DISABILITY ADVOCATE After an open recruitment process to find a new Advocate for Albertans with disabilities, Gregory McMeekin is Alberta’s Advocate for Persons with Disabilities. McMeekin has a law degree from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of arts in mass communications from Carlton University. Despite many physical challenges, he made history when he was called to the Alberta Bar in 2016. McMeekin has extensive personal and professional experience working with people with disabilities, their support networks and other stakeholders. He believes strongly in empowering people with disabilities to reach their full potential and looks forward to being part of a team that is focused on improving the quality of lives of people with disabilities. He has worked at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Legal Aid Alberta, and has volunteered on various councils, advisory committees and boards working to improve accessibility, most recently as chair of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Advocate for Persons with Disabilities position is appointed for a 3-year term. (Advocate for Persons with Disabilities | Alberta.ca) Connect with the office or make an appointment to meet with an Advocate representative: Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays) Phone: 780-422-1095 Toll free: 1-800-272-8841 Fax: 780-415-0097 Email: advocate.disability@gov.ab.ca