20-May-2014 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
11160 River Valley Road
Royal Glenora Club
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2G7

Northern Alberta Chapter Annual General Meeting
with Mary Marshall, Alberta's Health Advocate

May 20, 2014
1600 to 1830 MST
Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7

Guest Speaker:
Mary Marshall LLB, LLM

Alberta’s Health Advocate – The Role and Its Potential

The Alberta Health Act established the Health Advocate to help people navigate the system and look into situations where people feel their experience hasn’t lived up to the expectations and responsibilities set out in the new Health Charter.  Mary Marshall, Alberta’s Interim Health Advocate, will talk about the role of the Advocate and what this new Office and the Health Charter could mean for providers and patients.


1600 - 1630
Welcome Reception
Hors d'Ouevres and Complimentary Wine and Beer

1630 - 1700
1700 - 1715
Annual General Meeting
Break / Refresh
1715 - 1800 Keynote Speaker
Mary Marshall, Alberta Health Advocate
1800 - 1830 Networking Reception

Taxes included
CCHL Members
Non Members

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 0.75 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Mary Marshall was appointed the Alberta government’s first Health Advocate on January 1, 2014. Marshall accepted the appointment for a six month period during which she committed to establishing the Office and building a strong foundation for its future operation.

Marshall worked as a lawyer on a number of significant projects and committees as legal consultant and leader in preparing policy papers and advice on privacy legislation and amendments to the Health Information Act, and the Mental Health Act. She has conducted investigations and provided advice for the Office of the Alberta Ombudsman and successfully argued for the privacy of therapeutic records before the Supreme Court of Canada. Marshall has provided health law and policy advice to Canada Health Infoway, the Alberta Mental Health Board, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the governments Alberta, Ontario, Yukon Northwest Territories and the federal government.

Mary has a wealth of experience in all aspects of health care policy. She has been a well-respected and active member of numerous boards and committees including Accreditation Canada, the Canadian Nurses Association and the National Advisory Committee for the University of Alberta Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program. She has served as a member of the Mental Health and Law Advisory Committee with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and co-chaired the Legal Issues Task Force with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She has also written on many topics relating to the health system and mental health in Canada.

Marshall received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge. She has received numerous awards for her services, including a Certificate of Recognition from Legal Aid Alberta for meritorious service in the provision of quality legal services to Albertans.              

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