Call to Action :: Meet Your MLA
August 31, 2015: A New Government – A New Cabinet, 70 New MLAs
Now with Premier Notley assuming her leadership responsibilities as Premier, the Cabinet in place and new and existing MLAs assuming their roles and responsibilities, it is critically important families, individuals with developmental disabilities and their allies take the time to impress upon this new government the commitments that are essential for children and adults with developmental disabilities to live fully inclusive lives. Now is the time to impress upon government and opposition MLAs, irrespective of the province’s financial challenges, the necessity to ensure the resources and policies necessary to ensure meaningful inclusion are sustained and advanced. There are many ways the government can reduce expenditures without reducing the direct support and assistance families and individuals with disabilities rely upon.
Inclusion Alberta has begun to meet with key Cabinet Ministers whose responsibilities directly impact the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. However, the little attention Albertans with disabilities and their families received during the past election campaign and the as yet unknown direction this new government will take, your MLA needs to hear from you as to what changes and improvements are needed in supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.