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Alberta Ability Network (AAN) is an initiative of Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA), and as such, CPAA carries the responsibility of coordinating, overseeing, and providing leadership to ensure implementation of the mission. AAN is not an entity by itself, rather it is a collaboration of organizations and community advocates located in the province of Alberta, to address systemic barriers facing persons with disabilities. 

Alberta Ability Network was established in 2007 with funding from the United Way of Calgary and Area. 



AAN members work collaboratively to:

  • Identify issues and priorities that affect individuals with disabilities 

  • bridge gaps between the disability community and reduce duplication 

  • build and strengthen collective advocacy capacity through education, and networking 

  • create and promote vast cross sector knowledge and resources

  • strengthen existing relationships and broaden engagement with new stakeholders 

  • organize and mobilize members to implement action for priority issues

Successful Meeting


Albertans with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of life. 


To utilize the collective voice of the disability sector to address systemic barriers facing persons with disabilities by influencing decision-makers to positively impact policies and practices. 

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