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Definition: Resources about legal topics related to physical or mental conditions that interfere with daily activity.

Alberta Resources

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.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities

ACCD is a consumer-directed organization that believes people with disabilities know their situations best. Their consumer support and referral program provides advocacy to resolve problems encountered by either individuals or groups dealing with disability-related issues or programs. Available publications include: awareness-raising workshop curriculums, position papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and research papers.
Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities

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

Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities, Health issues, Human rights, Public policy

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.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Health issues

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.

Related keywords: Corrections, Disabilities, Drugs and alcohol, Immigration, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Parole, Refugees, Reintegration

This webpage of Alberta Seniors and Community Supports provides links to all the department programs and services relevant to people with disabilities.

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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.

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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.

Related keywords: Affordable housing, Disabilities, Landlord and tenant, Legal services, Poverty, Workers' rights and employment standards

Canada/Federal

The Canadian Transportation Agency is responsible for ensuring that undue obstacles to the mobility of persons with disabilities are removed from federally-regulated transportation services and facilities.
Related keywords: Disabilities, Transportation

This website by Charmaine Spencer is dedicated to social and legal issues affecting seniors in Canada. The purpose of the site is provide information and raise awareness of key issues to help advance their rights as full citizens in Canadian society.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Health issues, Supportive living and seniors’ housing, Wills and estates

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