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December 12, 2018

97 reasons why we are celebrating this holiday season!

This holiday season, we are overjoyed for 97 reasons about Bill 26 became law December 11th. 
It means AISH and Alberta Works will no longer fall behind the cost of living and people can expect their December 19th AISH base amount cheque to now have the base amount of  $ 1685 (instead of $1588). 
Albertans can expect their December AISH cheque to now be $ 1685! 

Here is chart to demonstrate the January 1st increase which will also be indexed to the cost of living every year! 

We have been waiting for this policy change for many years and we think indexing income programs helps protect Albertans to live with dignity. 
We just wanted to say thank you very much to the Alberta government for indexing social assistance! #raisetheratesAB indeed! 

December 10, 2018

Human rights begin at home, 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

This December 10th, we are celebrating the 70th year for the “Declaration of Human Rights.” 

We talked about how human rights start at home and how we got a long way to go on human rights all around the world. There is a lot of work left to do as Canada’s record with first nations is appalling. Alberta’s record on history of people with disabilities is also poorly documented and tragic. One of our members said  it was difficult to find the history on the eugenics movement at the library; it is like it is hiding in our history.  We also believe the selling of humans should be stopped, Human Trafficking needs to be stopped and the important of telling our stories as first nations and Disabled Citizens.

In celebration of this day, we not only wish you happy human rights day, but here are just some of the human rights we value...

 Declaration of Human Rights courtesy of Think link

  • The right to culture. I just like it, there is a lot of culture going on in Calgary and I am an artist, Freedom of thought and religion, everyone should be able to choose their what they believe in. 
  • Cheaper bus passes, health and well-being (article 25) bus passes should be $ 1.50, Freedom of expression as a lot of people in this world are very oppressed.
  • Freedom of association and ability to get together with people in the lives and the freedom to do that.
  • We have come a long way and we have a long way to go, the right to be who you want to be, freedom of expression (right to freedom and security of person article.
  • Life liberty and security-all humans have rights to have access health, socialization and without fear to be harmed by someone (from murder, hate crime( right to live freely with no fear).
  • Health and well-being, the right to housing, 
  • Social security because I like that, I like to study on it and learn about my rights,
  • Rights to and freedoms for all, all people who have these rights should have them, Freedom and equality means no matter who you we are all equal,
  • Health and well-being as in different countries it is difficult to get healthcare but in Canada it is much better in the world as we get our own benefits, I like how Canadians live here.
  • Freedom of association at the community hall because we support each other.
  • Freedom of equality and all,
  • Ban on torture (told there are more slaves in the world today than there have ever been).