Progress Alberta is an independent non-profit that does political and community organizing, training and research as well as the independent media project the Progress Report.
We believe that no matter who's in government, if you don't have a large, organized group of people calling for positive change you won't get it. We also believe that politics is too important to leave to political parties and that a strong, engaged group citizenry is key to a strong democracy.
Here's what we stand for:
- Provincial and municipal governments that answer to their citizens – not corporate interests
- Building prosperous communities
- Maintaining a healthy environment and a stable climate
- Fair treatment of workers
- An Alberta that embraces diversity instead of fearing it
- Standing up to hard-right politicians and the alt-right
Executive director: Duncan Kinney
Duncan Kinney has lived and worked in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) for the past nine years, was raised and went to school in Calgary, was in utero in Drayton Valley during the Lodgepole Blowout and his family's Earthship is in Lethbridge County in southern Alberta.
Before Progress Alberta, Duncan worked in non-profit communications and in journalism. Duncan is a committed community volunteer and organizer, a dad to an amazing daughter and an enthusiastic walker of Bruce.
You can check out the rest of Duncan's professional and educational background here.
Communications and organizing lead: Jim Storrie
Jim Storrie has worked in communications since completing his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies at the University of Alberta in 2011, and specifically in political communications since the 2015 federal election.
Specializing in digital content and relationship management, Jim maintains Progress Alberta's digital assets, writes content for our online platforms, and uses a variety of tools to efficiently communicate with progressives across the province.
More information on Jim's background is available here.
Human-walker, guest-greeter, and lunch-eating-assistant: Bruce
Bruce is a 12-year old liver-coloured Border Collie. He likes to lie around the office and go on walks.