Dedicated Elders’ Lodge Project

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Seniors, Updates

The 2016 census statistics show that the demand for specific housing for Indigenous seniors is growing. The City of Calgary’s 2018 Housing Needs Assessment notes there is a need for culturally sensitive housing and supports specifically for the Calgary Indigenous population. The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC) will open a dedicated Elders’ Lodge in the northeast community of Highland …

EmploymentWorks Virtual Program by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta

Lisa C. Accessibility

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions. Each person with ASD is unique and the term “spectrum” refers to the wide variation in strengths and challenges reflected among those with the disorder. Living with ASD does not necessarily mean one cannot succeed in finding meaningful and sustainable paid employment. The EmploymentWorks Virtual Program offered by the Centre …

Activities for Children & Youth with Disabilities

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community

Ability4Good is a community-based nonprofit which develop social networks, offer services and create caring communities for those that are most vulnerable so that they can live with dignity, achieving their goals and aspirations. Below is the latest flyer of their STRIVE Summer 2021 program for children, youth and families living with disabilities. Various sessions are available throughout the summer of …

Calgary Adapted Hub — Accessible Sport and Recreation Programming for Children & Youth Living with Disability

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart (CAH) connects children, youth, and families living with disabilities with inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programming in the City of Calgary. Programs are offered either as an adapted sport and recreation program for children and youth with a disability or an inclusive program for children and youth of all abilities. Visit this link …

National AccessAbility Week May 30 – June 5

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The National AccessAbility Week is this week: May 30 to June 5, 2021. This year’s theme is “Disability Inclusion 2021: Leaving No One Behind” and we will be celebrating. the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities made to our country the accomplishments of individuals, communities and workplaces to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion, and the ongoing work to counter …

Free Grocery Drive Thru Event

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Experience Church will be hosting a free, curbside grocery event for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Drive through and they will place a pre-packed grocery tote into the trunk of your vehicle. Where: 6555 30 Street SE When: 2 – 4pm on April 2, 2021 No pre-registration required. First come first served, while supplies last. Delivery is NOT available …

Transportation Support for Vaccine Appointments

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Seniors 75+ can now book covid-19 vaccines. The government of Alberta has recently identified 211 as a resource to support transportation to vaccine appointments for isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges. For isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges, if you do not have the means to get to a vaccination centre, you can contact 211 for help in …

Alberta Offers Outreach Support to Communities with High Numbers of Active COVID-19 Cases

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The government of Alberta has recently put forward new outreach supports for communities in Calgary and Edmonton with higher numbers of active COVID-19 cases and rates of infection. Calgary neighbourhoods include: Lower Northeast and Upper Northeast Edmonton neighbourdhoods include: Abbottsfield, Castle Downs, Eastwood, Jasper Place, Millwoods West, North East, Northgate, Woodcroft East, Woodcroft West Starting December 15, residents in these …

Telus Mobility Plan for Seniors

Michelle Mak Accessibility, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Telus has a “Mobility for Good” phone plan that is meant for low-income seniors. Those who are eligible may be able to receive a cheaper plan as well as a free refurbished device. Eligibility:– Those who are receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefit (GIS)– Those who can provide their Old Age Security statement – T4A(OAS) indicating the amount paid to …

Pen Pal Program

Michelle Mak Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Volunteers

Link-ages has a Pen Pal program that invites people of all ages to join. This program helps connect individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing is encouraged. This program allows people of all ages, ethnicities, identities and abilities to connect through handwritten mail. The Pen Pal Program is unique because Link-ages will be using organization hubs to receive and …