Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Key information

  • Alberta’s addiction response

    • Alberta’s addiction care system includes prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services. Learn more about the range of addiction care options.
    • The Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 provides support, information and referral to services. The confidential, toll-free line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Opioid data helps us better understand the opioid crisis in Alberta and make informed, strategic decisions about how best to support individuals experiencing addiction.
  • Supporting the mental health of Albertans

    • Resources and supports are available to help Albertans experiencing stress, anxiety and uncertainty.
    • The Mental Health Help Line is a 24-hour, 7 day a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns.
  • Addressing the impact of COVID-19

In focus

Taking quick, effective action to cut costs and deliver relief to help families, businesses and vulnerable Albertans.

Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

Provincial funding helped and Kids Help Phone create the Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub.

Virtual Opioid Dependency Program

Available province wide, Alberta Health Services uses telehealth technology to provide treatment for opioid use disorder.

Residential addiction treatment providers in Alberta must be licensed in accordance with the Mental Health Services Protection Act.


Nicholas Milliken was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Currie.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Milliken was a practicing lawyer and business owner in Calgary.

Mr. Milliken holds his juris doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan as well as his Bachelor of Arts and bachelor of commerce from the University of Alberta.

An active community member and family man, Mr. Milliken lives in Calgary-Currie with his wife, Christine, and their young son. In his spare time he enjoys playing the drums and running.

Mr. Milliken was sworn in as the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction on October 24, 2022. He previously served as the Minister of Infrastructure.