13-Mar-2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Chateau Lacombe
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7



Brought to you the Northern Alberta Chapter of Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Edmonton Chapter of the Emerging Health Leaders
Vickie Kaminski, Alberta Health Services President and CEO

March 13, 2015
730 - 930 MST

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

Keynote Speaker: Vickie Kaminski

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has begun a process of transformational change designed to help the organization meet the current and future needs of Albertans. Transforming Canada's largest health system will require leadership and engagement from the front lines out. AHS President and CEO Vickie Kaminski will discuss the importance of leadership, how the organization is building leadership from within, and how an empowered and engaged workforce can become advocates for change and drivers of innovation.

Looking Out Speaker: Chris Carr

Chris will discuss how RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta applies data to inform program and organizational decisions, briefly discussing their use of automated dashboards then focusing his attention on their most recently released whitepaper “Choosing the Rural Route: The impact of the Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network rural residency program on access to healthcare in rural Alberta”. 

 Agenda 0730 - 0750
0750 - 0805
0810 - 0910
0910 - 0930
Registration, Networking and Breakfast
Looking Out Speaker: Chris Carr
Keynote Speaker: Vickie Kaminski
Coffee and Networking
(taxes included)
CCHL Members
EHL Members
Non Members
Student Members


Vickie Kaminski is a senior health care executive with more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian health care system.

On May 26, 2014, she was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services.
Ms. Kaminski is a registered nurse with executive level experience in the Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador health care systems. Prior to her role with AHS, Ms. Kaminski held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s largest health authority.

Throughout her career, she has focused on many facets of health care, including quality and patient safety, health professional education and mentoring, and best practice standards and evaluation. She has also worked to establish a framework for cardiac care in Ontario, served as the President of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and overseen operational restructuring in Newfoundland and Labrador that resulted in significant savings without layoffs or service reductions.

Ms. Kaminski also participates in various local, regional and national committees. Currently, she sits as a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information Strategic Analytic Committee, and is the Canadian Nurses Association Commissioner on the National Expert Commission on the Future of Health Care. She also serves as a surveyor for both the Canadian and international markets with Accreditation Canada.

Ms. Kaminski is a past recipient of various awards including the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Laurentian University's Alumni Award of Distinction, Northern Ontario Women of Influence Award, and was recently named as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs.

Ms. Kaminski is a native of Sudbury, Ontario. She is a graduate in nursing from Laurentian University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University in Chicago and York University in Toronto.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00  Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.