Between June 15th and 24th, MRTs in Alberta will be voting on whether to implement a new model for provincial association services, CAMRT-AB. This is an important vote that will impact you and your profession in Alberta.
Why Are We Having a Vote?
In the fall of 2020, Bill 46, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, was introduced into the Alberta legislature and received Royal Assent on December 9th of the same year. One of the key pieces of this legislation is the complete separation of regulatory and member services functions provided by the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT). Therefore, the ACMDTT must divest itself of member services functions. This includes important activities such as provincial advocacy, ongoing professional development and member recognition.
Motivated by this announcement, a grassroots group of Alberta MRTs formed a Steering Committee to explore possible models for provincial association services, including CAMRT provincial association service delivery directly to members in Alberta — as we have been doing successfully in BC since 2017, and will be doing in the four Atlantic provinces starting in 2022.
After much discussion, the groups have decided that the CAMRT-BC style model is the one we wish to put before the Alberta membership of CAMRT. Any change of this magnitude needs to be discussed thoroughly with members, with ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, and ultimately with a vote on the proposed model.
When is the Vote?
June 15 – June 24, 2022
Voting will be conducted electronically through Simply Voting and CAMRT Alberta members will receive their confidential login information on June 15th.
What is CAMRT-AB?
CAMRT-AB would be a provincial arm of the CAMRT and represents an additional suite of programs, services and provincial advocacy in addition to your CAMRT membership. Below are some of the provincial services and support that will be available through the CAMRT-AB.
Representing and Supporting You at the Provincial Level
Missed the Town Halls?
You can watch both of the Town Halls below:
Frequently Asked Questions
CAMRT-AB Vote Site Ambassadors
Check if there is a CAMRT-AB site ambassador at your place of work who can help answer questions you may have about the CAMRT-AB model and the upcoming vote.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Morrison email@example.com