Persons with Disabilities PWD Programs
MS Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter
Strathcona Accessible transit (Mobility Bus)
Calgary Disabled Housing & Supports List
Homeowners or tenants may apply to receive a provincial grant through the Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP). RAMP assists with funding to complete permanent wheelchair modifications that facilitate access into or within their current principle residence. Eligibility is based on gross income, wheelchair use on a continuing basis, and residency status.
Income Security Resources
Income Support - Alberta Works
WINTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
- If you see someone at risk or experiencing a crisis call 2-1-1
- Edmonton is a winter city. For individuals who have no home, winter can be a dangerous time with increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia.Homeward Trust, the City of Edmonton and community partners work together to keep vulnerable Edmontonians safe from the harmful impacts of extreme weather conditions.Edmonton’s winter emergency response plan is coordinated by Homeward Trust in collaboration with the City of Edmonton and more than 25 system and agency stakeholders, including emergency and crisis services, health services, police service, City peace officers, community agencies, drop-ins, shelters, and transportation services. This coordinated response is expanded to ensure the most vulnerable people in our community have a warm place to stay from November 1 to April 30 each year.
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- Inform Alberta
- Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
The Advocate’s Office acts as a point of contact between the community and government. You can contact the Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-800-272-8841.
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- Calgary Ability Network
The Calgary Ability Network (CAN) is a collaborative of community partners, stakeholders and consumers.
- Alberta Adult Health Benefit Plan
Edmonton & Area: 780-427-6848
Toll free across Alberta: 1-877-469-5437
The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program supports Albertans in low income to ensure they have access to prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being.
- Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Created under the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Act in 1988, the Council is an advisory body accountable to the Premier through the Minister of Human Services. It is responsible for providing advice regarding opportunities for full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the province.
- Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice and recommendations to Council about facilities and other infrastructure, programs, services, activities and policies, for the purpose of improving the City's livability, inclusiveness and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
- Canadian Council with Disabilities
- CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an accessible and inclusive Canada.
- Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
A member-based nonprofit organization serving the nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region.
- Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
CCVO promotes and strengthens the nonprofit sector by developing and sharing resources and knowledge, building connections, leading collaborative work, and giving voice to critical issues affecting the sector.
Resources for People with Disabilities
- George Spady Society
The George Spady Centre Society is recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of effective services for the care, treatment and support of individuals with substance-related disorders and dual diagnoses. People who come to us find dignity, hope and healing as they set a new path towards health and well-being.
e4c is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been working for almost 50 years to help vulnerable people here and now. At the same time, we’re working to prevent and eventually eliminate poverty. It’s a big task, but one we know is possible with the help of others who are ready to see the strength we see in the people we serve.
- Bissell Centre
We provide a wide range of interventions and supports to individuals, families and other community members.
- Abuse of Persons
with Disabilities Booklet
Abuse can happen to anyone with any level of ability, female or male, young or old, rich or poor. Abuse can happen in heterosexual, same sex or LGBTQ* relationships, long- or short-term relationships and between people who live together or separately. Abuse happens in cities, towns, villages, rural areas, isolated communities, reserves and settlements. It happens in all ethnic and racial groups and in all cultures. However, persons with disabilities may be more at risk of being abused than other persons. This booklet tells you why.
- Access to Justice and Persons with Disabilities
- Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs.
- Mental or physical disabilities
The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on physical and mental disabilities
Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) was created to provide decision-making options for people who need assistance in making decisions or who cannot make their own decisions in their best interest. This legislation provides more decision-making options to Albertans.
- Students with Permanent Disabilities
A permanent disability is a functional limitation caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability of a person to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at the post-secondary level or in the labour force. The disability is expected to remain for the person’s expected natural life.
- Government of Alberta Funding for Students with Disabilities
The Alberta Student Aid portal has a page dedicated to information for students with permanent disabilities
- Disability Tax Credit
A non-refundable tax credit that a person with a qualifying disability can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year. Includes a supplement for people under 18 at the end of the year.
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