About

Office Address:

406, Hys Centre

11010-101 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4B9

Phone: 780-488-9088

Email: vad@vadsociety.ca


Our Mission

The Voice of Albertans with Disabilities actively promotes full participation in society and provides a voice for Albertans with disabilities.

Guiding Principles
The work of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities is guided by the principles of full participation, accessibility and equality.

Our History
Voice of Albertans with Disabilities came into existence in 1973. Two organizations realized the importance of fostering an attitude amongst people with disabilities, encouraging their personal participation in overcoming social and physical barriers to their full participation in society. Since 1973, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities has been a provincial, cross disability organization of individuals with physical, mental, sensory, learning and intellectual disabilities. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities through our efforts, services and programs. Over the years we have consulted and collaborated with like-minded organizations on many important projects that impact the daily lives of individuals with disabilities. All over the province, people with disabilities are making their voices heard and Voice of Albertans with Disabilities is an enthusiastic partner in this movement.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President, Betty Doerksen

  • Betty became a member of the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2015, she was elected to be president in 2019.

Vice President, Michael Johner

  •   Michael Johner has been a Director of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities since 2017.  

Secretary, Sharde Davies

  • Sharde Davis became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2017.

Treasurer, Braden Hirsch

  • Braden Hirsch became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2019.

Director, Brittney Gavin

  • Brittney Gavin has been a Director of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities since 2018. 

Director, Katrina Breau

  • Katrina Breau became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2019 

Director, Angela Symon

  • Angela Symon became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2019 

Director, Curtis Anderson

  • Curtis Anderson became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2019
     

STAFF


Make a Donation/Buy a Membership

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities appreciates your donations. Your donation will be used to support our many activities as a cross-disability organization. If you have questions about making a donation, please call the office at 780-488-9088 or 1-800-387-2514, or send us an email at vad@vadsociety.ca. Tax receipts will be sent by regular mail.


If you have questions about purchasing a membership, please call the office at 780-488-9088 or 1-800-387-2514. 

Memberships can be purchased online.


Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Voice of Albertans with Disabilities. Donate A Car Canada looks after all the details - making it easy for you to support Voice of Albertans with Disabilities. Voice of Albertans with Disabilities will send you a tax receipt for the amount received from your car donation.



Door-to-Door Fundraising Program

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities' programs and services are supported by door-to-door fundraising by selling candles and collecting donations. For more information about Voice of Albertans with Disabilities’ door-to-door fundraising program, please call 780-488-9088 or 1-800-387-2514.  Join VAD at City Centre mall on Giving Tuesday, December 3 for our annual fundraising event.  Event information can be found on our news and events page.