Connections

Rotary Employment Kyle at Samsic YEG Airport with colleagues
December 15, 2020

ROTARY EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP FIELD UPDATE: Congratulations to Kyle who is one of the new hires with Samsic Assistance Canada, the company recently contracted by WestJet to cover their ground-handling duties. Kyle is excited to be back at Edmonton International Airport providing quality assistance and care to passengers. Congratulations Kyle and Samsic! To learn more about inclusive hiring, […]

FMS FAQ: who will train the staff that I hire?
December 4, 2020

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. The Alberta government’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program provides this funding for people with developmental disabilities. The point of FMS is […]

Dream Makers Christine Rendell and Brian Carnahan
December 1, 2020

Inclusion Alberta Dream Makers Christine Rendell and her husband Brian Carnahan were first introduced to Inclusion Alberta through the Rotary Employment Partnership. The Calgary residents have been part of their Rotary Club for many years (with Christine having served as Rotary District 5360 Governor for 2019-2020, and most recently stepping into the role of District […]

Sophie with a colleague, they are handling two dogs. Rotary Employment Partnership
November 27, 2020

ROTARY EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP FIELD UPDATE: Through a family connection – and with the help of the Rotary Employment Partnership – another exciting job has been created! Sophie finished her studies in April 2020 from NAIT ‘s Veterinary Technician program through Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Initiative. Her goal was to find a career where she would be […]

Mark Fusco and his cousin Ryan MacIntyre
October 30, 2020

By Mark Fusco Mark Fusco is the Owner/Operator of Revive Hair Loft in Edmonton, AB.  The handsome guy on the right of the photo above is my cousin, Ryan MacIntyre, who is a college graduate, full-time employee, sports and music superfan and also has a developmental disability. Growing up, I honestly had no idea that […]

Bartell Family photo, a family forever changed by Inclusion Alberta
October 19, 2020

By Karen Bartell Karen Bartell is the parent of 3 adult children, and a member of Inclusion Alberta’s Dream Maker Society. She lives in Calgary. Our 3 daughters are adults now, but let’s rewind back to when they were 5, 3 and a tiny baby. We had been invited participate in the Inclusion Alberta Family […]