Our Mandate

To promote and improve patient safety, person-centred care, and health service quality on a province-wide basis, primarily through the lens of the Alberta Quality Matrix for Health.

Our responsibilities, as set forth in the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act:

  • assist in:
    • the gathering of information and evidence, including by means of research activities and reviews,
    • the evaluation of programs and other initiatives, and
    • the synthesis, dissemination and exchange of knowledge relating to patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality in Alberta;
  • identify effective practices and make recommendations for the improvement of patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • assist in the implementation and evaluation of activities, strategies and mechanisms designed to improve patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • engage with Albertans on their experience and satisfaction with patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • other activities as provided for in the regulations or required by a directive of the Minister under section 22.1.