Media Kit

Media Kit

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries can be directed to Tyler Bedford, Senior Communications Coordinator, at 780-930-3406 or

About AUPE

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is Alberta’s largest union, representing more than 90,000 Albertans who work in government, health care, education, boards and agencies, municipalities and private companies. The majority of AUPE’s members work in the public sector. Approximately one third of AUPE’s total members are direct employees of the Alberta provincial government, working in a wide variety of occupations, while about half of AUPE’s total members are employed in the health-care sector.

For administrative purposes, AUPE divides its members into four sectors:

  • Provincial Government: AUPE’s more than 24,000 government members are all direct employees of the Alberta provincial government.
  • Health Care: AUPE represents more than 54,000 Health Care workers at public, private and not-for-profit health care providers. This sector includes auxiliary nursing care employees and general support services employees of Alberta Health Services.
  • Education: More than 9,000 AUPE members work in support roles at 15 post-secondary institutions and three school boards, spread across Alberta.
  • Boards, Agencies, and Local Government: More than 3,600 AUPE members work for a variety of mostly public-sector employers, including municipal governments, commissions, and boards and agencies.

Membership numbers as of June 2017.



For high-resolution or vector versions of AUPE’s logo, please email Tyler Bedford at with the details of your request.

Executive Committee Photographs

Click here to download a .zip file containing high-resolution head shots of AUPE’s Executive Committee:

  • Guy Smith
  • Jason Heistad
  • Mike Dempsey
  • Rod Feland
  • Bonnie Gostola
  • James Hart
  • Susan Slade
  • Karen Weiers