Connections

Families the (heart) of community. Virtual Family Conference. April 8-9, 2022
March 1, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Inclusion Alberta Virtual Family Conference, April 8-9! The conference is a time for families, educators and service providers from all over the province to deepen their knowledge and commitment to assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities to live fully inclusive and meaningful lives in their community. The Conference […]

Alberta Budget 2022 and Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
February 28, 2022

For immediate release – February 28, 2022 Edmonton, AB – Alberta’s 2022 Budget offers no visible progress for children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is encouraging that no cuts were made to existing programs and that there was some increase in funding for both the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program and Family Support for […]

Speech from the throne disappoints parents of children with developmental disabilities
February 24, 2022

  For decades parents of children with developmental needs have been advocating for their right to choose an inclusive education. An inclusive education where children with developmental disabilities are welcomed into the regular classrooms of their neighbourhood schools or their parents’ schools of choice. An inclusive education where children with developmental disabilities are supported to […]

Tips for hiring staff. From the Inclusion Alberta Family Resource Centres.
February 11, 2022

Over the past couple of years, and in particular during the pandemic, the landscape of support workers has shifted and families have been challenged to find staff. What does this mean for families using Family Managed Supports (FMS) funding and hiring staff? What does it look like to hire staff who will support a family […]

KIND Ice Cream Rose Creme Brûlée. February feature flavour created by Inclusion Alberta-supported NAIT Culinary Arts Student Julian!
February 8, 2022

Julian is a 2nd year Culinary Arts student at NAIT who is passionate about cooking, baking and ice cream. Over the summer of 2021, Julian worked as a chef at KIND Ice Cream in Edmonton, where he created an original ice cream flavour, Rose Crème Brulee, which is now being featured as one their February rotating flavours! Be sure to pop […]

Youth Employment Partnership. Connor at Pro Hockey Life, South Edmonton Common. Connor and a coworker are aligning a row of hockey skates in the store. They are wearing black shirts and pants and blue masks
January 31, 2022

Pro Hockey Life has hired again through Inclusion Alberta’s Youth Employment Partnership! Connor is one of the newest crew members at the Pro Hockey Life in South Edmonton Common. Working at the store for just over two months now, Connor has already become a key player within the team and the warehouse has never been […]

Inclusion Alberta Awards. Nominate someone for one of Inclusion Alberta's 2022 Awards. Community Inclusion Award National Inclusive Education Award Bruce Uditsky Leadership Award Colonel Eric W. and Dr. Barbara V. Cormack Memorial Award
January 27, 2022

We take time every year to recognize those in Alberta who are creating inclusive communities. We hope you’ll share with us those individuals and organizations you know who are making a difference, by nominating them for one of our awards. Categories are for community inclusion, leadership, long-term voluntary contribution and the National Inclusive Education Award. […]

Family Survey on FSCD & FMS. Inclusion Alberta needs your help to understand families' experiences with FSCD (Family Services for Children with Disabilities) & FMS (Family Managed Services)
January 14, 2022

Inclusion Alberta needs your help to better understand families’ current experiences with FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) and FMS (Family Managed Services). If you are a family waiting for, using or even denied FSCD, please complete the Inclusion Alberta FSCD Survey here. If you are a family waiting for, using or denied FMS, […]

Ensure Your Voice Counts. Budget 2022 Survey. Inclusion Alberta
December 22, 2021

The Government of Alberta is currently seeking the input of Albertans as it prepares Budget 2022. You can participate by filling in the survey online at Budget 2022 Survey by the January 15th deadline and/or by attending a telephone townhall meetings with Finance Minister Travis Toews in January, details of which will be announced soon. […]

Season's Greetings
December 20, 2021

By Trish Bowman, Inclusion Alberta CEO Hope is a word we hear a lot lately. It reflects our deep desire to keep those we care about safe, feeling loved and resilient during a pandemic that seems endless. Over the last year and a half, it has been hard for some of us to hold onto hope and at time, we may have needed others to encourage us. Hope is like a lifeline, pulling us […]