Events and Collaborations
Cerebral Palsy Alberta, Easter Seals Alberta, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities, and other community organizers were selected by the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities to host a virtual, province-wide, International Day of Persons with Disabilities event.
This year's event showcased by talents, hobbies, skills, and passions of disabled Albertans virtually on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
AAN partnered with The Alex Community Food Centre and the Disability Action Hall to create a conversation about the Canada Disability Benefit, RDSP, and the Disability Tax Credit on November 29th, 2022.
The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee (AHCC) and the Organization for the Prevention of Violence have been funded by the Province of Alberta to research the scope and impact of hate-motivated crimes and incidents in Alberta. AHCC and AAN collaborated on this project and hosted a safe conversation to gather data on hate-motivated crimes in Alberta on November 14th 2022.
The Alberta Ability Network hosted its "Fall Fling - Wine and Cheese" networking event in Edmonton and Calgary to promote collaboration and connection.
Alberta Ability Network hosted a webinar celebrating National AccessAbility Week called "Keys to Accessible Housing" on 22-05-19 where Ron Wickman, an architect specializing in barrier-free design, was the presenter.
Check out the recording on the right hand side.
Mayoral Panel Discussions
Alberta Municipal Elections 2021
Alberta Ability Network and Voice of Albertans with Disabilities hosted four mayoral panel discussions with candidates in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge during the month of September, 2021.
Check out the video recordings for each City to the right.
The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good and Action Dignity will be hosting an online mayoral forum. It will focus on issues of truth and reconciliation, the environment, mental health, care for our communities, social inclusion and diversity. We will also ask them about how they will shape the city’s budget, because that is where we get to see what they truly value.
At the culmination of National AccessAbility Awareness Week May 31 – June 4, The City of Calgary Advisory Committee on Accessibility, the Alberta Ability Network and Bike Calgary invite you to join us for an online panel discussion, where speakers will discuss how we can share this precious resource safely for everyone’s enjoyment.
Alberta Ability Network and Voice of Albertans with Disabilities are hosting 4 panel discussions with mayoral candidates in Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge
Lethbridge: September 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Calgary: September 23, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Safe and Accessible Pathways
As summer arrives and pathways are again bustling with Calgarians enjoying the opportunity to get outside, the safety of everyone using the pathways is critical. With many different wheeled devices travelling quickly, interactions with pedestrians can be threatening, especially where disabilities exist that may not be evident to others. Disabilities range from vision challenges, deaf and hard of hearing to users with earbuds restricting their hearing.