Political TPAs

A Political Third Party Advertiser engages in political advertising to promote or oppose a registered party, leader of a registered party, candidate in an MLA election, MLA, nomination contestant, or leadership contestant.

Any eligible person, corporation, trade union or group that engages in political advertising is required to register with Elections Alberta when it has incurred, or plans to incur, political advertising expenses of $1,000 or more, or has accepted or plans to accept political advertising contributions of $1,000 or more.

A Political TPA can only advertise outside of an election advertising period.

For the complete guide on political third party advertising, click here. For advertising guidelines click here.

Registered Political TPAs

Political Third Party Advertiser Name Primary Contact Chief Financial Officer Phone Website Registration Date Financial Reporting
Alberta Accountability Alliance Darrin Thompson Darrin Thompson 587.877.6294 abpoli.substack.com June 15, 2023
Alberta Federation of Labour Inc. Ms. Karen Kuprys Ms. Karen Kuprys 780.483.3021 www.afl.org February 15, 2017 View
Alberta First Initiative Ltd. Mackenzie Lee Mackenzie Lee 780.900.1185 www.albertafirstinitiative.ca June 14, 2022
Alberta Proud (AB Proud) Daniel Kary Daniel Kary 800.896.5928 www.albertaproud.org October 29, 2018 View
Alberta Resource Advocacy Foundation (ARAF) Vitor Marciano Travis Olson 780.306.5676 December 20, 2021
Albertans Against Extremism (AAE) Leonard Olson Leonard Olson 403.634.0038 albertansagainstextremism.ca April 11, 2024
A Very Concerned Albertan Sabine Shabbits Sabine Shabbits aconcernedalbertan2021@gmail.com May 27, 2021 View
Canadian Union of Public Employees – Alberta Division Mrs. Marle Roberts Ms. Elaine Moore 780.918.3061 alberta.cupe.ca June 4, 2018 View
Council of Alberta University Students Alexandra Ages Vacant 780.297.4531 caus.net February 26, 2021 View
Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association (EZMSA) Ms. Roberta (Bobbie Jo) Hawkes Ms. Roberta (Bobbie Jo) Hawkes 780.482.2626 albertazmsa.com/ezmsa August 20, 2021
National Police Federation (NPF) Brian Sauvé Don Armstrong 819.329.7108 NPF-FPN.com February 4, 2021 View
Progressive Political Action Committee (PPAC) Ken Peach Deanna Holt 587.905.9170 November 2, 2022
Public Interest Alberta Society Brad Lafortune Brad Lafortune 780.420.0471 www.pialberta.org February 20, 2018 View
Take Back Alberta Society (TBA Society) David Parker David Parker 403.505.9373 takingbackalberta.ca February 2, 2022
United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Heather Smith Ramona Pascasio-Salucop neednurses.ca August 20, 2021
Vote Yes To End Equalization Inc. Jodie Gateman Jodie Gateman endequalizationnow.ca July 28, 2021
Www.StopTheNDP.info John Williams Craig B. Chandler 403.629.0404 www.stopthendp.info June 15, 2023

Last Updated: April 29, 2024

Deregistered Political TPAs

Name Registration Date De-Registration Date Financial Reporting
Alberta Fights Back (AFB) January 15, 2019 April 23, 2021 View
Alberta Medical Association February 21, 2020 September 30, 2022 View
Alberta Teacher’s Association April 16, 2021 December 25, 2022 View
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) October 18, 2021 February 1, 2024 View
Alberta Victory Fund May 31, 2017 January 8, 2021 View
Alberta Votes Ltd. June 27, 2018 December 24, 2018 View
AngryDad Canada (GameChangers Canada) November 9, 2021 June 15, 2023 View
Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) June 24, 2021 October 23, 2022 View
Association of Canadians for Sustainable Medicare July 26, 2018 November 15, 2019 View
Balanced Alberta Fund Inc. August 4, 2017 January 16, 2020 View
CUPE Local 3550 September 28, 2021 March 25, 2023 View
Drain The Swamp CANADA April 20, 2023 July 24, 2023
Equalization Fairness Alberta August 3, 2021 May 9, 2022 View
EQUS REA Ltd. December 05, 2018 November 09, 2019 View
EyesForward October 7, 2020 July 29, 2023 View
Fair Alberta Injury Regulations October 1, 2019 July 24, 2023 View
Friends of Medicare August 20, 2018 December 25, 2022 View
Health Sciences Association of Alberta April 26, 2018 April 13, 2024 View
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 424 April 25, 2017 October 16, 2021 View
Jacqui Vanderfluit December 22, 2018 April 24, 2022 View
Lets Fix Alberta August 3, 2022 January 15, 2023
Merit Contractors Association March 23, 2017 August 24, 2019 View
Priority Alberta March 29, 2021 March 23, 2024 View
Progress Alberta January 26, 2018 April 23, 2021 View
Project Alberta December 6, 2017 April 27, 2020 View
Shaping Alberta’s Future July 20, 2018 December 11, 2023 View
Society of Albertans Against Equalization February 1, 2021 September 30, 2022 View
Support Our Students Alberta Foundation (SOS Alberta) November 4, 2021 April 27, 2024 View
Western Unity Group (WUG) July 5, 2022 April 14, 2024 View

Last Updated: May 1, 2024


A registered Political TPA can accept advertising contributions at any time from Canadian citizens and permanent residents normally living in Canada, corporations that do business in Canada that are not prohibited corporations, Canadian trade unions, and Canadian employee organizations. Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.

The maximum a Political TPA can receive from any given contributor is $34,400 per year, less any contributions the contributor may make to other Political TPAs. If the contributor is a person ordinarily resident in Alberta, their contributions to any Election TPAs in the year also count toward the limit.

The TPA chief financial officer is responsible for reporting contributions to Elections Alberta and issuing official contribution receipts to contributors. Receipts issued for contributions to TPAs cannot be claimed for income tax credits.

Click here for more information on contributions.

Fundraising Events

A registered Political TPA or anyone acting on their behalf can hold events and activities to raise funds for political advertising. Examples of fundraising events include a luncheon, meet & greet, rally, golf tournament, silent auction etc. Contribution rules limit who can pay to attend events and who can donate/bid at a silent auction. All fundraising revenues and expenses must be reported on the TPA’s advertising campaign return.

Click here for more information on fundraising events.

Expense Limits

A registered Political TPA is not subject to any spending limits. The following are common examples of reportable expenses:

  • Administration and office costs,
  • Honoraria and salaries,
  • Paid advertising,
  • Polling and research,
  • Production costs,
  • Promotional materials,
  • Public relations, and
  • Technology costs.

Click here for more information on expense limits.

Filing Deadlines

Political TPAs must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing quarterly contribution reports and annual financial statements. Automatic late filing fees apply for failure to file a report or return on time.

Click here for more information on filing deadlines.

Financial Reporting

View registration and financial information for Political Third Party Advertisers.

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Online Financial System (OFS)

Registered TPA primary contacts and chief financial officers are granted access to Elections Alberta’s secure Online Financial System (OFS) to report contributions, issue official contribution receipts to contributors, and submit financial returns.

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