Community Events and News

Find out more about what’s happening within the community.

Check out Winter TVP classes that are available right now:

  1. Improve and increase your confidence!
  2. First aid training courses.
  3. Financial Literacy course to improve and increase your money management skills.

Click here and here to find out more information about the deadlines and the registration process.

Open Letter from the Minister of Human Services to persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Service providers Click here to read about work that our ministry is doing to promote service quality, informed choice support, increase consistency, transparency and accountability in contracting processes.

Personal Development Classes for 2016 Anyone receiving PDD funding has an opportunity to join classes such as Anger Management, BUDS, Men’s Group and Sex education courses! Click here to download the information.  

Download application forms:Women’s Group Application Form 2016 | BUDS Group Application Form 2016 | Anger Management Application Form 2016 | Men’s Group Application Form Winter 2016 | Sexual Education and Healthy Relationships Application Form 2016

Download information posters: Sex Education Course Winter 2016 | Men’s Group Poster Winter 2016 | BUDS Poster Winter 2016 | Anger Management Poster Winter 2016

Vecova They are offering a professional support education series from January to June of 2016. Click here for more information.

(ADWA) Alberta Disability Worker’s Association They have made changes to the human services budget for fall 2015. These changes occurred October 27. Click here for more information.

Provincial Budget Response Our Alberta NDP government has made some changes within the human services budget! Click here for more information.

(ADWA) Alberta Disability Worker’s Association has upcoming volunteer opportunities! Click here to download the information.

*Government delays implementation of housing regulations for disabled Albertans*  The provincial government announced Friday it will extend the deadline for implementing housing standards for disabled Albertans while it embarks on a public consultation about the rules. Click here to read the news article.

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) Courses CCIS offers opportunities for Professionals and Job seekers. For more information, click here

Calgary Service Provider Council Annual Report 2014/15 – A year of uncertainty. Pernicious uncertainty, then dramatic change. For more information, click here.

Heart and Stroke Healthcare provider CPR Courses and renewals Two training centres to choose from: Calgary North 125, 3510 – 29th Street NE and Calgary South, 236, 755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE. For more information please click here.

Mount Royal University Offers Limited spots available for Fall 2015 courses for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Registration is first come first serve. For more information please click here.

My Home, my life, my choice Albertans with developmental disabilities share and speak about the right to choose where to live and ask the Provincial Government to stop, look and listen before implementing the PDD Safety Standards. Please review the link here.

New housing standards for disabled clients Social service agencies urge changes to new housing standards for disabled clients. Please click here for more information.

Conversation that Matter An online conference on disability and community living that can be viewed ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. To see the new videos please click here. 

8 Ways to Keep Your Cool! Managing your emotions and maintaining self-control in even the most difficult situations are crucial leadership skills, and the article, 8 Ways to Improve Self-Regulation, can help you keep a lid on disruptive emotions and impulses. You can see more information by clicking here.

Alberta’s Minimum Wage Changes Alberta’s general minimum wage will increase to $11.20 from $10.20 per hour. The liquor server minimum wage will rise to $10.70 from $9.20 per hour in the first of two steps to eliminate to differential rate altogether in 2016. For more information, please click here.

Faculty of Social Work Learn more about the Fall 2015 PD Program, Improving the Treatment through Proper Diagnosis and more here

Volunteer Opportunities at the Calgary Food Bank Click here to view some of the volunteer opportunities around Calgary. 

Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services The Mental Health Review’s online questionnaire is now available to collect input from Albertans on how to improve the lives of those living with addiction and mental health challenges. Click here for more information.

Call to action for Premier Notley to Stop Standard 8  On April 1st, Premier Rachel Notely attended at the Alberta Legislature where people with disabilities asked for proper community consultation and a stop to standard 8. “NDP Leader… Read more.

Village Square Leisure Centre  For a list of the programs and more information, please click here.

Whitehorn Community Association Centre offers free Line Dancing lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, and Fridays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. No Partner required. The event will be held at 228 Whitehorn Road NE. For more information, contact Christina or Wally at 403-474-7017.

DJD Studios offers weekly dance programs for people with Parkinson’s, their spouses, friends and care takers, Tuesdays from 12:45 – 1:45 pm. Live music is provided with a focus on rhythm, body awareness, and motor learning. For more information, contact Kate Cunningham at 403-228-8188.

Adult Art Day Program Mandala Art Centre offers an Adult Art Day Program Option for people with a wide variety of abilities. The programs happen from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday. For more information, please click here.

Opportunities Knock Program For more information, please click here.

Great Managers Change Lives For more information and resources, please click here.

Mind Tools, Managing Unsociable People. For more information on how to mange unsociable people and more, please click here.

McBride Training Initiative for Older Workers If you are 50 and older, please click here for more information.