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April 8, 2020

  Media Release: Other Provinces Continue to Provide Additional Supports to Persons with Disabilities: When will Alberta Act? For immediate release – April 8, 2020 Edmonton, AB —  On April 2, the British Columbia Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction announced two major measures, among others, to support individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable […]

March 31, 2020

  Media release – March 31, 2020 Edmonton, AB — The Government of Alberta’s recent communication to families who have family members with developmental disabilities, coupled with the announcement that educational assistants who support students with disabilities are being laid off, is leaving families wondering why they do not count as Albertans. Adding to the […]

March 30, 2020

  We appreciate that Community and Social Services (CSS) is providing some flexibility in the use of Family Managed Services (FMS) funds but overall we find CSS’s response falls short. During this crisis, Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) and Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) contract renewals must, at minimum, be approved without reductions […]

March 25, 2020

  We are pleased to see that the Alberta’s department of Community and Social Services (CSS) has responded to our request for increased flexibility in how families can utilize their funding through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD): “… there is room for flexibility within existing FSCD agreements to make adjustments to help meet […]

  We are working with our national organization, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), with every hope that the combined efforts of 34 national disability organizations will lead to the Government of Canada adding additional measures to its COVID-19 actions specific to individuals with disabilities, their families and the organizations that support them. You […]