Friends of Medicare is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. Together with an alliance of individuals, service organizations, social justice groups, labour unions and other organizations, the goal of Friends of Medicare is to raise public awareness on the issues surrounding Medicare in the province and in the country.
A non-partisan organization, Friends of Medicare allies itself with associations or groups that share a collective front on health care issues facing Albertans and Canadians today. Friends of Medicare supports free collective bargaining between all health care workers and their employers while remaining committed to the principles of universality and accessibility under the Canada Health Act.
The fundamental objective of Friends of Medicare is to protect Canadian health care policy while ensuring Canadians have access to health services without barriers, financial or otherwise.