Connections

Inclusion Alberta Dream Maker, Sam Kamis
August 10, 2021

When Sam Kamis attended an Inclusion Alberta fundraising event in 2019, he heard hopeful stories from families of individuals with developmental disabilities who have flourished with the support of Inclusion Alberta, stories that resonated with Sam and his own experience having an older brother with a developmental disability. The family struggled through the early years […]

Rotary Employment Partnership. Sara at MLA Searle Turton's Office. Calgary, Alberta. Sara sits at a desk looking at her computer, MLA Turton and another colleague look on from beside her.
August 5, 2021

Meet Sara, a Constituency Assistant hired through the Rotary Employment Partnership at MLA Searle Turton’s office! Sara recently completed NAIT’s Radio and TV program, supported by Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Initiative. She is charismatic, tech-savvy and has strong media skills, making her a natural fit for her new role. Some of Sara’s tasks as a […]

The Hidden Job Market: Help Make Connections
August 3, 2021

Approximately 70% of all jobs are not published publicly and as many as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections. As individuals with developmental disabilities are often isolated and lacking access to these professional networks, allies in the business community can make a huge difference in someone’s life by helping make these […]

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 […]