Mental Health Patient Advocate
Janice Harrington is Alberta’s
Health Advocate and Mental Health Patient Advocate.
Janice is a passionate, respected
and results-driven leader with over two decades of experience influencing
positive public policy change in the corporate, political and not-for-profit
With an extensive background in
leading complex organizations through rapid transformation and change, Janice
is uniquely qualified to advocate on behalf of Albertans for positive health
and mental health outcomes. She understands that navigating the system can be
daunting, particularly for patients and their loved ones who may be
experiencing stressful or difficult times in their lives. A collaborator,
consensus builder and advocate, her role is to break down barriers, ensure
patients’ rights are always respected, and connect individuals with health and
mental health resources, education and programs.
Janice is an avid volunteer and
community builder. She sits on a number of volunteer boards representing the
arts, social services and environmental organizations. She is the receipt of
two Premier’s Awards of Excellence, as well as a Consumer Champion Award and a
Corporate Social Responsibility Award for a financial literacy education
program for high schools.