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Archive - September 2017


The VOICE of Albertans with Disabilities September 2017

September 2017 - Newsletters
Why Voting is Important
   Voting in an election is your democratic right and your choice. Our city and our lives are shaped by the outcome of the 2017 Municipal Elections. Casting your ballot for a mayor, city councillor and school board trustee means you are participating in choosing the leaders that will make decisions about policies and programs that impact your daily life. 

Education for Life Bursaries!
  Voice of Albertans is proud to present the Education for Life Bursaries to 6 qualified post secondary students, all entering their first year of studies. 

ADF Forum - October 5, 2017
   You are invited to attend the Alberta Disabilities Forum, October 5th, 2017, from 9:30-2:30 at the Chateau Nova, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton.   Confirm your attendance through Eventbrite, follow the link to reserve your tickets today - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fall-forum-meeting-opportunity-to-network-tickets-37699317674

#GivingTuesdayCa
   Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada - a new day for giving on November 28, 2017.  We are proud to be a #GivingTuesdayCa partner.
www.GivingTuesday.ca

#IBelieveYou
   September 11, 2017, was the official kick off of the #IBelieveYou campaign. Meloney Patterson, Executive Director of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities, gave a speech in support of the campaign launch and we are pleased to showcase the newest poster in the #IBelieveYou campaign that features an individual with a disability.

Project Updates
   Voice of Albertans with Disabilities has completed the Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta project which includes sections on Current Practice, Accessibility Tools and Recommendations for Action.

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Elections Sheet

September 2017 - Newsletters
The information collected for the Municipal Election by the Voice of Albertans with Disibilities, with input from a number of members, is being used by a number of organizations to encourage discussion with candidates. The Disability Action Hall, Calgary, has created a handout using the material. It is great to see the information is prooving helpful to engage in the election process.

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Supporting a vision of inclusion in your neighbourhood

September 2017
Attached is a one pager that outlines a vision of inclusive communities and the types of questions that can be asked of local candidates running in the upcoming Municipal Elections. This could be used by yourself and your networks .  If you do use this, it would great know how and if it was helpful to have a conversation about inclusion and accessibility.
 
Hope you join in to ensure the voices and issues of people with disabilities are heard.

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