Other health-related service includes a period as Director of the Psychiatric Assessment Service (outpatients) at the Calgary General Hospital and Director of the Outpatient Assessment Service (psychiatry) at the Eric Martin Pavilion in Victoria, British Columbia
A vocal advocate for improved access to medical facilities and decreased waiting time, Roberts has argued that contracting out services to private clinics will likely result in increased costs for Alberta"s public health system. She has made multiple public statements on health care:
· She has described as "very dangerous" a proposal for private surgery clinics in Alberta
· She has argued that private/public healthcare partnerships would likely result in greater expense and less financial transparency
· During the 2004 Alberta election, she condemned then-premier Ralph Klein for refusing to clarify his health-care plans
· She has criticized Klein’s "Third Way" plan to introduce some private services to the public system
A long-standing Liberal Party activist, Roberts campaigned for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2004 federal election against Conservative leader Stephen Harper, finishing second with 9,501 votes. She ran provincially for the Alberta Liberal Party in the riding of Calgary-Glenmore in the 2004, 2008, and 2009 elections, finishing 2nd all 3 times.
Roberts has served as a board member for the Calgary French School, and is active in a variety of sports, including skiing, tennis and hiking.
An avid outdoorswoman, she is a member of the Weaselhead Society, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving Calgary’s Weaselhead Special Protection Area and Glenmore Reservoir.