March 2022 MLA Report – Calgary Currie – Nicholas Milliken

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Calgary Currie

Dear Neighbours,

I am pleased to share some updates with you.

The United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and Alberta Health Services have voted to ratify the Mediator’s recommendation, resulting in a four-year agreement. This agreement ensures the stability of our healthcare system and addresses issues of recruitment and retention. The agreement also balances the need to keep healthcare spending comparative to that in other jurisdictions while ensuring Alberta’s registered nurses receive fair compensation for the important work that they do. We are deeply appreciative of the critical role nurses play in our healthcare system.

Alberta’s government has heard Albertans and is listening. In fact, Alberta’s government recently established the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group to provide advice and recommendations on the curriculum implementation strategy and timelines to ensure they are manageable for teachers and students. This group will also help determine how to successfully implement the new curriculum. This includes identifying potential supports that may be needed to implement the new curriculum in schools and options for providing these supports to school authorities.

New virtual engagement sessions on the draft K-6 curriculum and social studies design blueprint will give Albertans across the province a new avenue to provide their feedback. These virtual sessions will be held from January 31 to February 28 across Alberta’s five regions: north, south, central, Calgary and surrounding area, and Edmonton and surrounding area. We want to hear from as many Albertans as possible – at least 44 virtual conversation sessions will be offered across these five regions at various times to meet Albertans’ individual interests and schedules.

Albertans are invited to sign up for notifications about upcoming engagements and register for sessions at alberta.ca/curriculum-have-your-say. Albertans can also continue to take the online survey until the end of February at alberta.ca/curriculum-have-your-say.aspx.

Regards,

MLA Nicholas Milliken

MLA – Calgary Currie Nicholas Milliken proudly serves the following Communities: Bankview, Currie, Glenbrook, Glendale, Killarney-Glengarry, Richmond-Knob Hill, Rosscarrock, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, Spruce Cliff, Sunalta, Westgate