We have identified a number of key themes that we believe inform the discussion Albertans are having on the direction of our province. Our intent is to foster a dialogue with Albertans around these themes and to solicit input as to their potential to address the issues facing Alberta. These themes will help guide our conversation as we shape a shared vision for our province.
We need to address root causes. Effective solutions to problems are proactive, not reactions to what has occurred in the past. From healthcare to human services to infrastructure management, we need to emphasize prevention to help alleviate future problems and
minimize the need for government intervention down the road.
We need to do more with less. In light of the current economic conditions, we need to evaluate our government, challenge the status quo and change current practices to become better stewards of taxpayer dollars. Through innovation, we can develop and deliver improved outcomes for Albertans and decrease the burden on taxpayers. To do this, government must eliminate redundancies, explore new funding models and streamline its operations.
We need to include all Albertans.
Services and policies must
recognize and anticipate changes
in Albertans’ needs, expectations
and potential contributions. The
opportunities and conditions
for success must be widened
to include everyone who
chooses Alberta as their home,
especially Albertans historically
under-represented in education,
workplaces and decisionmaking
We need to act now. Long-term planning is important
as the choices we make in the coming years will impact future generations of Albertans. However, many Albertans are faced with pressing challenges that require immediate and decisive action from government. Tangible steps need to be taken now to address short-term needs, while also laying the ground work for longer-term solutions.
We need to work together. Partnerships are the key to our province’s continued success – across rural and urban landscapes, between government, labour and industry, with our neighbours and fellow Albertans and even as legislators – we need to collaborate to move forward.