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Public Interest Alberta is a non-profit, non-partisan, province-wide organization focused on education and advocacy on public interest issues. PIA exists to foster an understanding of the importance of public spaces, services and institutions in Albertans' lives, and to build a network of people and organizations committed to advancing the public interest.

We believe the primary responsibility of our provincial government is to advance the collective interests of the citizens of Alberta. This entails a commitment to equity, accessibility and democracy in our society and institutions.

Founded in June of 2004, PIA and its network of member organizations and individuals undertakes a wide range of activities to promote the public interest, including:

  • Developing strategies and actions to preserve and enhance public spaces, services and institutions
  • Coordinating political action related to matters of public interest
  • Collecting research, media and other information on the public interest to disseminate to member organizations and the public at large
  • Directing new research on public services and the public interest

We welcome the support and participation of individuals and organizations in Alberta who are committed to advancing the public interest.

For more information on how your organization can become a part of our growing network, please contact us.

Individuals who are committed to advancing the public interest in Alberta are encouraged to support Public Interest Alberta by becoming a member.