2020 Annual General Meeting


Alberta Health Services requires the following precautions be in place at our event to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • No individuals who are currently ill or required to self-isolate are permitted to attend.

  • Drive-in events must minimize the number of people outside of a vehicle. Due to these restrictions, attendees must stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event and washroom access will be limited.

  • One household unit per vehicle. Household units should not be picking up other friends or family for the event.

  • For the latest information, guidance, and resources on COVID-19 visit alberta.ca/COVID19

The 2020 Annual General Meetings, which were postponed in March due to COVID-19, have been rescheduled. EQUS is pleased to be inviting members to join us for an innovative Drive-In Annual General Meeting. The health and safety of EQUS members, their guests, and the rural communities that EQUS serves is a priority for the EQUS Board of Directors and the Drive-In AGMs have been planned with the health and safety of our members as the top priority. 

Join the EQUS Board of Directors, CEO and staff at one of our three Annual General Meetings. Members in attendance will be able to review the 2019 Annual Report and financials, hear from the CEO and Board Chair as well as incoming and outgoing directors.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meetings will run from 6:00 p.m. until (approximately) 7:15 p.m. 

Attendees must follow Alberta Health guidelines and remain in their vehicles. Pre-registration is required to ensure compliance with public health orders.

In order to ensure compliance with provincial regulations, all attendees must RSVP by October 11. Please RSVP by calling 1.888.211.4011 and speaking to your Member Service Administrator, or by emailing Megan Hanson, EQUS Event Specialist, at mhanson@equs.ca.

Lethbridge October 20, 2020 

Exhibition Park (parking lot)
3401 Parkside Dr S

Red Deer October 21, 2020 Westerner Park (parking lot)
4847A 19 St
Onoway October 22, 2020  Onoway Curling Club (parking lot)
3103 43 Avenue


COVID-19 Event Update

After much consideration, EQUS has made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Member Pancake Breakfasts, and Member BBQ events. These events typically take place between June and September, but this year they will not. Recommendations and restrictions from government health authorities regarding gatherings are expected to remain in place throughout the summer and as such, we have made the decision to cancel these events due to COVID-19. The health and safety of EQUS members, staff, and our communities is our top priority at this time.

While we always enjoy these opportunities to bring EQUS members together and raise funds for charity, it simply isn’t safe to do at this time, and the EQUS team is looking forward to seeing members when we are able to. We continue to monitor updates from the government and to implement practices compliant with all regulations.

We are currently looking into alternative options for the Annual General Meeting which was postponed in the end of March. Please visit this page or check your monthly member newsletter for updates.

The EQUS Community Connections is proud to be teaming up with McMan Youth, Family and Community Services to bring a series of rural mental health workshops to EQUS communities as well as three, two-day Mental Health First Aid courses. The Mental Health First Aid courses are targeted to adults who interact with youth, however these courses are open to any one who is interested and will cover non-youth specific content as well. 

EQUS is a rural-based and rural-focused co-operative. We know that our members and many of our staff live and work in rural communities, which is why the health and wellbeing of these communities is so important to us. Many rural communities lack access to local mental health resources and support. Our hope is that by bringing these workshops to 10 EQUS communities we can help build resilience by creating awareness and resources for rural residents.

For more information about the community workshops please contact Lesley Whalen at 403.227.8134 or lesley.whalen@mcmancentral.ca.

Please Note: The Taber and Evansburg workshops have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to be notified when new dates are set please contact Lesley Whalen (contact info above).

Registration is required and anyone is welcome to attend the free workshops which will be held at the following locations:

March 12-13 Innisfail 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McMan
Unit 121, 4804 50 Street
New dates TBD
Taber 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Taber Civic Center
Green Room
4720, 50 Street

New dates TBD
Evansburg 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evansburg Legion
4823 50 Street


Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).