Overview

Public engagements from 2012 to 2015 are listed below with a brief summary of the engagement. Also included are links to survey results on public opinion about the Alberta government from 2001 to 2015.

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2015 public engagements

Let's Talk Royalties

Ministry: Energy
Alberta's royalty review advisory panel connected with Albertans online and at town halls as it reviewed our non-renewable resource royalty framework.
Completed: December 4, 2015

Condominium Property Amendment Act survey

Ministry: Service Alberta
Albertans weighed in on proposed changes to the Condominium Property Amendment Act to better protect home buyers through an online survey.
Completed: October 30, 2015

Essential Services Legislation

Ministry: Jobs, Skills, Labour and Training
Alberta is considering the introduction of essential services legislation for public sector collective bargaining dispute resolution. The legislation could provide the right to strike for many public sector employees, while also ensuring the health, safety and well-being of Albertans is protected in the event of a public sector work stoppage. Albertans were invited to share their comments online.
Completed: October 30, 2015

Payday Loans Regulation Consultation

Ministry: Service Alberta
Albertans were asked to share their opinions and experiences with payday loans through an online survey. All payday lenders operating in Alberta are licensed under the regulation, which expires on June 30, 2016.
Completed: October 28, 2015

Mental Health Review

Ministry: Health
Albertans shared their ideas on how to improve addiction and mental health services through an online questionnaire. Public feedback will be used to identify immediate actions for improvement.
Completed: October 23, 2015

Enhancing the protection of the Castle area

Ministry: Environment and Parks
Albertans shared their comments on the plan to expand the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and create a new provincial park.
Completed: October 5, 2015

Climate Leadership Discussions

Ministry: Environment and Parks
Albertans shared their thoughts on how the province should address the global issue of climate change.
Completed: October 2, 2015

Budget 2015 and 2016 Feedback

Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Albertans provided their ideas and comments for both Budget 2015 and Budget 2016.
Completed: September 14, 2015

Budget 2015 Survey

Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Albertans submitted feedback on how government can reduce spending and generate more revenue as we address Alberta's budget challenges.
Completed: February 28, 2015

Occupational Health and Safety Code Review

Ministry: Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
Albertans provided feedback on the proposed changes to technical work site rules to make sure workplaces remain healthy and safe.
Completed: January 31, 2015

2014 public engagements

Alberta's New Licence Plate

Ministry: Service Alberta
Albertans voted for their favourite licence plate design through an online poll
Completed: August 19, 2014
Energy Development in Urban Areas
Ministry: Energy
Through an online survey, the public gave input on issues relating to energy development in Alberta's urban areas.
Completed: July 15 2014

Municipal Government Act Review Ministry: Municipal Affairs

Albertans gave feedback and input into the Municipal Governance Act Review through province-wide consultation sessions, an online workbook and written submissions.
Completed: June 2014

Task Force for Teaching Excellence

Ministry: Education
The public shared their feedback on the Task Force for Teaching Excellence report.
Completed: June 15, 2014

Transportation Strategy for Alberta

Ministry: Transportation
The public gave their input on a draft strategy for Alberta's transportation system over the next 50 years
Completed: May 2014

Alberta Sport Plan

Ministry: Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Albertans helped renew the 10-year plan by sharing their views on current and future priorities for sport.
Completed: May 30, 2014

Draft Report from the Child Intervention Roundtable January 2014

Ministry: Human Services
Albertans commented on the draft summary report resulting from the child intervention roundtable.
Completed: April 11, 2014

Alberta Traffic Court Reform Initiative

Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Public feedback was given on the way we handle traffic tickets.
Completed: April 11, 2014

Talking about Work: Employment Standards Code Consultation

Ministry: Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
Albertans read the discussion guide and gave feedback to help improve the laws that govern Albertans' workplaces.
Completed: April 11, 2014

Health Charter and Advocate

Ministry: Health
Feedback received will help further define the role of the Health Advocate and create a Health Charter for Alberta.
Completed: March 3, 2014

