Jan 19, 2018
Jan 3, 2018
Pictured members of the Disability Action Hall and the Alberta Premier's Council on Status of Persons with Disabilities during a recent visit December 2017
Warmest wishes of the Season to you!
Dec 4, 2017
December 3rd, United Nations celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons, more than one reason to celebrate!
Members of the Disability Action Hall were pleased to join in on the community celebration at Calgary City Hall on Friday, December 1st, 2017. This was an especially warm day as our City Council voted in favour of no cuts to transit routes and to continue the sliding scale so all Calgarians can afford the bus in the City Budget!
Way to go Calgary. And big thanks to Calgary City Council!
To honour the community, there was plenty of drumming, speeches and over 50 tables celebrating disability pride, culture and efforts. We also made a short video of our day working at our vendor table.
Minister of Parliament Honourable Kent Hehr also announced the tabling of the new Optional Protocol "Allows individuals in Canada to make a complaint to the United Nations if they believe their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) have been violated."
Congratulations to the Albertans who received the Premier's Council on Status of Persons with Disabilities awards. And stay tuned for City of Calgary's Advisory Committee on Accessibility which will happen at a later date in the Council chamber.
Thank you again to all the organizers and all the beautiful people who came to celebrate! To stay informed of next year's activities check out the www.calgaryidpd.com website!
We are loud and proud!
Oct 23, 2017
Did you know the Alberta government invested 5.1 billion into programs and initiatives in 2017-2018 that may prevent or reduce poverty?
These 4 areas include:
- Making life more affordable
- Supporting wellness and social inclusion
- Investing in affordable housing and homeless supports
- Enhancing skills, education and emplacement opportunities.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
And if you think you might want some help with these services, please call the Alberta Support Centre nearest you to learn about the 30 program and 120 community services!
And if you like, you can also call toll free by dialing 1-877-644-9992
|Learn about the new Action on Poverty website!|
Oct 6, 2017
Vote parties at an advanced polling station make it possible for us to support each other, learn what ward we are in and celebrate democracy!
Advanced stations have ballots for all 14 wards and it is very helpful given there are new boundary changes.
How does your candidate measure up to building greater neighbourhoods?
Check out the Calgary Ability Network Disability Lens Guide!
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
How do you know if a candidate really cares about great neighborhoods?
Before you vote... talk to people about great neighbourhoods for all.
We made a tip sheet to help you get started.
Download Candidate-Handout (new page will open)
Thank you again to the Alberta Disabilities Forum for creating the "How to get involved in the elections" handout to help us share the conversation with our friends.
Sep 6, 2017
Did you know the City of Calgary has made an election app?
Are you not sure where your candidate stands on disability issues?
A couple of members from the Disability Action Hall came across the Alberta Disabilities Forum election ready handout. It was so good, we wanted to share it with you.
Link to election ready handout.
We liked it because it is only one page.It talks about the rights of people with Disabilities, housing and poverty.
It is also easy to understand and we liked the list of questions to ask your candidate.
Thank you Alberta Disabilities Forum for the handout.
Click here is you want to learn more about the Calgary election and download the app!
Aug 29, 2017
|Congrats to MP Kent Hehr on your latest appointment, Make us proud! |
In background MLA Kathleen Ganley as Kent brings greetings at our June 2nd 2017 'Disability Pride Celebration', photo taken by Kathleen Biersdorff
We have had a great summer and we wish to share with a couple of highlights. Our photos from and speech we made celebrating 19 years of disability pride and culture in Calgary . As well a link to our dear friend Thomas' who passed away in January. Enjoy the links!
|Thomas' video "Our Canada, My story" playing at the |
National Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg!
|Photos from Speak Out, click here|
Speech from Speak Out 2017
(held at the Lougheed House Friday, June 2nd, 2017)
- Our raise in AISH,
- the low-income bus pass,
- Fair entry and sliding scale,
- Changes to the marriage act,
- Stopping cuts to services and
- Stopping the unfair safety standards.
- Celebrating in public places to take people on a date with a disability
- Getting together to share practice our human rights to the right to love, the right to home, the right to play and many others.
- The police use to tell us during our parades to walk faster, and now they honour the pace we make.
Jul 6, 2017
Among the many members who spoke to the impacts from 2016. For 2017, Brian Dodd from Engineers Without Boarders, Holly Robinson, and Disability Action Hall and Poverty Talks member Brad Robertson shared why the City needs to begin conversations with both levels of government about basic income.
|Brian Dodd from Engineers Without Boarders |
speaks about how the next step for Calgary is basic income.
|Brad Robertson speaks of how good basic income design |
also includes services, supports and medical needs.
Brian spoke about how a basic income is about all Calgarians having enough income to thrive and how it is part of the Enough for All Strategy. Brad spoke about how good basic income design includes supports, services and medical benefits.
If you would like to learn more about this idea, check out the films and articles on the Basic Income Canada website.
Jun 7, 2017
The Hall is working in partnership with Antyx Community Arts and The Alex Community Food Centre and we can't wait to be at the art opening
Thursday, June 8th from 6 to 8 pm
and the show will be up for two weeks.
The Alex Community Food Centre is located at 4909 - 17 Avenue SE.
|Food Dignity Art Show Opening June 8th!|
May 26, 2017
Calgary Alberta for Friday June 2nd, 2017
|Speak Out 2017 at the Lougheed House|