May 22, 2020

A big thank you to all who attended our town hall on May 14th, 2020

We wanted to thank you for attending our provincial town hall held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020. We have over 116 people from around Alberta attend the call. 


If you have not already received your letter of thanks to you we have provided a downloadable link here for you. 

Here are the links to recordings and documents shared during the town hall

To view the recording from FLIC Inc. (Hit the play button in the middle of the screen) 
Town Hall Recording

·       Closed-captioned notes from KLM Captioning (33 pages in PDF) 

·       Links to Mental Health Resources letter by request (A letter from MLA Tracy Allard to MLA Marie Renaud April 14th, 2020)

Official Letter of Thanks to all who attended (Downloadable PDF)
 Town Hall Thank you letter



May 22, 2020


Dear Honoured Guests,

RE: Virtual Town Hall with Albertans with Disabilities, Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Please accept our heartfelt thank you for attending our “Virtual Town Hall” held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm on Zoom. We would like to thank the many people who helped us all provide a safe place for Albertans with Disabilities and members of the Deaf Community to share stories, ideas and solutions as we re-launch Alberta.

Here are the links to recordings and documents shared during the town hall
·       Virtual Town Hall Zoom Recording, ASL Interpreters from FLIC Inc.
·       Closed-captioned notes from KLM Captioning
·       Links to Mental Health Resources letter by request (A letter from MLA Tracy Allard to MLA Marie Renaud April 14th, 2020)

Many thanks to all the Alberta MLAs who joined the virtual town hall:



·       Tracy Allard, MLA for Grande Prairie and member of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities
·       Lorne Dach, MLA for Edmonton-McClung
·       Michaela Glasgo, MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat
·       David Hanson, MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul
·       Janis Irwin, MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
·       Whitney Issik, MLA for Calgary-Glenmore
·       Todd Loewen, MLA for Central Peace-Notley
·       Jackie Lovely, MLA for Camrose  
·       Honourable Ric McIver, MLA for Calgary Hays and Minister of Transportation
·       Jeremy Nixon, MLA for Calgary-Klein
·       Nathan Neudorf, MLA for Lethbridge-East
·       Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West
·       Marie Renaud, MLA for St. Albert and NDP Community and Social Services Critic
·       Honourable Rajan Sawhney, MLA for Calgary North-East and Minister of Community and Social Services
·       Irfan Sabir, MLA for Calgary-McCall
·       Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain



We were also joined by John Stinson, Assistant Deputy Minister for Community and Social Services, and Tony Flores, Office of the Disability Advocate.

Respectfully,

Organizers of the Virtual Town Hall: Albertans Advocating for Change Together, The Calgary Ability Network, Disability Action Hall, Leadership and Advisory Council from the Central Region, Self Advocacy Federation, South Region Self-Advocacy Network and Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association

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