Progress Alberta is a Canadian not for profit left-leaning advocacy organisation founded and operated by Duncan Kinney.

Progress Alberta
TypeNot for profit
PurposeLeft-wing political advocacy
Executive Director
Duncan Kinney



Progress Alberta is based in Edmonton, Alberta[1] and run by executive director Duncan Kinney.[2] It is a political left of centre leaning advocacy organisation[3] that was launched in 2016.[4]



Progress Alberta threatened legal action in 2020, when it claimed it was the target of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party who launched a public inquiry into the funding of environmental advocacy in Alberta.[1][5] The inquiry focussed on how United States-based philanthropic foundations partly funded environmental activism work in Alberta.[1] Prior to the inquiry, Progress Alberta had received tens of thousands of dollars from Tides Foundation in 2016 and 2017.[1] Duncan Kinney and lawyer Amir Attaran both argued that the inquiry was a breach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.[1]

The organisation's executive director was accused of vandalising Edmonton's Roman Shukhevych statue in 2022.[6]



The organisation produces the progressive news publication The Progress Report.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Non-profit eyes legal action over inquiry." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada], 20 Jan. 2020, p. A6. Gale In Context: Biography, Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.
  2. ^ Reiger, Sarah (12 Jan 2018). "Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney". CBC.
  3. ^ Anderson, Drew; Fletcher, Robson (1 Nov 2016). "Saskatchewan Party received millions in donations from Alberta companies". CBC.
  4. ^ Climenhaga, David J. (2016-01-06). "Progress Alberta, new progressive advocacy group, will make waves … and not just with opponents". Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  5. ^ Wong, Julia (20 Jan 2020). "Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics |". Global News. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  6. ^ Wakefield, Jonny (31 October 2022). "Edmonton journalist accused of vandalizing statue vows 'vigorous defence'". edmontonjournal. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  7. ^ "1 charged in connection to 2021 vandalism at Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex". Edmonton. 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-11-20.