Links and Resources

Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society is pleased to provide patients with a list of related organizations that may assist in bringing clarity to a medical situation. There are numerous agencies that can aid a patient in gaining knowledge and receiving support. Taking full advantage of these free agencies can be vital to the health of a patient. These organizations specialize in medical problems and can direct a patient to the proper support and treatment.

Know Your Rights

Canada Health Act
The Act sets out the primary objective of Canadian health care policy, which is to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers.
To learn more please visit Canada Health Act.

Alberta Health Act
The new Alberta Health Act came into force on January 1, 2014. The Act sets out Alberta’s commitment to the principles of the Canada Health Act. The Act also calls for the adoption of a Health Charter and the establishment of a Health Advocate.
To learn more please visit Alberta Health Act.

Alberta Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act of Alberta was enacted to provide safeguards, supports and supervision, for mentally ill individuals.
To learn more please visit Alberta Mental Health Act.