Diana Batten, RN

Nominee Candidate for the

Calgary-Acadia riding 

Alberta NDP

I am a Registered Nurse, an Educator, and a proud Albertan.

I am excited for the opportunity to represent Calgary-Acadia !


About Me

Registered Nurse

As a nurse, I have spent my entire career advocating, supporting, and caring for my patients.
I have been fortunate to have cared for patients from the beginnings of life inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through to hospice and palliative care inside the Rotary Flames House.
I can speak firsthand to the incredible impact of strong, educated advocacy and support in providing safe and holistic care for my patients.



I have the responsibility and privilege to help shape the next generation of safe, exceptional, and compassionate nurses.

In class


Advocating for respectful, safe work environments and fair pay is a role I have, and continue to engage in. I have both the passion and experience to advocate for what I believe in.


Animal Enthusiast

No cat versus dog debate for me – I love them all!! <3


Nature Lover

When not taking advantage of the short drive to our stunning Alberta mountains, you will find me enjoying Calgary’s beautiful river pathways enthusiastically making friends with every dog (and owner) I meet!


Personal Care Promoter

I am an avid reader, competitive board game player, and eager traveler.


Why I Am Running

The simple answer is that I want to effect positive change and return Alberta to a province that we can all be proud to call home.

Like many, I have struggled with feelings of hopelessness and frustration throughout the pandemic. The lack of transparency, communication, and planning demonstrated by the UCP government, while strengthening my resolve, has also reinforced that my values do not align with this government.

I have experienced firsthand the consequences of private/for-profit services and as such, place value in publicly funded services that supports the entire community regardless of income.

I place value in people. Whether you are a student, a parent, a professional, a local business owner, an essential services provider, or a caregiver, YOU matter. You should have access to health care, education, shelter, a safe working environment, and a strong economic future here in Alberta. 


Standing up for Health Care in Alberta


What I Value

Equity and Inclusivity

  • Every person matters regardless of ethnicity, gender, or birthplace

  • A community that fosters and places value in dialogue and not assumptions


  • Proactive initiatives to strengthen our economic resiliency

  • Discussion, divergent viewpoints, and consensus

Integrity and Accountability

  • Critical evaluation, transparent communication, and the ability to recognize and address mistakes

World Class Publicly Funded Services

  • An educational system that will not only prepare students for successful careers but will also be a global leader in content, delivery, and social awareness.

  • A robust and agile health care system able to provide appropriate services anywhere in Alberta.


Earning your Vote


Experienced Team Player

I understand the power and necessity of working together with others especially when navigating opposing viewpoints.

As a nurse and educator, I know the importance of asking questions, seeking clarity, and placing one’s personal interests aside to gain understanding and contribute constructively to solutions.

Lifelong Learner

I am motivated by my own lack of knowledge and actively seek out expert opinion and support when needed. 

I respect and value the power of evidence, debate, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Disarming Advocate

I believe that active listening, probing questions, and healthy discussions lead to clear understanding and action.

I have extensive experience as a committee member and workplace union representative.

Upcoming Events

  • Nomination Meeting Calgary Acadia
    Thu, May 26
    Canterbury Hall (Upper hall)
    May 26, 7:00 p.m.
    Canterbury Hall (Upper hall), 848 Cantabrian Dr SW #844, Calgary, AB T2W 6G8, Canada
    Come and show your support for the whole Calgary-Acadia Alberta NDP Team as we elect and confirm our candidate for the next provincial election!! In order to VOTE in the nomination, you need to have an active membership with the ANDP in Calgary-Acadia and be attend the meeting.
  • Door Knocking in Calgary-Acadia!
    Tue, Apr 26
    Location is TBD
    Apr 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Come make new friends while sharing our vision for 2023!! Let's flip Calgary-Acadia back to orange!!
  • Door Knocking in Calgary-Acadia!
    Sun, Apr 24
    Location is TBD
    Apr 24, 12:00 p.m. MDT – Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. MDT
    Location is TBD
    Come make new friends while sharing our vision for 2023!! Let's flip Calgary-Acadia back to orange!!
  • Door Knocking in Calgary-Acadia!
    Sat, Apr 23
    Location is TBD
    Apr 23, 12:00 p.m. MDT – Apr 24, 2:00 p.m. MDT
    Location is TBD
    Come make new friends while sharing our vision for 2023!! Let's flip Calgary-Acadia back to orange!!

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Calgary-Acadia riding

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