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February 26, 2021

Make an impact on 'Rare Disease Day' February 28th, 2021

Rare Disease Day 3 drawings of 3 individuals
Rare is Many, Rare is Strong, Rare is Proud,
Disability Action Hall supports Rare Disease Day, February 28th, 2021

Ways to Show Your Stripes!

Black and white animal stripes with show your stripes logo in centre

1. Share your story and why Rare Disease Day matters to you.

2. Wear striped gear (clothing and/or accessories with stripes) – and spread the word for
others to wear stripes on Rare Disease Day. Take a picture and post on social media using the hashtags #ShowYourStripes and #RareDiseaseDay.

3. Stripe your organization’s website for Rare Disease Day.

4. Attend an event

5. Change your profile picture using our Facebook Profile Picture Frame!

6. Print and use these Show Your Stripes stickers (printable on 3X4 Avery Labels).

7.Print and color in this zebra coloring sheet – and don’t forget to share your art on social media!

8. Post messages on social media to spread the word about Rare Disease Day and stripes – here are some tips and sample posts.

Information provided by: 

TAGS: Rare Disease DayRaise AwarenessGet Involved#RareDiseaseDayShow Your Stripes#ShowYourStripes

Rare Disease Day. (2021). Fact sheet (PDF). Rare Disease Day - 28 Feb 2021.

February 19, 2021

What we will be watching for in Alberta Budget 2021

Members of the Hall will be watching closely as the Alberta government unveils the budget priorities for Spring 2021 which begins at 3:15 pm on Thursday, February 19th, 2021.
We know from public consultation the following questions were asked to Albertans: 
  • reducing costs 
  • prioritizing how revenue should be spent 
  • seeking opportunities for saving 
  • looking for ways to strengthen the economy 

It will take us a while to understand what these priorities may look like for Albertans with disabilities. 

We understand the government was looking at the services offered to Albertans including:
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program, 
  • The AISH and Income Supports Program 
  • Highly regarded services offered under the Community and Social Services Ministry. 

Hall members are also watching for priority investments into: 
  • Affordable, accessible, and safe housing for Albertans 
  • Investments to help support Albertans to work together to address the pandemic