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May 30, 2022

UPDATE: Postponed action for the National Access Arts Centre


We are pleased to announce we have postponed the news conference for Friday, June 3rd at 11:30 am.

Late Friday afternoon the City reached out to us to work together. 

More disability community groups will be asked to share input and voice concerns when designating heritage buildings such as the Scouts Building for the new home of the National Access Arts Centre. 

When we have an update we will be happy to share more. 

However please feel free to share with us why it is a good idea to ask disability groups you are leasing a building to are consulted prior to historical designation. 
We think changing the process to strike a balance between historical and accessible will help more Albertans to enjoy our historic resources. 

We are crossing our fingers. Please stay tuned. 

Picture of old cement stairs saying the word Postponed

May 26, 2022

National AccessAbility Week is around the corner!

We are so proud to share the message National AccessAbility Week is just around the corner! May 29th until June 4th. It's a chance to celebrate and honor the many contributions of the disability community. We are hoping to share 7 actions you can do in honor of National AccessAbility Week. #NAAW2022 #Inclusionmatters! 

We miss your face! Join us at this place! 
Old cement stairs in dire need of repair
Scouts Building 2140 Brownlea Drive NW Calgary, Alberta

People who love the arts with members of the Disability Action Hall and friends! 

News Conference "Speak Out 4 Access Now" as part of National AccessAbility Week

2140 Brownlea Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta

Friday, June 3rd! 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Bring a sign. 

(Or if you cannot make it, please call or send a message to 311 for public consultation to happen!)

Why? We would love to see improvements to city policy to include public consultation prior to approving historical buildings that are leased to folks who experience barriers to society.  

Stay tuned for more information! 

May 13, 2022

1-minute message about mental wellness

1-minute message about mental wellness

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Mental health is every day (Image of a seagull in a sunset sky with words scrolling around in half circle)

It is not a one size fits all. (image of seagull  flying across a sunset sky with the words moving around the bird in a half circle)

I want people to know there is other thought processes with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, It is not just about washing hands. (image of a white female in their 30s with brown hair, white skin, dark red sweater looking outside of a window on a rainy day)

It seems so real, so I would do strange behaviour to feel safe. People may not understand all the parts of OCD. (Image of a young adult sitting on a box,  silhouette, sitting alone in the dark)

It is not just about getting over it and move on. We deal with it every second day of the day. (Image on a dark blue background with a yellow square and yellow ball moving around the square clockwise)

I don't have the flu.
our struggles with the healthcare system are real,  especially trauma. 
I am lonely.  I want to be accepted as I am. (Image - Person in black and white holding a hand to their forehead). 

The systems are designed for people to fit a cookie-cutter program. People are complicated.
We are turned down because multiple disabilities are not covered. (Image - dark photo in black and white female holding in their 40s a hand to their forehead).

A lot of mental health programs continue with online services only. 
Human-to-human services contact is zero. (Image: long red hair white female in her 30s wearing a creamy casual outfit leaning on a post gazing near their feet). 

Listen. Learn. Mental health affects a lot of good people. 
Take a course. Watch a film. 
(Image- a black female in their 30s smiling, holding white baby's breath and smiling). 

Ask politicians to fulfill the promises for improved mental health. (Image- microphones at a podium).

A message from the members of the Disability Action Hall. (Image - white desk with felts and markers, with a cut-out drawing of a head with brain and the handwritten words in black pen says 'mental health' surrounded by smaller handwritten words in rainbow colours saying 'optimism, emotions, hope, love, best, control, positive, psychology, life, mood.)

Mental Health messaging by Disability Action Hall