Updating and modernizing health legislation to improve public health care so all Albertans have access to sustainable and high quality health services.

New tobacco and vaping legislation to further protect Albertans from the harms of tobacco and second-hand smoke and address youth vaping.

Updates to mental health legislation to ensure the rights of mental health patients are respected and provide more responsive, accessible care.

Key information

In focus

MyHealth Records

By signing up for MyHealth Records you'll be able to self-manage and track your lab results, immunization and medication information.

Donate blood

You may still donate blood at this time if you are healthy. Contact Canada Blood Services to schedule an appointment.

Help in tough times

Services and resources to help you in stressful times.

Health link Alberta (811)

Before you head to emergency or your doctor's office, call Health Link at 811 for trusted health advice.

Biography

Minister Shandro was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Acadia.

A husband and father to two young children, Shandro has been an active member of his community for years. Previously serving a member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the Criminal Injuries Review Board, the University of Calgary Senate, the Calgary Parking Authority, and the Calgary Police Commission.

After the devastating 2013 floods, Shandro was appointed to the Disaster Recovery Committee by the Minister of Municipal Affairs on matters related to disaster recovery assistance. His public service record continues further, as he has been a volunteer for the Calgary Stampede's Promotion Committee, an instructor and evaluator for CPLED (the Legal Education Society of Alberta's bar admission course), a volunteer mentor for the Law Society of Alberta, and a volunteer lawyer for Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary. Shandro was a former director of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Calgary Ukrainian Festival, Digital Alberta, the Canadian Police Governance Association, and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

Tyler Shandro was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Health on April 30, 2019. He will apply his strong record of public service to addressing the challenges currently facing Alberta’s health-care system. He is committed to ensuring key pledges are met, including reducing wait times, and ensuring that all Albertans have access to a publicly funded, universal and reliable health-care system.