Parties

A political party is an organization that aims to elect candidates to the Legislative Assembly.  Parties must register with Elections Alberta, maintain up-to-date registration information, and submit regular reports to disclose their financial activities.

This section provides resources and links related for registered parties, and information on how to register a party. For the complete guide on party fundraising, spending, and reporting rules click here. For advertising guidelines click here.


Registered Political Parties

  • Lenard Biscope, Interim Leader
    Ms. Kelly Zeleny, President
    Ron Malowany, Chief Financial Officer
    559, 9768 170 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5L4
    https://abadvantageparty.ca

  • Vacant, Leader
    Helen McMenamin, President
    Aleksandar Samardzija, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 94098 RPO Elbow River
    Calgary, AB T2S 0S4
    www.albertaliberal.com
    Phone: (780) 414-1124
    Email: office@albertaliberal.com

  • Rachel Notley, Leader
    Peggy Wright, President
    Brandan Stevens, Chief Financial Officer
    201, 10544 114 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3J7
    www.albertandp.ca
    Toll Free: 1-800-465-6587
    Phone: (780) 474-2415
    Fax: (780) 669-9617
    Email: info@albertaNDP.ca

  • Jacquie Fenske, Interim Leader
    Conrad Guay, President
    Anthony Castillo, Chief Financial Officer
    Stn Main, PO Box 1045
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2M1
    www.albertaparty.ca
    Phone: 587-930-7933
    Email: info@albertaparty.ca

  • Naomi Rankin, Leader
    Blyth Nuttall, Chief Financial Officer
    www.communistparty-alberta.ca
    Phone: (780) 934-7893
    Email: naomirankin@shaw.ca

  • Jordan Wilkie, Leader
    Brian Deheer, Interim President
    Scott Arnott, Interim Chief Financial Officer
    319, 3630 Brentwood Road NW
    Box 45066 Brentwood PO
    Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y4
    www.greenpartyofalberta.ca
    Phone: (587) 774-2389
    Email: info@greenpartyofalberta.ca

    The Evergreen Party of Alberta made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Green Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective November 1, 2012.

  • Murray Ruhl, Leader
    Murray Ruhl, President
    Graham Gagnon, Chief Financial Officer
    12 Spruce Ctr SW
    Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B3
    www.prolifealberta.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-398-8486
    Email: prolifealberta@gmail.com

    The Alberta Social Credit Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Pro-Life Alberta Political Association”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective May 3, 2017.

  • Randy Thorsteinson, Leader
    Kelly Swerid, President
    Patricia Argent, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 25156 RPO Deer Park
    Red Deer, AB  T4R 2M2
    www.reformalberta.com
    Phone: (403) 358-0377
    Email: info@reformalberta.com

     

  • Dave Campbell, President
    Vicky Bayford, Chief Financial Officer
    Box 20028, Calgary Place
    Calgary, AB T2P 4J2
    www.abindependence.com
    Phone: (403) 542-5324
    Email: coms@abindependence.com

    The Alberta Independence Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Independence Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective October 29, 2019.

    Following this change, the Independence Party of Alberta made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “The Independence Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective January 26, 2021.

  • Jason Kenney, Leader
    Ryan Becker, President
    Sheryl Cymbaliuk, Chief Financial Officer
    203, 2915 21 Street NE
    Calgary, AB  T2E 7T1
    www.unitedconservative.ca
    Toll Free: 1-888-465-2660
    Email: info@unitedconservative.ca

    The Chief Electoral Officer approved a request to merge the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta with the United Conservative Party. The effective date of the merger is January 1, 2020.

  • Paul Hinman, Interim Leader
    Rick Northey, President
    Kathy Flett, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 20044 Beverly
    Edmonton, AB T5W 5E6
    www.wildrose.party
    Phone: 1-888-507-0379
    Email: contact@wildrose.party

    The Alberta First Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Western Freedom Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective April 23, 2018.

    Following this change, the Western Freedom Party of Alberta made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective June 22, 2018.

    Following this change, the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective July 23, 2020.


Contributions

A registered party can only accept contributions from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta.  Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.

The maximum a party can receive is $4,243 per year per person (less any other contributions the person may make to other political participants in the year).  The party is responsible for issuing official contribution receipts for contributions received, which contributors can claim for non-refundable personal income tax credits on their tax return.

Click here for more information on contributions and tax receipts.


Expense Limits

A registered party can spend a maximum of $2,121,368 during a provincial general election period.  For a by-election, the maximum is $24,396 per electoral division.  For a senate election, the maximum is $106,068 per senate candidate.

Click here for more information on expense limits.


Filing Deadlines

Parties must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing quarterly contribution reports four times a year, annual financial statements once a year, and campaign period returns after electoral events.

Click here for more information on filing deadlines.


Financial Reporting

View registration and financial information for parties.

View Financial Reporting Website


Online Financial System (OFS)

Registered party officials are granted access to Elections Alberta’s secure Online Financial System (OFS) to enter and submit financial reports.

Contact us for access and login queries.

Login to OFS