Recovery Alberta

The establishment on July 1 of Recovery Alberta to provide all addiction, mental health, and correctional health services previously delivered by Alberta Health Services and the planned transfer of many health care workers from AHS to the new agency is naturally a cause for great concern to impacted health care workers.

This page provides links to updates and relevant documents for impacted Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses, as well as all other UNA members.

UNA will continue to share updated information with members on this page throughout the process. Members with additional questions should contact their UNA Local Executive or Labour Relations Officer.



Updates and News Releases:

Frequently Asked Questions: Transition of Employees Pursuant to the Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2024

Mental Health and Addiction minister should immediately provide copy of Ministerial Order creating Recovery Alberta

Letter from Kerry Bales, CEO, Recovery Alberta

Resources for UNA members about Recovery Alberta, Layoff and Recall – June 14, 2024



Documents for impacted members

United Nurses of Alberta has prepared four documents to help provide clarity for members affected by the transition of Employees from Alberta Health Services to the new Recovery Alberta sector-based provincial health authority:

Explaining the transition from AHS to Recovery Alberta (FAQ):

This frequently asked questions document answers some of the key questions that UNA members have about how their employment will be impacted if their positions are moved to the new sector-based provincial health authority responsible for mental health and addictions.

Letter of Understanding re: Transition of Employees pursuant to Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2024:

This LOU signed by UNA and Alberta Health Services retains and expands the rights of Employees affected by the creation of Recovery Alberta and other future Provincial Health Agencies. For more information about this LOU, read UNA's statement from May 31, 2024.

UNA Layoff & Recall FAQ:

This guide provides UNA members, locals, and staff with answers to the questions most frequently asked about layoff and position elimination.

Employer/UNA Joint Layoff & Recall Statements:

This document is intended to be a resource document that guides Employer Human Resources and UNA Labour Relations Officers through the layoff and recall process. Where these joint statements contradict statements in the UNA Layoff and Recall Manual or the AHS Layoff and Recall Manual, this document takes precedence.