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Mission, Vision & Values

In late 2020, Parkinson Association of Alberta’s board of directors established a new Strategic Planning Committee.  In light of the leadership changes at PAA and the impact of Covid-19, this committee determined that the time would be appropriate to examine the existing framework of the organization and refresh with input from both internal and external stakeholders.  Through the spring and summer months, the committee, supported by the full Board and Management, set out to hear from our stakeholders and apply what they learned.  The refreshed Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles are reflected here.  Our sincere thanks goes to all our stakeholders interviewed for their candid and thoughtful input.

Mission

Parkinson Association of Alberta is the source for support, education and inspiration for people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes, and engagement in important quality of life research with an emphasis on Alberta. 

Vision

A community of support for people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes today; working toward a brighter future tomorrow. 

Values

Collaboration

We work together to achieve our mission while making every effort to ensure people feel supported, heard and understood.

Compassion

We conduct our business in a manner that demonstrates empathy and respect for people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson's Plus Syndromes.

Creativity

We seek innovative ways to achieve our mission.

Empowerment

We encourage and provide opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson's Plus Syndromes to take action and make informed decisions throughout their journey in a safe and caring community.

Transparency

We conduct our business in a reasonable manner and are accountable in all that we do.

Guiding Principles

People impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes are at the center of all we do. Our work is to: 

  • Provide support to people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes throughout their journey
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes to live well mentally, physically, emotionally and socially
  • Be a source of information, education and support through significant life transitions
  • Provide meaningful engagement in quality of life research through participation, education and collaborative fundraising efforts.