CAMRT-AB

In June 2022, MRTs in Alberta voted on whether to implement a new model for provincial association services, called CAMRT-AB. The results were a resounding YES in favour of the implementation of CAMRT-AB.

Voting

Voting took place from June 15th to June 24th, 2022. All eligible CAMRT members (excluding student and temporary members) received an email on Wednesday, June 15th with confidential login information for voting. 38.5% of eligible voters cast a ballot, well exceeding the minimum number of votes required for a valid vote. The results were a resounding YES, with 77.4% voting in favour of the implementation of the CAMRT-Alberta model.

The results give us a solid mandate to work with you to establish a representative advisory council, hire a dedicated provincial manager, and to implement this transition in time for the 2023 membership year.

We will keep you informed throughout this process.

 

Why Did We Have 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 in the four Atlantic provinces since 2022.

After much discussion, the groups decided that the CAMRT-BC and CAMRT-ATL model was the one they wished to put before the Alberta membership of CAMRT. Any change of this magnitude needed to be discussed and voted on.

 

What is CAMRT-AB?

CAMRT-AB is 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

The cost for provincial association services through CAMRT-AB will be $50 per year for full a practice members in addition to your CAMRT dues. The will be $31.50 per year for non-practicing members and $0 per year for senior members.

These fees will allow us to provide programs, services and advocacy at the provincial level and to hire a dedicated manager in Alberta to represent and support you.

 

Recordings of Previous Town Hall Meetings

You can watch both of the Town Halls below, where we outline the benefits of CAMRT-AB and answer questions from the membership.

November 25, 2021

November 29, 2021

 

Frequently Asked Questions

CAMRT-AB FAQs

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Morrison kmorrison@camrt.ca