Alberta Ability Network (formerly Calgary Ability Network) is a collaborative of stakeholders, people with lived experience and those who support them, health practitioners, community advocates, and government that strives to:

  • Address systemic barriers facing persons with disabilities

  • Strengthen the disability sector

  • Influence policy and decision-making

Alberta Ability Network is an initiative of Cerebral Palsy Alberta



Alberta Ability Network (formerly Calgary Ability Network) is an initiative of Cerebral Palsy Alberta and was established in 2007, with funding from the United Way of Calgary and Area. Bridging gaps between the fragmented disability community, we work together to build capacity, influence policy & decision-making, and improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

AAN tables bring together key stakeholders to address issues and challenges, understand barriers and develop action plans to address issues affecting person with disabilities.



  • To provide a collaborative voice to address the concerns of persons with disabilities

  • To create vast cross-sector resources, opportunities and networking

  • To strengthen existing relationships and build new ones within the community

  • To build capacity and influence policy and decision making


There are five working tables that make up AAN:

  • Accessible and Affordable Transportation

  • Human Rights

  • Newcomers with Disabilities 

  • Poverty Reduction

  • Recreation