Janice Harrington

 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 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 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.