Connections

Inclusion Alberta Rotary Employment Partnership. Jade at DHL Express, Calgary, AB. Jade and a colleague pose together in front of loading equipment, one of them is holding ratchet straps.
December 16, 2021

Jade recently began working as a Warehouse Associate at DHL Express‘ busy Calgary location, having been hired through Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnership. Jade’s duties include sorting parcel bags, organizing mail bins, and helping to secure transport containers so they can be safely loaded onto the outgoing plane, all of which contribute to the efficiency […]

Alberta COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution. Developmental Disability & the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot. Inclusion Alberta
December 15, 2021

For immediate release – December 15, 2021 Edmonton, AB – Inclusion Alberta is calling on the Alberta government to prioritize individuals with developmental disabilities in the COVID-19 third (‘booster’) dose roll out. Science clearly indicates that individuals with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome experience a much higher rate of severe illness and death should […]

Inclusion Alberta Youth Employment Partnership. Daniel at Five Guys, Edmonton, AB. Daniel and a colleague work at the fry station at Five Guys, dressed in red shirts, pants and hats.
December 8, 2021

Many employers around the province are having issues hiring quality staff. Inclusion Alberta’s Youth Employment Partnership can help fill that gap, while creating jobs for high school students with developmental disabilities! Edmonton high school student Daniel is enjoying his first ever job working as a part-time Red Shirt Team Member for Five Guys in Edmonton, […]

Inclusion Alberta Expands Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Initiative
December 7, 2021

For immediate release – December 7, 2021 Edmonton, AB – Inclusion Alberta is pleased to have received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services in order to expand Inclusive Post-Secondary Education opportunities at several institutions across the province as well as develop new opportunities at institutions not currently including students with developmental disabilities. […]

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education. Anthony at Grande Prairie Regional College. Grande Prairie, AB. Inclusion Alberta logo and GPRC logo. Three people pose together in a college classroom. All are carrying book bags and wearing masks.
December 3, 2021

Anthony is a second year drama student at Grande Prairie Regional College supported by Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Initiative. Anthony is passionate about drama and has had the opportunity to take classes like Play Analysis, Introduction to Dramatic Process and more.  Pictured to the right is Anthony, his classmate Freddie, and his instructor Misha, […]

Inclusion Alberta Dream Maker - Lorne Rubis Lorne is pictured posing, wearing a suit.
November 15, 2021

Lorne Rubis, Co-Founder and Chief Belonging Officer at Belongify.com, is passionate about inclusion and has plenty of experience being a leading inclusive employer. “Inclusion Alberta has a representative community that requires attention, care and support to complete that language of inclusion,” says Lorne. “And that’s why I am a part of it.” Lorne is a […]

a red knitted heart is dismayed on a grey background with the words 'thank you' written below it
November 5, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s Changing Lives, Changing Communities Fundraising Event! Although we couldn’t be together in person, we had over 660 people gathered ‘in the room’ to hear stories from families impacted by our work here at Inclusion Alberta. We are overwhelmed with gratitude as we announce that the event raised $269,531.00 […]

Virtual fall conference 2021. Youth for Inclusion. Inspiring Collective Youth Activism Through Advocacy and Leadership. November 6, 9:30am-12:30m, $10, register at inclusionalberta.org
November 1, 2021

Youth for Inclusion invites you to join the 5th annual Fall Conference on November 6th, 2021! This year’s event will be virtual, with the theme ‘inspiring collective youth activism through advocacy and leadership’. Do you have a passion for leadership, community activism, and aspire to be a part of a movement for inclusion? Youth aged […]

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Clark Builders. Inclusion Alberta. Two construction workers dig with shovels on an excavation site.
October 28, 2021

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and we are highlighting Alberta employers who demonstrate leadership in including individuals with developmental disabilities in their organizations. Long-time inclusive employers Clark Builders hired Ian through the Rotary Employment Partnership as a full-time labourer on their construction team for the Dr. Anne Anderson High School in Edmonton. While the project […]

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Grande Spirit Foundation, Grande Prairie, AB.
October 21, 2021

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (#DEAM), and we are highlighting Alberta employers who demonstrate leadership in including individuals with developmental disabilities in their organizations. Grande Spirit Foundation hired two employees this year through the Rotary Employment Partnership. Laura’s primary role is ensuring COVID-19 sanitizing protocols are performed continually throughout Wild Rose Manor, helping to keep seniors, staff and […]