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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Steven at Fish Creek Nissan (Calgary, AB). Inclusion Alberta. Steven is picture posing in a car dealership showroom with several colleagues.
October 14, 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. Fish Creek Nissan in Calgary hired an individual with a developmental disability in 2017. Steven has been a valued team member ever since. Steven’s duties include maintaining the dealership, delivery bays […]

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Madison at Canadian Western Bank. Madison poses at her home workstation in front of computer screens, one of which shows she is on a Zoom call with colleagues.
October 1, 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. At the beginning of the pandemic, Canadian Western Bank’s Project Management Office hired Madison as a full-time Administrative Assistant. She was trained remotely and has been working virtually from home along […]

Urgent Notice: Alberta's Triage Protocol & Persons with Disabilities. Inclusion Alberta
September 28, 2021

While Alberta’s Critical Care Triage Protocol has not been officially implemented, doctors and the news media are reporting that elements of triaging have already begun given the current crisis in our hospitals. In the past individuals with disabilities were discriminated against in the context of triage protocols however this should not be the case today in Alberta. We are providing the following information […]

Inclusion Alberta Youth Employment Partnership. Aidan at Value Village, Airdrie, AB. Aiden and a colleague are pictured arranging merchandise on a toy shelf.
September 21, 2021

Meet Aidan, a high school student who has recently been hired on as a part-time Retail Store Associate at Value Village Airdrie through the Youth Employment Partnership! Aidan’s experience in working with customers and his ability to take initiative will be valuable assets for his role as part of the Value Village Team. Some of […]

Natural Supports: What the heck are they, anyway?
September 2, 2021

By Caitlin Wray, Community Inclusion Facilitator – Inclusion Alberta Imagine, if you will, a place where your needs are met in ways you may not even think about – where you have a support network that works so smoothly, so seamlessly, you may not even notice it exists. In this wondrous land, you wake up […]

Municipal Elections 2021. Disability-related issues to consider when casting your vote October 18th
August 31, 2021

October 4 UPDATE: The City of Edmonton has made available information on accessible voting options. – As Alberta heads into a municipal election on October 18, 2021, it is important that the voices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families be heard. With that in mind, we encourage you to meet with your local […]

Federal Election 2021. Disability-related issues to consider when casting your vote on September 20th
August 26, 2021

UPDATE September 10th: Inclusion Canada has compiled this infographic comparing the party platforms as they pertain to disability. Please note that the infographic includes all the parties who have disability-related content in their platforms. Elections Canada has several accessibility supports available to make voting as inclusive as possible. You can find these resources here. One of […]

Canada Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey: Have your voice heard
August 19, 2021

The Canadian government has committed to developing and implementing a federal Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and is now seeking input from Canadians via an online survey that can be found here: Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey. We are hoping that as many families, individuals with developmental disabilities, friends and allies will complete this short […]

Inclusion Alberta Rotary Employment Partnership. Keith at Andrew Sheret Ltd, Edmonton, AB. Keith stands in the middle with four coworkers, all area wearing warehouse safety attire and are smiling.

Keith recently began working for Andrew Sheret Limited in Edmonton, as a full-time Warehouse Associate. In his position, Keith works in the Fast Lane department which is a fast-paced environment where he locates and prepares plumbing parts for customer pick up orders. Keith enjoys working with his team in a very supportive workplace where his […]

Inclusion Alberta Rotary Employment Partnership. Ashley & Jesse at Glencoe Club. Calgary, AB
August 12, 2021

The Glencoe Club in Calgary recently partnered with the Rotary Employment Partnership to hire two new employees on their food and beverage teams! Jesse’s friendly and outgoing disposition made him a perfect candidate for a part time Server Assistant position at the club’s restaurant. He is an essential part of the team, supporting servers to […]