Connections

Youth For Inclusion. Alberta's Young Generation Advocate for change. April 17, 2021. A part of the 2021 Virtual Inclusion Alberta Family Conference. Space is limited so please register early at inclusionalberta.org
April 12, 2021

Youth for Inclusion is an initiative by Inclusion Alberta to bring together youth aged 16-22 years old, with and without disabilities, who are interested in the inclusion movement, social justice, action and advocacy. The group meets monthly (virtually, of course!), and comes together each fall for the annual Youth Conference and in the spring for […]

50/50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser
April 7, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of our online 50/50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual Inclusion Alberta Family Conference! Purchasing a ticket will support Inclusion Alberta to continue to make a real and positive difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families across Alberta. You have a chance to […]

FMS FAQ: What is family?
March 31, 2021

Family Managed Services (FMS) is a funding option that enables families to hire and direct their own staff to support a family member with developmental disabilities to live a full life in community by having friends and close relationships, living in their own home, having a job and a career, being a life-long learner, enjoying recreational and […]

Inclusive Post Secondary, Megan at Lakeland College. Two women sit around a computer with scrap fabric strewn about the table.
March 23, 2021

Megan is the first student to be included at Lakeland College’s Interior Design Technology Program as part of the Inclusive Post-Secondary initiative! In her first year of the program, so far she has taken classes in Design and Graphic Presentation. As Megan completes her studies next year, she is hoping to put her artistic skills to […]

Service Canada's Disability-Related Benefits. Free webinar March 25, 2021 at 10am. Service Canada logo
March 18, 2021

The Service Canada Mobile Outreach team is hosting a free virtual presentation on March 25, 2021 @ 10:00am that families may be interested in attending, where they will share information about the Canada Pension Plan Disability benefit (CPP-D). This presentation will cover:  An overview of the CPP Disability benefit, eligibility requirements, application process, and return […]

Developmental Disability and the COVID 19 vaccine Inclusion Alberta
March 15, 2021

MARCH 15, 2021 UPDATE: Today the Government of Alberta released its detailed information regarding which underlying health conditions are included in Vaccine Distribution Phase 2B. For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, the most relevant section is entitled ‘Severe and profound learning disabilities or sever developmental delay, including Down syndrome’. Please note that a doctor’s note or other proof […]

3 Ways to Volunteer with Inclusion Alberta
March 8, 2021

At Inclusion Alberta, we are continually humbled and warmed by the generosity shown to our organization and the families we support from people across the province. From our Dream Makers and donors to business leaders who open their doors as inclusive employers with the Rotary Employment Partnership, each contribution helps us in our mission to […]

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB). Caring for a child or adult family member due to COVID-19 restrictions
March 2, 2021

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) is commonly known as a pandemic-related benefit for parents who have to give up 50% or more of their work due to school or day care closures. But did you know it’s also available to those who are missing work in order to care for a close family member […]

Rotary Employment Partnership: Kelsey at VDG Salumi. Kelsey sits in a white lab coat packaging product with a coworker in the background

Rotary Employment Partnership field update! Kelsey recently started working at VDG Salumi in Calgary as a product packer. Her role involves curing and preparing meats, cutting the salami, placing the salami into bags and using the vacuum sealer, and placing logo and nutrition fact labels onto the packaged meats. In the future, Kelsey will also be […]

Rotary Employment Partnership Celebrating 20 years
February 26, 2021

By Sara Protasow With the help of committed allies, what started as an idea by a parent and Rotarian 20 years ago is now an initiative that has created over 600 quality jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities across Alberta. Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnership, a collaboration between Rotary Clubs, Inclusion Alberta and the Government […]