PARA Committees

Community & Wellness Committee

The Community & Wellness Committee (CWC) promotes, supports and facilitates resident physician well-being, including mental, physical and social well-being in supportive working, living and learning environments.

Committee membership is open to general members. If you would like more information or are interested in participating on the CWC please send an email to vpcir@para-ab.ca

Employee Relations Committee

The Employee Relations Committee (ERC) is involved in the performance review of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It also advises on any human resource issues, including staff recruitment & dismissal and changes to the staff compensation package, where consulted.

Committee membership is not open to general members.

Finance & Operations Review Committee

The Finance & Operations Review Committee (FORC) is responsible for reviewing the annual budget and recommending it to the Executive Board for approval. As well, FORC is responsible for reviewing the bylaws, policies and procedures of the Association as required, to allow the vision, mission statement, goals and critical success factors of the Association to be effectively pursued.

Committee membership is open to general members. Please email vpof@para-ab.ca if you would like more information or are interested in participating on FORC.

Inclusivity and Diversity Working Group 

The Inclusivity and Diversity Working Group supports PARA’s commitment to inclusivity including actively working in the areas of anti-racism, diversity and the promotion of equity.

Committee membership is open to general members. Please email vpcir@para-ab.ca if you would like more information or are interested in participating on IDWG.

Leadership & Education Committee

The Leadership & Education Committee (LEC) provides resident physicians with learning opportunities – outside of the “medical expert” role – complementary to the other learning taking place during residency training

Committee membership is open to general members. Please email vple@para-ab.ca if you would like more information or are interested in participating on the LEC.

Negotiation Committee

The Negotiation Committee (NC) prepares and enters into negotiation of the Resident Physician Agreement with the Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary on behalf of the full membership of the Association.

Committee membership is open to general members. Please email rob.key@para-ab.ca if you would like more information or are interested in participating in the NC.

Nominations & Awards Committee

The Nomination & Awards Committee (NAC) is responsible for the coordination of annual PARA awards and selecting recipients. NAC oversees the selection of the PARA Conference Sponsorship recipients. As well, NAC is responsible for preparing and submitting PARA nominations for stakeholder awards.

Committee membership is open to general members. Please email para@para-ab.ca if you would like more information or are interested in participating on NAC.

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