Disability Links - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Disability Links

The following web sites are disability-related organizations and information.

  • 211 Community Connection – 211 is an easy to remember, three-digit telephone number that connects callers to a wide range of social, health, community and government services. By dialing 211, people in the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Parkland County, Leduc and Leduc County can access free, confidential and multilingual information 24 hours a day.
  • Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) – ACDS’s mandate is to provide support to rehabilitation service providers of community-based services for people with disabilities.
  • Alberta Supports – This website and contact centre is designed to make it easier for Albertans to access Alberta’s social-based assistance programs.  It helps people decide where to go and who to contact.
  • Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) – The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is the nation’s primary provider of vision loss support services. The CNIB’s aim is to help people who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind find ways to lead independent lives, while being integrated into the mainstream of community life.
  • Community Disability Services Edmonton – This site is your guide to learning about the work done by thousands of Edmontonians who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of adults and children with disabilities in their communities. On this site, you will find careers in the disability service sector throughout Edmonton and area, as well as a comprehensive guide to the service providers in the region.
  • Council of Canadians with Disabilities – The Council of Canadians with Disabilities advocates at the federal level to improve the lives of men and women with disabilities in Canada, by eliminating inequality and discrimination. CCD is a team of people with disabilities, deeply committed to the principles of self-help and consumer advocacy.
  • Edmonton Epilepsy Association – The Edmonton Epilepsy Association helps to improve the lives of persons living with epilepsy by providing information, referral and support services as well as awareness and education programs.
  • Register Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – This is information from Canada Revenue Agency about setting up RDSPs. A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
  • TASH – TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
  • The Support Network – Edmonton’s crisis and information centre. The Support Network is a safe place to call when life hurts. We help you connect with the heart of the community so you can help yourself, a friend or a family member. Help the way you want it..by phone, in person, online, in the community.
  • Vecova – Vecova assists people with disabilities to live with dignity and value as contributing members of the community and to make informed and responsible choices in all aspects of their lives. We are a non-profit, research and service agency offering employment, community-living, education and recreation services.
  • Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD) – Alberta’s grassroods, cross-disability organiation. Aconsumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities.
Modified: 2016-11-24
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