Connections

Inclusive Post Secondary Education: Accepting Applications for Ambrose University Fall 2021. Ambrose University campus building on a background of blue skies with a few clouds.
May 3, 2021

Inclusion Alberta is continuing its six-year partnership in providing Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at Ambrose University, who will be accepting a new student with developmental disabilities in the fall. We are excited to provide more opportunities for students with developmental disabilities to realize their dreams and pursue post-secondary education. Ambrose University is a vibrant campus offering […]

Alberta COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule. Phase 2C, Frontline Disability Service Workers
April 30, 2021

May 5 UPDATE: All Albertans age 12+ will be eligible for a vaccine beginning May 6th. Learn more, and book your vaccine here. As such, disability support workers are no longer required to bring a letter of employment to their vaccination appointment. Disability support workers are only required to bring one piece of ID with their […]

Rotary Employment Partnership, Shane S at UFA Red Deer, AB. Shane poses in a UFA store holding a mop, next to his colleague.
April 29, 2021

Meet one of UFA’s new Customer Service employees hired through the Rotary Employment Partnership! Shane S. (pictured alongside UFA Red Deer Assistant Manager Bryan E.) is one of two successful candidates.  Shane’s role is an important one as he is responsible for the cleanliness of the store, ensuring that main areas are swept and mopped as […]

Alberta Government Disability Support Worker Immunization Info Session (Phase 2C). May 2, 3021 at 3pm
April 27, 2021

On May 3rd, 2021 Alberta Community and Social Services, in partnership with Alberta Health will be providing an information session for disability support workers, including those hired directly by families or funds administrators utilizing FSCD or FMS funding. Families who employ support staff are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. During the session, Dr. […]

Developmental Disability and the COVID 19 vaccine Inclusion Alberta
April 26, 2021

APRIL 30 UPDATE: Starting April 30, front-line disability services workers, including those hired directly by families using FSCD/FMS funding, can begin booking appointments at participating pharmacies or Alberta Health Services (AHS) clinics in Phase 2C. Learn more here. APRIL 26, 2021 UPDATE: Beginning April 27th, Alberta will expand Phase 2B of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out […]

2021 Inclusion Alberta Award Winners
April 23, 2021

Over 550 people gathered virtually April 16th and 17th for the 2021 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference. The Conference is the largest and longest standing of its kind in the world, and featured speakers Dr. Paula Kluth and Janet Klees and two full days of sessions where families, educators and service providersdeepened their knowledge and commitment to assisting […]

National Inclusive Education Awards. Simon Fraser School, AE Cross School, St. Mary School/Learning Services at Edmonton Catholic Schools
April 16, 2021

The National Inclusive Education Award is an initiative organized by  Inclusion Canada and its Provincial and Territorial member associations. The award for Alberta is provided jointly by Inclusion Canada and Inclusion Alberta to honour a teacher, school or school district whose commitment to inclusive education is exemplary and deserving of recognition. This year, the award is presented to: Simon Fraser School in Calgary (Laureen Lailey) AE Cross […]

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

**UPDATE: This raffle is now sold out! Thank you to everyone who participated!** 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 […]

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 […]