Disability Resources

Recreational Resources

QI Creative - Edmonton

City of Edmonton - Programs for People with Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities PWD Programs

MS Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

Government of Alberta People with disabilties


Transportation Resources

Parking placards for people with disabilities

RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS OF ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES   

DATS

Strathcona Accessible transit (Mobility Bus)  

Housing Resources

Affordable housing programs

Calgary Disabled Housing & Supports List

Residential Access Modification Program

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.

Employment Resources

Accommodation and Compliance Series by Disability

Disability Related Employment Supports

EmployAbilities

On Site Placement

Bredin Centre for Learning

Oteenow Employment & Training

Selections Career Support Services

Prospect: breaking barriers

Gateway Association 

Goodwill Industries of Alberta - Corporate office

Income Security Resources

Financial assistance for people with disabilities

Income Support - Alberta Works

AISH

CPPD

Other Resources

  • Accessible Technology - Microsoft
  • 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.
  • 211
    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
    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 and discrimination
    The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on physical and mental disabilities  
  •   Understanding Co-decision-making 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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