About

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, Kent Hodgins
    • Kent became a member of the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2013. In 2015, Kent was elected to be the president of the board.
  • Vice President, Margot Brunner-Campbell
    • Margot first joined the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 1995.

  • Director, Ian Young
    • Ian became a member of the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2013.
  • Director, Betty Doerksen
    • Betty became a member of the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2015
  • Treasurer, Ava Morasch
    • Ava Morasch became a member of the board of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2015.
  • Director, Kristin Jennings
    • Kristin Jennings became a director of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2017.
  • Director, Sharde Davis
    • Sharde Davis became a member of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities Board in 2017.
  • Director, Tarah Patterson
    • Tarah Patterson became a director of the Voice of Albertans with Disabilities in 2017.
  • Director, Michael Johner
    • Michael Johner has been a Director of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities since 2017.

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.  Donate today!

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.