From the Minister

October 05, 2021 | COVID-19

New Health Minister Jason Copping outlines his priorities.

Thank you to all the staff at Alberta Health Services for your passion, dedication and compassion in caring for Albertans.

Key information

  • Alberta’s COVID-19 response
    • Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. New measures are in effect to bend the curve on rising COVID-19 cases, including mandatory restrictions on social gatherings.
    • The COVID-19 status map shows the level of risk in regions across Alberta and information about local health measures. Learn more about the regional status in your area and sign up to be notified if there is a change in your area.
    • Isolation and quarantine requirements. Learn what to do if you have symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19, or if you enter Alberta from outside Canada
    • Guidance is available to help businesses, communities and organizations reopen operate safely. General guidance and sector-specific information is available to identify and implement measures to reduce the risk for staff and customers.
  • It’s influenza season
    • All Albertans are encouraged to get an influenza vaccine (flu shot). Albertans 6 months of age and older, are eligible to be immunized, free of charge.
    • This year, Alberta Health Services is working with pharmacists and physicians to offer immunization. Find out more about how to access immunizations this year.
    • The flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19, but it will reduce your chances of getting sick with influenza and spreading it to others.
  • Accessing health care
  • Health services and benefits

    Find a range of health benefits and drug programs for Albertans. Some examples include:

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

MyHealth Records

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

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 Copping was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Varsity.

Copping has over 20 years of senior management experience in labour relations & human resources and corporate affairs. Working in the transportation industry, he has led teams in the development and implementation of labour relations strategies, negotiated and administered collective agreements, and represented management in labour arbitrations cases.

More recently, Copping has worked as a consultant providing advice and training to clients on labour relations and human resources issues, as well as offering dispute resolution services in the field. He has also served as a part-time member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Copping has taught Labour Relations at the University of Calgary and Labour & Employment Law as well as Human Resource Management at the University of Lethbridge. Jason holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and an LLM with a specialization in Labour & Employment law from Osgoode Hall, York University.

Jason Copping was appointed as Alberta’s minister of Health on September 21, 2021. He previously served as the minister of Labour and Immigration.