Events and Initiatives

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.

Edmonton

Red Deer

Lethbridge

Calgary

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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. 

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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.

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Toolkit

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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

Registration: https://bit.ly/3xCcSAd 

 

Calgary: September 23, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration: https://bit.ly/3jIX3D3 

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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.

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An exciting grassroots initiative has emerged in Alberta.
Barrier-free Alberta grew out of the Alberta Ability Network. We have one main purpose – to get strong and effective accessibility legislation passed.

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A Training Program for Settlement Workers Working with Immigrants & Refugees with Disabilities

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The Re-entry Strategy for Persons with Disabilities Task Force began in May 2020 as a collaborative effort between community stakeholders, agency partners, self-advocates, academics, and government.