This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. It includes disability-related articles on arts, travel, health and activity, family life, technology, learning, work and money, and social policy; as well as a number of interactive features
The Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities (ABSPD) advocates for Edmontonians with special needs. The Board works to facilitates changes in City policy and practice, advises the City on disability issues, and works to increase public awareness. Site includes reports from the Board's various committees and information on events and accessibility guidelines.
Inclusion Alberta (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living) is a family-based non-profit federation that advocates on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Together, we share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. As an advocacy organization we support families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life.
The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is a consumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities. The organization operates on the guiding principles of full participation, accessibility, and equity.
The Alberta Disabilities Forum, formed in 1996, is a coalition of 40 not-for-profit provincial disability organizations whose members speak with a unified voice on cross-disability issues of concern for Albertans with disabilities. Part of its mandate is to build partnerships with government and other stakeholders and to assist people with disabilities to have a voice. ADF also promotes public education and networking.
The Canadian Association for Community Living is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability. Site includes research on the meaning of inclusion to families, people with intellectual disabilities, and community partners.
The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies is a consumer-directed, university-affiliated centre dedicated to research, education and information dissemination on disability issues. Site contains links to relevant research and educational resources, as well as the CCDS quarterly bulletin.
The Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association is part of a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. It aims to accomplish this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. Site contains information on mental health-related public policy information and publications.
To create an equitable and caring society, we need to educate ourselves about mental health and its impact in order to encourage self-reflection, acceptance, and compassion. Inspired by social history, the curriculum materials on this website challenge learners to consider mental health issues from multiple perspectives and to explore themes of difference, diversity and discrimination.
Chrysalis offers personalized services designed to meet the needs of the individuals whom we serve while providing meaningful opportunities for growth and community inclusion. Our site will help determine whether our organization is a good fit for you or anyone you may know, to allow you to meet your employment, volunteer or recreations goals.
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities advocates at the national level to improve the status of Canadians with disabilities by eliminating inequality and discrimination.
DAWN Canada is a feminist organization of women with disabilities working to achieve control over their lives and end the stereotypes that label women with disabilities as dependent burdens on society.
Information on claiming the Canada disability tax credit for yourself or on behalf of another.
Independent Living Canada aims to pro-actively enable persons with disabilities to access the resources that permit their full integration into and participation in Canadian society.
PDD is a division of the Alberta Ministry of Seniors. This organization's mission is to create an Alberta where adults with developmental disabilities are included in community life. Site contains publications, policy information, and links to the regional community boards.
PLAN is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by and for families committed to future planning and securing a good life for the relative with a disability. Site contains links to related resources (including books, newsletters, workshops, etc.) and information on public policies, as well as a resource list for Alberta families.
The Premier's Council facilitates the development of Alberta's Disability Strategy in an effort to unite and coordinate the efforts of government, the disability community, and corporate partners.
This guide provides a quick overview of the different common disabilities some college students have and the different resources and technologies available to them. It is an American resource, but most of their recommendations are available in Canada.