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Ministry: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Public feedback was given on the draft land-use plan through an online workbook and 21 community sessions.
Completed: February 28, 2014

2013 public engagements

Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Ministry: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Albertans gave feedback on proposed changes to the province's existing regulatory framework for recycling.
Completed: December 13, 2013

Alberta Small Business Strategy

Ministry: Enterprise and Advanced Education
Small business owners and entrepreneurs were invited to join in engagement sessions and take an online survey.
Completed: December 2013

Together We Raise Tomorrow

Ministry: Human Services
Community discussions were held across the province to help support the safety, well-being and development of Alberta's children.
Completed: Fall 2013

Excellence in Teaching Consultation

Ministry: Education
Recommendations for the future of the teaching profession in Alberta were drawn from public consultations, focus groups, online discussions and a survey.
Completed: November 15, 2013

Alberta Budget 2014 Consultation

Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Albertans helped shape Budget 2014 priorities by attending 11 public open houses and giving feedback through an online survey.
Completed: October 31 2013

Alberta Sport Plan Renewal

Ministry: Tourism, Parks and Recreation
The public gave feedback on the draft Alberta Sport Action Plan through an online survey and by attending the Alberta Sport Forum and public discussions.
Completed: November 2013

Pipeline Safety Review

Ministry: Energy
In August 2013 the Alberta Pipeline Safety Review final report was released to the public, who read the recommendations and offered their feedback.
Completed: Fall 2013

Carbon Capture and Storage Regulatory Framework Assessment

Ministry: Energy
The public gave feedback on the draft framework, to help make sure the right regulations are in place before full-scale carbon capture projects start.
Completed: Oct 3, 2013

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act Review

Ministry: Service Alberta
Respondents helped guide changes to the FOIP Act and regulations online and during public meetings.
Completed: August 1, 2013

Estate Planning

Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Albertans were invited to respond to an online discussion guide. Their input will help shape Alberta's future on estate planning laws.
Completed: April 30, 2013

Regulatory Enhancement Project

Ministry: Energy
An online survey helped plan the rules and regulations for the new Alberta Energy Regulator.
Completed: May 1, 2013

Improving Condominium Living

Ministry: Service Alberta
Alberta's condominium laws were reviewed to improve consumer protection and industry standards. Feedback was collected through an online consultation paper.
Completed: May 2, 2013

Join the Water Conversation

Ministry: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Albertans shared experiences and ideas about healthy lakes, hydraulic fracturing, drinking and water systems, and water management.
Completed: April 12, 2013

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Ministry: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Input was collected on the land-use plan for southern Alberta, focusing on water, economic development and conservation needs.
Completed: February 13, 2013

2012 public engagements

Culture Forum 2012 and Online Survey

Ministry: Culture
Following Culture Forum 2012, which involved nearly 400 community leaders from across the province, Albertans shared their thoughts on our province's cultural future through an online survey. Opinions and strategies shared at the forum and through the survey can be found in Culture Forum 2012: What We Heard at www.alberta.ca/ministry-culture-tourism
Completed: March 28, 2012

Dollars and Sense

Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Albertans participated in setting the boundaries for spending, saving and funding infrastructure.
Completed: October 31, 2012

Budget 2013 Consultation

Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Albertans participated in setting specific spending priorities for the 2013 provincial budget.
Completed: October 31, 2012

Building and Fire Codes Consultation

Ministry: Municipal Affairs
Proposed changes to Alberta Building Codes and the Alberta Fire Code are expected to be adopted by Fall 2013.
Completed: August 31, 2012

Local Authority Election Act

Ministry: Municipal Affairs
This public review helped to keep municipal and school board elections secure and fair. Changes from this review are expected to be put in place before the 2013 municipal elections.
Completed: July 31, 2012

Fatal Accidents Act Review

Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Albertans shared their thoughts on possible changes to compensation that some family members of a deceased person can claim. The final report will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly.
Completed: June 29, 2012

Highway 63 Consultation

Ministry: Transportation
Thousands of Albertans dialed in or logged on to discuss important safety recommendations for Highway 63.
Completed: June 22, 2012.

