NPAAU Submits Labour Relations Board Application!

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April 27, 2021                                                                  


NPAAU Submits Labour Relations Board Application for AHS and Covenant Health NPs!


EDMONTON, Alberta – Today, the NPAAU filed an application to the Alberta Labour Relations Board (“ALRB”) to become the bargaining agent for AHS and Covenant Health nurse practitioners.

“This is a historic achievement for Nurse Practitioners in Alberta,” President Mary-Elizabeth Cooper said.  “I would like to thank the tireless volunteers for their hard work, and the overwhelming support from NPs across the province who have joined our movement.  We all built this organization together and, with your continued support, we are one step closer to becoming the voice of NPs in Alberta!”

Next Steps

The next steps include review of the application by the ALRB and an eventual vote.  David Froelich, with decades of union & bargaining experience in Alberta, and Michelle Henderson, who has years of experience with national public unions, both reiterated that there is still work to be done: “We must continue the momentum and foster our growing team of supporters – if you want to join the team, don’t hesitate in joining us today!”

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Alberta – Union was formed to be the unique voice of NPs in Alberta. The NPAAU is supported by an experienced team of union organizers and negotiators and the law firm Alberta Counsel.  The NPAA is dedicated to the representation of NPs by NPs.

Join the NPAAU or volunteer today!


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NPAAU Board Members

Hi all,


As most of you know, NPAAU held our first meeting on February 24th, 2021 at 7 PM where members were able to vote for the adoption of the constitution and nominate/elect board members for the organization. If you missed the meeting, you could access the meeting minutes by logging in with your credentials:


The official board members of NPAAU:

President – Mary-Elizabeth Cooper

Vice President – Anne Summach

Treasurer – Kim Meier

Secretary – Jennifer Danielsen

District Representative North Region – Sarah Hennings

District Representative Central Region – Chris Mah

District Representative South Region – Janice Epp

District Representative Edmonton Region – Lesley Lapierre

District Representative Calgary Region – Lucie Lapierre


We appreciate the commitment from all our NPAAU members. We are making progress in this journey and we could not have made it this far without you all. If you know of other NPs who have yet to join NPAAU please encourage them to do so by sending them this link:


If you have any questions please reach out to the following email

[email protected]


Thank you,

NPAA - Union


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