Political TPAs

Amendments to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA) are in force effective March 31, 2022. Click here to view a summary document Elections Alberta has provided to registered political third party advertisers and registered election third party advertisers regarding the changes affecting them. Information on this website has been updated to reflect these changes.

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 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 403-289-1220 (Ext. 224) www.albertafirstinitiative.com June 14, 2022
Alberta Medical Association Mr. Michael Gormley Mr. Cameron Plitt 780.482.0316 www.albertadoctors.org February 21, 2020 View
Alberta Proud (AB Proud) Daniel Kary Daniel Kary 800.896.5928 www.albertaproud.org October 29, 2018 View
Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) Brygeda Renke Brygeda Renke 780.492.5321 aasua.ca June 24, 2021 View
Alberta Resource Advocacy Foundation (ARAF) Vitor Marciano Travis Olson 780.306.5676 December 20, 2021
Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) Jonathan Teghtmeyer Pedro Carriel 780.447.9400 www.teachers.ab.ca April 16, 2021 View
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Julius Salegio Jason Heistad 780.930.3300 October 18, 2021 View
AngryDad Canada (GameChangers Canada) (ADC) Darrin Thompson Darrin Thompson 587.877.6294 www.gamechangerscanada.com November 9, 2021 View
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 Rachel Timmermans Matthew Yanish 780.297.4531 caus.net February 26, 2021 View
CUPE Local 3550 Jorge Illanes Mabel Ong 780.455.1435 September 28, 2021
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
EyesForward Kate Perala Mary Metz www.eyesforward.ca October 7, 2020 View
Fair Alberta Injury Regulations (FAIR Alberta) Mr. Keith McLaughlin Mr. Sandy Leske 800.665.7248 fairalbertainjuryregulations.ca October 1, 2019 View
Friends of Medicare Ms. Sandra Azocar Ms. Karen Werlin 780.423.4581 www.friendsofmedicare.org August 20, 2018 View
Health Sciences Association of Alberta Mr. Gerald Toews Michael Boyle 844.280.4722 www.hsaa.ca April 26, 2018 View
National Police Federation (NPF) Brian Sauvé Don Armstrong 819.329.7108 NPF-FPN.com February 4, 2021 View
Priority Alberta James Humble Mr. Wayne Leslie 403.277.1859 www.priorityalberta.com March 29, 2021 View
Public Interest Alberta Society Mr. Joel French Mr. Joel French 780.420.0471 www.pialberta.org February 20, 2018 View
Shaping Alberta’s Future Mr. Douglas Nelson Mr. Douglas Nelson 800.615.3798 July 20, 2018 View
Society of Albertans Against Equalization Gianfranco Terrazzano Melanie Harvie 403.918.3532 fightequalization.com February 1, 2021 View
Support Our Students Alberta Foundation (SOS Alberta) Heather Ganshorn Heather Ganshorn N/A supportourstudents.ca Nov 4, 2021 View
Take Back Alberta Society (TBA Society) David Parker Jonathan Heidebrecht 403.505.9373 www.tba2022.ca February 2, 2022
United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Ms. Heather Smith Ms. Karen Craik neednurses.ca August 20, 2021
Vote Yes To End Equalization Inc. Jodie Gateman Brian Dueck endequalizationnow.ca July 28, 2021

Last Updated: June 23, 2022


Deregistered Political TPAs

Name Registration Date De-Registration Date Financial Reporting
Alberta Fights Back (AFB) January 15, 2019 April 23, 2021 View
Alberta Victory Fund May 31, 2017 January 8, 2021 View
Alberta Votes Ltd. June 27, 2018 December 24, 2018 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
Equalization Fairness Alberta August 3, 2021 May 9, 2022 View
EQUS REA Ltd. December 05, 2018 November 09, 2019 View
Jacqui Vanderfluit December 22, 2018 April 24, 2022 View
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 424 April 25, 2017 October 16, 2021 View
Merit Contractors Association March 23, 2017 August 24, 2019 View
Progress Alberta January 26, 2018 April 23, 2021 View
Project Alberta December 6, 2017 April 27, 2020 View

Last Updated: May 9, 2022


Contributions

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 $30,000 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.

View Financial Reporting Website


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.

Contact us for access and login queries.

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