Hilliard's Bay Provincial Park

Ministry: Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Comments were taken on the proposed re-zoning of 50 acres of land within Hilliard's Bay Provincial Park (near Lesser Slave Lake). The land would be re-zoned from a natural environment zone to a facility zone.
Completed

South Saskatchewan Region Plan

Ministry: Sustainable Resource Development. Regional planning for southern Alberta: the Rockies to Saskatchewan, the American border to the tip of the Municipal District of Bighorn.
Completed.

Culture Survey

Ministry: Culture and Community Services. Following Culture Forum 2012, which involved nearly 400 community leaders from across the province, Albertans shared their thoughts on our province's cultural future through an online survey.
Completed: March 28, 2012

Our Children, Our Future: Getting it Right

Ministry: Education. Albertans shared their insights on the Education Act.
Completed: January 18, 2012

Property Rights Task Force

Ministry: Environment and Water. Property owners were encouraged to explain what property rights mean to them.
Completed: January 23, 2012

Public opinion research

Read the results of public opinion research from 2001 to 2015 which the Alberta government conducted to gather Albertans' opinions on how the government is doing.

2015

Public Opinion Research

  • Client Satisfaction Survey - March 2015
    March 4-27, 2015. This survey examines awareness and satisfaction with Government information sources, usefulness, timeliness, clarity and accuracy of information and the sources through which Albertans access government information.
  • Pre-budget Research - February 2015
    Feb. 5-11, 2015. Potential budget measures and general awareness of the province's fiscal condition are measured.

Omnibus Surveys

The questions in these items are the Alberta Government's portion of a larger survey, conducted monthly by Environics Research Group. These surveys are telephone surveys conducted with approximately 1,000 Albertans (exceptions as noted) each month.

Due to the provincial election, acting under 'Caretaker Conventions,' the Public Affairs Bureau did not commission any Public Opinion Research in the first half of 2015.

2014

Public Opinion Research

  • Current Issues and Communications Survey — July 2014
    July 21-27, 2014. This survey explores how Albertans access information provided by the Alberta Government and measures current views on a new licence plate and the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
  • Alberta Image and Market Access Survey – July 2014
    May 16-June 13, 2014. This survey tracked Canadians' views on oil sands development, economic and social impacts or benefits and attitudes towards stakeholders.
  • Primary Education Issues Survey — May 2014
    April 25 - May 4, 2014. This survey examines perceptions of the primary (K-12) education system in Alberta, including curriculum.
  • Client Satisfaction Survey — March 2014
    Telephone survey conducted with 1,002 Albertans from February 18 to March 11, 2014. This survey explores how Albertans access information provided by the Alberta Government.
  • Post-Budget 2014 Survey — March 2014
    Telephone survey conducted with 1,002 Albertans from March 10 - 16, 2014. This survey provides a more detailed assessment of Albertans' opinions on Budget 2014, as well as thoughts on the province's direction as a whole.

Omnibus Surveys

The questions in these items are the Alberta Government's portion of a larger survey, conducted monthly by Environics Research Group. These surveys are telephone surveys conducted with approximately 1,000 Albertans (exceptions as noted) each month.

  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey – November 2014
    In this wave, Albertans' familiarity with and relative interest in the Government's priorities are measured.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey – September 2014
    After having introduced an organ donor registry earlier in the year, this survey measures if awareness of the registry continues to increase.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey – August 2014
    This survey asks Albertans about their awareness of workplace safety issues.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — May 2014
    May 9 - 17, 2014. This survey examines Albertans' attitudes towards options for enhancing the traffic ticket dispute process.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — April 2014
    April 11 - 19, 2014. This survey assesses Albertans' familiarity with Budget 2014 after two months.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — March 2014
    March 7 - 16, 2014. This survey assesses Albertans' opinions about Budget 2014 and follows up on January 2014's flood questions.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — February 2014
    February 14 - 23, 2014. This survey tracks awareness of labour negotiations from January, asks Albertans thoughts on the government's salary disclosure and looks at how Albertans feel about prostitution.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — January 2014
    January 10 - 19, 2014. This survey assesses how Albertans feel about public sector labour negotiations as well as the government's response and mitigation efforts following the June 2013 floods.

