Members of the Hall wish you
|Happy holidays from the Disability Action Hall and Happy New Year|
Enjoy the poetry reading of the late poet, writer, and disability activist Laura Hershey, we present the poem on its 30th anniversary "You Get Proud by Practicing."
Albertans with disabilities and allies got together to share personal experiences of the essential and important role disability service workers have especially during the pandemic. To sum it up, workers help many of us stay alive and thrive every day.
We also made the video to share with the Alberta Disability Workers Association as guests with service providers, family members, educators, and workers. If you would like to watch the video, please feel free to share it widely.
The video has captions within the video itself.
November is the 7th anniversary of National Indigenous Disability month and it is also time to honor and celebrate the efforts of indigenous persons living with a disability.
We want to celebrate our friend Glenn Crowchief. Glenn wrote his story back in 2017 called the "Powerful Buffalo Silencer." Since then, Glenn has self-published his book. Glenn talks about what it was like to grow up with a disability and live far away from his family and his reserve. Glenn would really like help to get his story out to the media. Glen's dream is to do an awareness walk from his Calgary home, to then walk towards the residential school he attended East of Regina.
Last year several self-advocacy groups and self-advocates were asked "What makes a good worker?" We then took these answers and themed out 5 areas that are important to people with disabilities. We think it is important to share ideas and experiences from people with disabilities to help keep good workers.
We then summarized these answers in plain language by using a jeopardy game template. If you are a member of the Alberta Disability Worker's Association you might have already seen this game in action at the Annual General meeting.
We invite you to try the Jeopardy Disability Worker game. You can either play alone or play with friends.
|Play the Disability Worker Jeopardy Game|
Members of the Disability Action Hall wanted to share with you the 1-minute of wisdom solution series "To fix poverty for good"
From now until October 17th, 2021 we will be share with you 1 clip a day.
These solutions will also work for all Canadians living on low-income.
Enjoy and Happy International Day to Eradicate Poverty!
September 30th was the deadline to provide ideas for the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The above wordle is what is most important to us. All Canadians were invited to fill out the survey (link to survey) due Thursday, September 30th, 2021; for some, people we encouraged to submit a video (as some found the survey too hard to fill out).Here is our video as well as a plain language graphic below.
We talked about income, employment, mental health and pharma-care, public transit, and access.
Elections Calgary (the 5w's) Here are some new things we learned about the upcoming Calgary election. (Including free buses)
And check out this video on the vote assistance machine! that will be at the advance poll at a specific location to be announced in the near future!
Links to Elections Calgary website where do I vote using your address.
will need to be received by Monday, October 18th by 4 pm, for more information about the mail-in ballot process, visit this link
We are celebrating our citizenship and right to vote! Here is a quick 40-second video to enjoy.
A knowledgeable panel of speakers will be addressing topics using a poverty lens - such as Housing, Healthcare, Food Security, Education, Truth and Reconciliation, and more.
We will open it up for a community discussion and close the evening with a presentation on voter literacy- everything you need to vote. Alberta Candidates may also be in attendance.
The webinar will also be recorded and it is a non-partisan event.
Advanced Polling starts Friday, September 10th,
and Election day is Monday, September 20th.
The webinar is co-hosted by the following groups: