Connections

Manifesting hope during the pandemic. The Oakleaf Family shares their story. The family is posed on a rocky river front on a winter day. Pictured is Jess, Stephen, parents David and Ann, Catherine and her husband Kevin and their three small children.
July 19, 2021

Catherine Oakleaf and her mom Anne McWhir share their family’s experience navigating the pandemic together with Catherine’s brother, Stephen, who has a developmental disability. While Stephen experienced a great amount of loss due to the pandemic such as living independently, his job and being able to see his girlfriend, Catherine and Anne share how they […]

Canada Disability Benefit. Learn more and take action.
July 14, 2021

August 11, 2021 UPDATE: Inclusion Canada has released their position statement on financial security and income support. – The federal government has announced its plan to create a new law by recently introducing Bill C-35, a bill that would create a Canada Disability Benefit. This benefit has the potential to significantly impact the poverty and […]

Family Managed Supports Resource Centre in Grande Prairie Virtual Info Sessions. July 22 at 6pm, July 23 at 12pm
July 13, 2021

Inclusion Alberta and Inclusion Grande Prairie are excited to announce the Family Managed Supports Resource Centre opening in Grande Prairie! Join us for a virtual information session to learn about what the Centre offers to families in the Grande Prairie region. This session will be offered twice, please choose the date that works best for […]

Alberta Ombudsman: Ensuring Fair & Equitable Treatment for All
June 24, 2021

Every Alberta citizen has the right to complain to the Ombudsman if they believe they were treated unfairly when attempting to access a public service. Whether it is a disagreement stemming from an important decision or a delay in service, the Ombudsman’s office considers each issue and works to overcome roadblocks towards a fair solution. […]

Save the Date! November 4, 2021 at 7:30am
June 4, 2021

We invite you to save the date for our 2021 Virtual Changing Lives, Changing Communities Fundraising Event, November 4th at 7:30am! We will once again be hosting an exciting online event with an inspiring program where you will get to hear stories from families whose lives are impacted by our work here at Inclusion Alberta. […]

Peter Lee Golf Plastic
June 3, 2021

Join us September 16th for the 2nd Annual Peter Lee Golf Classic at The Links at Spruce Grove! All proceeds will be generously donated to Inclusion Alberta. Thank you to Foster Park Brokers for once again hosting this tournament! To register, fill out this registration form and email it to peterleeclassic@fosterpark.ca

Rotary Employment Partnership, Andy at Champ Machine and Welding. Edmonton, AB. Andy operates a shop machine with a colleague
May 25, 2021

Congratulations to Andy who recently began working at Champ Machine & Welding as a Shop Hand! One of Andy’s favourite tasks is operating the saw as it allows him to showcase the knowledge and experience with power tools that he developed at NAIT while studying cabinetmaking. Andy is excited for the opportunity to contribute to […]

Rotary Employment Partnership: Sara at Mayfield Rotary Club, Edmonton AB. A screenshot of a Zoom meeting with Sara and her colleagues.
May 21, 2021

Sara graduated in 2020 from NAIT’s Radio & Television Program through Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Initiative. Her goal was to find a job where she could showcase her bubbly personality and media skills. Recently, Sara started working as an Administrative Assistant with the Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield, where she has had the opportunity to […]

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at Olds College
May 6, 2021

Inclusion Alberta is excited to announce Olds College as our latest partner in providing Inclusive Post-Secondary Education in the Central Alberta area. Olds College will begin accepting students in fall 2021 and prospective students with developmental disabilities are encouraged to contact Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education team for more information. “As a parent of a […]

Inclusive Education and In Home Supports
May 5, 2021

As you have likely heard, on May 4th the Alberta government introduced new public health measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. K-12 students throughout the province will all shift to at-home learning effective May 7th and will return to class May 25th.  However, there is an exception for students with disabilities (see the section titled “What’s New” and expand […]