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 sectors.
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
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