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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 30, 2020

Inclusion Alberta is thrilled to announce that our Chief Operating Officer Wendy McDonald is a recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award. This award is Rotary International’s highest distinction and is given out to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others […]

June 29, 2020

At Inclusion Alberta, we are hearing from many more families than is typical that they are either being denied the choice of an inclusive education or being pressured to place their child in a segregated class for some or all of the day. Parents need to know their rights. If you are told your child […]

June 11, 2020

On June 5, 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $600 benefit to be provided to Canadians with Disabilities and their families.  This proposed benefit is now in jeopardy of being lost as the Bill to provide this benefit is not supported by all parties.  We need everyone who wants to see this benefit to proceed […]

May 21, 2020

In response to COVID-19 the Government of Canada has rightly announced Federal financial assistance to many sectors impacted by the Pandemic, including businesses, students, essential services workers, individuals impacted by the loss of employment, people experiencing homelessness, indigenous communities and most recently seniors. We know that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families have also […]

May 11, 2020

Please see below for a letter from the Honourable Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services updating the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CSS_Minister_Letter_DisabilitySector_May11_2020

April 29, 2020

As we previously shared when Inclusion Alberta and the Autism Society Alberta met with Dr. Hinshaw and Minister Sawhney, we raised the necessity for individuals with disabilities to be able to be accompanied, if hospitalized, by a family member or staff person. That without this essential support their lives would be at risk, particularly given […]

April 22, 2020

  On Monday, representatives from Inclusion Alberta and Autism Society Alberta, almost all of whom are family members of persons with disabilities, met with Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, and the Minister of Community and Social Services, Rajan Sawhney, to discuss the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and autism and […]