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January 15, 2021

The Alberta Government has posted an online survey on FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) that is open until February 1. It is very short and will only take a few minutes to complete but the responses have the potential to change FSCD for the worse. You do not need to be a parent currently using FSCD […]

Stop Bill C 7, your help is urgently needed
December 17, 2020

The House of Commons has now passed Bill-C7, which will make it possible for someone NOT near the end of life to receive assisted death on the basis of having a disability. The bill is now sitting with Senators for consideration, and as they are expected to make their final decision by tomorrow, (Friday, December […]

Inclusive Education and In Home Supports
November 26, 2020

Re: Alberta School Restriction & Inclusive Education   As you have likely already heard, the Alberta government introduced new public health measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 earlier this week. Since that time, many stakeholders including Inclusion Alberta have requested that the government provide much-needed clarification to the new measures that are being imposed.   Junior […]

Fall 2021 Inclusive Post-Secondary Vacancies. 3 students cheer a sporting event together from the stands.
November 20, 2020

Inclusion Alberta in partnership with post-secondary institutions across the province offer Inclusive Post-Secondary Education supports to students with developmental disabilities. This support is tailored to each individual student to assist them to succeed in meaningfully participating in university and college programs of study, getting involved in campus and community life, and securing paid employment. This […]

Public engagement for Alberta government budget survey
November 18, 2020

Take action to ensure your voice is heard. Please respond by December 4, 2020 The Government of Alberta is currently seeking the input of Albertans as it prepares Budget 2021. You can participate by filling in the survey online at the Government of Alberta’s website and or by attending one of three future townhall meetings with […]

Ensure Your Voice Counts. Budget 2021: The Time is Now.
November 10, 2020

The Alberta government is inviting public input as it determines the 2021 provincial budget. Given the province’s economic challenges, it is critical that the interests of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are placed front and centre for every MLA. Meeting face-to-face with your MLA is one of the most powerful and effective means […]

Safeguards in medical assistance in dying
October 9, 2020

With court challenges already in place on Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying laws, the Canadian Government has drafted and reintroduced new legislation (Bill C-7) that makes having a disability reason enough to request to die. Inclusion Alberta calls upon families to urge their Member of Parliament to ensure that current legislation is rewritten to maintain […]

Albertans with Disabilities fearful of government cuts and reduced supports
September 11, 2020

Media Release: Albertans with Disabilities Fearful of Government Cuts and Reduced Supports For immediate release – September 11, 2020 Edmonton, AB – The recent reporting that AISH may be reduced, which was not denied by government, is one more example of how this government is losing its moral compass in the midst of a pandemic. […]

Alberta Government school re-entry plan supports inclusive education
August 7, 2020

Inclusion Alberta is very pleased to see that our Province’s School Re-Entry Plan emphasizes inclusive education and the provision of needed supports to ensure success in the classroom and “all aspects of school life.” The following is directly quoted from the Re-Entry Plan: “The Standards for Special Education define an inclusive education as one where […]

Federal COVID 19 financial relief
July 22, 2020

Inclusion Alberta is pleased to share that yesterday the Government of Canada passed legislation for a one-time, tax-free $600 benefit to help Canadians with disabilities cover extra costs related to COVID-19. The proposed benefit was first announced on June 11, 2020 but was delayed. “I am relieved that our Parliamentarians were able to put aside […]