2013

Public Opinion Research

  • Public Sector Workforce, Government Spending — October 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between October 1 - 6, 2013.
    This survey asks Albertans about options available to the Government in labour negotiations.
  • Alberta Flood Response Research — August 2013
    Online survey conducted with 800 Albertans, which includes portions completed only by Albertans impacted by the June 2013 floods (n = 317), from August 12 - 20, 2013.
    The survey provides a detailed assessment of the Alberta Government's flood response, including performance, availability of information and awareness of programs.
  • Opinions on Government Response to Flooding in Southern Alberta — June 2013
    Online survey conducted with 1,129 Albertans from June 24 - 27, 2013.
    This survey asked Albertans to evaluate the Alberta Government's initial response to the June 2013 floods.
  • Post-Budget — April 2013
    Telephone survey conducted with 1,000 Albertans from April 3 - 18, 2013.
    This survey provides a more detailed assessment of Albertans' opinions on Budget 2013, as well as thoughts on the province's direction.
  • Client Satisfaction Survey — March 2013
    Telephone survey conducted with 1,007 Albertans from February 21 - 27, 2013.
    This survey explores how Albertans access information provided by the Alberta Government.

Omnibus Surveys

The questions in these items are the Alberta Government's portion of a larger survey, conducted monthly by Environics Research Group. These surveys are telephone surveys conducted with approximately 1,000 Albertans (exceptions as noted) each month.

  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — November 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between November 15 - 18, 2013.
    This survey asks Albertans about what they've heard recently in regards to infrastructure investments, spending, pipelines and taxes.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — October 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between October 11 - 20, 2013.
    This survey asks Albertans about what they've heard recently in regards to oil sands and the environment.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — September 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between August 9 - 18, 2013.
    This survey looks at how Albertans access information provided by the Alberta Government, and asks Albertans what information they would like to be able to obtain from alberta.ca.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — August 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between August 9 - 18, 2013.
    This survey continues to track opinions on the Alberta Government's flood response.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — June 2013
    Telephone survey conducted with 831 Albertans from June 14 - 22, 2013.
    This survey looks at awareness of recent government publications as well as Albertans' choice of news sources. Smaller number of respondents is due to interruptions caused by flooding in southern Alberta.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — May 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between May 10 - 26, 2013.
    This survey explores Albertans' comfort level with a variety of health care services.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — April 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between April 12 - 21, 2013.
    This survey assesses support for recent budget measures as well as the Alberta Government's priorities.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — March 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between March 8 - 17, 2013.
    This survey assesses Albertans' opinions about Budget 2013.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — Feb 2013
    Telephone survey conducted between February 8 - 13, 2013.
    This survey builds on the January 2013 omnibus survey, tracking opinion on potential budget measures and awareness of recent public engagement.
  • Omnibus Public Opinion Survey — Jan 2013
    Telephone survey conducted with a total of 2,500 Albertans (five waves of 500 respondents) from January 12 - 27, 2013.
    This survey tracks awareness of Premier Redford's television address, and potential budget challenges in early 2013.

2012

  • Alberta Public Opinion Survey — July 2012
    Telephone survey conducted with 800 Albertans from July 19-31, 2012.
    The survey suggests that Albertans are satisfied with the performance of the government and feel it is headed in the right direction.
  • Alberta Public Opinion Survey — March 2012
    Telephone survey conducted between March 1 - 18, 2012.
    68% of respondents are satisfied with the province's direction.
    Public confidence is highest in government's ability to address employment (74%), the economy (70%) and oil and gas industry (68%)
  • Alberta Budget Survey — February 2012
    Telephone survey of 1,000 adult Albertans. Interviews conducted between February 9 - 17, 2012.

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Last updated: June 17, 2020