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March 1, 2016

Medical Experts and National Organizations Endorse Special Safeguards to Protect Vulnerable Canadians in Right-to-Die Legislation EDMONTON, AB–(Marketwired – March 01, 2016) –  Today community and health organizations from across Canada call on Parliament to adopt a series of evidence-based safeguards designed to protect the lives of vulnerable Canadians. The Vulnerable Persons Standard has been developed by […]

September 4, 2015

Simon Goes to School – Inclusion Alberta Applauds Minister of Education & Edmonton Public Schools Media Release – September 6, 2015 – Edmonton, AB  On Tuesday September 8, 2015, Simon, along with his younger brother, will be welcomed into an inclusive education at Victoria School of the Arts.  This is truly a celebratory moment for his […]

February 6, 2015

Today Canada’s Supreme Court equated disability with the right to be assisted in killing oneself. The Court’s decision is the most permissive approach to assisted suicide in the world. Rather than require people to have a terminal illness, people with disabilities simply have to express their life is not worth living.

September 20, 2014

EDMONTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ – The Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) remains deeply opposed to institutionalization.  Like most Albertans, tens of thousands of Alberta families with sons and daughters with developmental disabilities were looking forward to a new premier who promised a bold vision guided by an ethical and moral compass.  Instead Premier Prentice’s first and only […]

September 5, 2014

EDMONTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ – The Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) is appalled at the NDP’s gross error in judgment in calling for individuals with developmental disabilities to once again be removed from their families and communities to be hidden away in the dark recesses of institutions.    NDP Leadership Candidate David Eggen stated this […]

June 5, 2013

  For Immediate Release:   PDD Announcement Reassures Families                        EDMONTON, June 5, 2013 – Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL), which represents the interests of thousands of families who have sons and daughters with developmental disabilities, and has done so for nearly 60 years, commends Minister Dave Hancock and Associate Minister Frank Oberle for […]

May 14, 2013

CALGARY, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ – Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL), Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) and Alberta Disability Workers Association (ADWA), who together represent almost the entirety of the community who rely on PDD funding, – families and their family members with developmental disabilities, service providers and support staff – have joined […]

February 9, 2012

Alberta’s most vulnerable residents are hoping for a hike in their income in today’s provincial budget, while smokers and drinkers are bracing for possible hikes in liquor and tobacco taxes. Conservative Premier Alison Redford has promised to boost the monthly income for Alberta’s 45,000 severely handicapped by $400 and all signals point to her fulfilling […]