Nurses to hold Day of Action information pickets across Alberta

After 18 months on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta’s nurses are exhausted and overworked.

Nurses go to work every day to make sure Albertans get the best and safest patient care possible. What we want most is fairness in the workplace.

Beds are closing because hospitals are short of nurses. This is because of the pandemic burnout and a long history of understaffing nurses.

Alberta needs nurses.

The roll backs proposed by the government are an insult to nurses and won’t help Alberta recruit and keep health care workers, which is what we need to keep hospital beds open.

Money is not the only issue in these talks. They want to roll back provisions that nurses have had for decades, including a very important rule that a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse is in-charge of Nursing Units.

It’s about safe patient care.

Nurses want to able to focus on safe patient care. But that’s hard to do when hospitals are under- staffed and the government is attacking nurses and health care workers.

Alberta's nurses are holding information pickets across Alberta to raise concerns about how understaffing, closed beds and rollbacks will impact patient care in Alberta. UNA members and their coworkers are encouraged to attend during their breaks and time off work. Public supporters are welcome to join and show their support.

This list will be updated as more information pickets are announced.

UNA Information walks


Brooks Health Centre - UNA Local 191

When: August 11 starting at 1200
Where: Starting outside of the Brooks Composite High School (650 - 4th Avenue E, Brooks) at 1200, the info-picket will walk past the Brooks Health Centre to MLA Michaela Glasgo’s constituency office on 2nd Ave and back to BCHS.


Foothills Medical Centre - Local 115

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330
Where: Outside the Foothills Medical Centre (1403 29 St NW, Calgary) along 29 Street.
Contact: Kevin Champagne at

Peter Lougheed Centre - Local 1

When: August 11 from 1400 to 1600
Where: Outside the the Peter Lougheed Centre (3500 26 Ave NE, Calgary) on 26th Avenue outside of the Emergency Department.

Rockyview General Hospital - Local 121

When: August 11 from 1100 to 1300
Where: Outside the Rockyview General Hospital (7007 14 St SW, Calgary) on the green space along 14 Street.
Contact: Marie Aitken at

South Health Campus - Local 415

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330
Where: Outside of South Health Campus


Camrose - Local 12, Local 15, and Local 217

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330
Where: Starting outside the Louise Jensen Centre (5400 46 Ave, Camrose)


Amundsen Park - Local 228

When: August 11 from 1100 to 1600
Where: At Amundsen Park with 3 planned walk times at 1115, 1315, and 1515 (4900 3 St W, Claresholm)


Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre - Local 28

When: August 11 from 1030 to 1200
Where: Outside the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre (4550 Madsen Ave, Drayton Valley)


Alberta Hospital Edmonton - Local 183

When: August 11 from 1200 to 1600
Where: Outside of Alberta Hospital Edmonton (17480 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton)

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Local 32

When: August 11 from 1000 to 1400
Where: Along 111 Avenue outside the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (10230 111 Ave NW, Edmonton)

Grey Nuns Community Hospital - Local 79

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330 
Where: Outside the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (1100 Youville Drive NW, Edmonton)

Misericordia Community Hospital - Local 11 

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1300
Where: Outside the Misercordia Community Hospital (16940 87 Ave NW, Edmonton)

Royal Alexandra Hospital - Local 33

When: August 11 from 1000 to 1400, speakers at 1200
Where: Outside the Royal Alexandra Hospital (10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton) along Kingsway Avenue.
Contact: Lonee Rousseau at

University of Alberta Hospital - Local 301 

When: August 11 from 1100 to 1500
Where: Outside the University of Alberta Hospital (8440 112 St NW, Edmonton) along 112 Street.


Fairview Health Centre - Local 64

When: August 11 from 800 to 1400
Where: Outside the Fairview Health Centre (10628 110 Street, Fairview) and a walk down main street at 1300
Contact: Ann Geerinckx at


Northern Lights Regional Health Center - Local 96

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1300
Where: Outside of the Northern Lights Regional Health Center on 7 Hospital Street in Fort McMurray, from there they will be marching down Franklin Ave to MLA Tany Yao's constituency office.


Queen Elizabeth II Hospital - Local 37

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1300
Where: Outside the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital (10409 98 Street Grande Prairie)


Northwest Health Centre - Local 162

When: August 11 from 800 to 1630
Where: In front of the Northwest Health Centre (11202 100 Ave, High Level)
Contact: Robyn Dwyer at 780-841-3228


High Prairie Health Complex - Local 17
When: August 11 from 1100 to 1300
Where: The south side of the High Prairie Health Complex (5101 38 St, High Prairie)
Contact: Jan Robinson at 780-523-0765 or Rudy Valenzuela at 780-6050705


Jasper - Local 75 

When: August 11 from 1200 to 1300
Where: In front of the firehall (518 Geikie Street, Jasper)
Contact: Rachel Gaudry at


Lamont Health Care Centre - Local 29 

When: August 11 from 1100 to 1300
Where: Outside the Lamont Health Care Centre (5216 53 St, Lamont)


Chinook Regional Hospital - Local 120

When: August 11 from 1100 to 1300
Where: Outside the Chinook Regional Hospital (960 19 St S, Lethbridge ) along 17 Street South


Medicine Hat Regional Hospital  - Local 70

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330
Where: Along 5th Street outside the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat)


Peace River - Local 30
When: August 11 at 1630
Where: On 98 Street near Glenmary Park in Peace River


Red Deer Regional Hospital - Local 2 

When: August 11 from 1130 to 1330
Where: Outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital (3942 50a Ave, Red Deer)


St. Paul Health Centre - Local 24

When: August 11 from 1400 to 1800
Where: Outside the hospital (4713 48 Ave, St. Paul) and along main street in St. Paul.
Contact: Jillian Loe at 780-227-0313 or


WestView Health Centre - Local 92

When: August 11 from 800 to 1330
Where: Outside the WestView Health Centre (4405 S Park Dr, Stony Plain)
Contact: Heidi Kushnerek at


Strathmore District Health Services - Local 313 and 307

When: August 11 from 900 to 1700
Where: Outside the Strathmore District Health Services (200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore) 


Ponoka - Local 31 

When: August 11 at 1600
Where: Park located across from the Rising Sun Clubhouse in Ponoka (5216 50 Street)


Wainwright Health Centre - Local 38

When: August 11 from 700 to 2000
Where: Outside the Wainwright Health Centre (530 6 Ave, Wainwright)


Westlock Health Care Centre - Local 73

When: August 10 starting at 1000 [*Note this info-picket is happening on August 10]
Where: Outside the east side of the Westlock Health Care Centre (10220 93 St, Westlock)


Whitecourt - Local 149 

When: August 11 from 1200 to 1400 and 1600 to 1800
Where: On the corner of Highway 43 and Hospital Road in Whitecourt.