What We Do

Since 1979, Friends of Medicare have played an important role in protecting and strengthening universal public health care in Alberta and across Canada. We are a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of seniors’ organizations, labour organizations, cultural, faith and community groups, and physicians and patients. Our members share a concern for the preservation of the five principles of Medicare: comprehensive coverage, universality, accessibility, portability, and public administration on a non-profit basis.

Though the breadth of issues that make up our health care are vast and complex, like any good medical team would we’ve triaged and consolidated our priorities into four main focus areas.

To explore the latest in each of these areas, please explore the icons below.


Our campaigns help to focus our energy on the major issues impacting our focus areas and regional chapters. Support this work by exploring our actions page.

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Get your facts straight! Learn more about the major issues impacting Alberta's public health care system by exploring our resources page.