Eunice Friesen  

for Mayor

Grande Prairie will be a 

home for​ healthcare.

Healthcare Sector Growth Initiative

The City of Grande Prairie doesn't provide healthcare, but we can make Grande Prairie an attractive home 

for healthcare providers, students, researchers, clinics, and the businesses that support them. 

With my background in healthcare and business development, I see nothing but opportunity and perfect timing!

As it opens, the Regional Hospital and the Learning Centre will provide opportunity for students to learn locally. Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) has a rich history of research and innovation, and is uniquely positioned as it transitions to become a polytechnic institute. Non-profits are helping out by creating new pathways to improve access to healthcare for the residents of the region.

I will bring these groups and others together to enhance their efforts I'd like this to be a priority for our Economic Development department because I know that Grande Prairie has the potential to become a world-class medical centre in the same way we have been a leader in oil & gas, forestry, and agriculture. 

As Mayor, I will advocate for a Health Sector Growth Strategy to attract healthcare professionals

abundant opportunities, and new investment to Grande Prairie. 


Attracting Healthcare Professionals

There is so much to enjoy in Grande Prairie -

from our vibrant arts & culture scene to our

gorgeous parks and trail system and our thriving sport community.

As Mayor, I am committed to enriching the social and community programs that attract and keep talented professionals and their families.

See Attracting Healthcare Professionals

See Arts, Culture, and Recreation

Attracting Healthcare Industry

As Mayor, I will work to create the opportunity to expand opportunities for healthcare professionals to develop in their chosen fields and for businesses that provide products and services to the health sector.

  • Clinics
  • Allied health professionals
  • Diagnostics
  • Treatment options
  • Education
  • Research and innovation
  • Industry (manufacturing, processing, supply chains)

See my ESG Initiative

Potential Partners

  • City of Grande Prairie Economic Development
  • Neighbouring municipalities
  • Grande Prairie Regional Hospital
  • Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Alberta Innovates Health
  • Healthcare organizations like the PCN and emerging non-profits
  • Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network

See Collaboration