This publication from Alberta Children and Youth Services (Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Unit) explains the nature of abuse of persons with disabilites. It then describes what you can do if you realize that you are in an abusive relationship or you are concerned about a friend who may be in such a situation. (PDF – 15 pages)
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The Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) is a family based, non-profit organization representing thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. AACL Advocates address issues ranging from inclusive education to community living and family support to employment. Their Pocket Guide to Advocacy can be downloaded in PDF.
The Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate is an independent, provincial investigative body legislated under the Mental Health Act. The Patient Advocate protects the rights of persons and investigates and resolves complaints related to the detention, treatment, care and rights of individuals subject to admission or renewal certificate/s or a community treatment order under the Act, and those acting on their behalf. The office also serves as a resource to the mental health community through education services and to policy and law makers by bringing a unique perspective
Alberta Works helps unemployed people find and keep jobs, employers meet their need for skilled workers, Albertans with low incomes cover their basic costs of living. They offer services in different ways through: Employment Services, Employment and Career Resources,Training Supports, Alberta Job & Career Fairs., Workforce Partnerships, Income Support, and Health Benefits. See also: Information on the Alberta Supports Contact Centres.
Catholic Social Services is a multi-function social service agency that serves people of all faiths and cultures throughout central Alberta. Founded in 1961, the agency has grown to deliver more than 100 programs.CSS is divided into Service and Program areas offered in five distinct Regions throughout central and northeast Alberta. Major Service areas include: Children, Family, and Community Service,Community Outreach and Disability Service, Immigration and Settlement Service, and Substance Abuse and Corrections Service.
This webpage of Alberta Seniors and Community Supports provides links to all the department programs and services relevant to people with disabilities.
The Government of Alberta's FSCD program uses a family-centred approach to provide parents with funding to access a range of supports and services that strengthen their ability to promote their child’s healthy growth and development. In addition, FSCD assists with some of the extraordinary costs of raising a child with a disability.
The Government of Alberta has many programs to help lower-income Albertans. This online directory can help you find out what's available. Programs are listed in eight groups: Seniors, Employment and Training, Persons with Disabilities, Lower income, Children and Youth, Abuse and Bullying, Homelessness, and Making Life Decisions. For each program there is a link to learn more.